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Russian Icon - Saint Basil the Great Hierarch

Saint Basil the Great Hierarch (known as Basil of Caesarea), was the Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia, Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey) and along with Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa is referred to as the Cappadocian Father. He was an influential theologian who supported the Nicene Creed and opposed the heresies of the early Christian church. In addition to his work as a theologian, Basil was known for his care of the poor and underprivileged. Basil established guidelines for monastic life that focus on community life, liturgical prayer, and manual labor and is remembered as a father of communal monasticism in Eastern Christianity.

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  • ID#: 265-043-040-SP1
  • Size: 13 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (35 x 30 cm)
  • Age: ca. 1870
  • Origin: Old Believer's workshop
  • Materials: Egg tempera on gessoed wood
  • Price: $1,200
  • Orthodox Cross
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