Bishop, Confessor and Doctor

Called the Theologian, a close friend of Saint Basil the Great, after exquisite literary training in Athens, he retired to a monastery. The emperor of spanish descent Theodosius proclaimed St. Gregory Archbishop of Constantinople; but after a few months he resigned from this see, and retired to his homeland, where he lived his last years with great sorrow. With Saint Basil and Saint John Chrysostom he forms the trilogy of the great Doctors of the Greek Church. He is the most classical and the most Hellenic of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church.

V/. St. Gregory of Nazianzus
R/. Pray for us.