Monday, February 12, 2007

The founding fathers of Byzantine theology
Whose cultus is understandably prominent on the calendar of the Orthodox — today is the Julian-calendar feast-day of ‘the Three Saints’ — and who did include a foremother, St Macrina. Maybe there was something in the water in Cappadocia but apparently that part of the world (Turkey Asia Minor, ‘greater Greece’) produced some of this tradition’s most important thinkers (and IMO in St Basil’s case the writer of some of its most beautiful and profound prayers). From Clifton Healy.

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