Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and Doctors of the Church

1 John 2:22–28


Basil the Great, his younger brother Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory of Nazianzen were all very good friends. To this day the group is collectively called — by scholars and the faithful alike — the Three Cappadocians. Together they made enormous contributions to theology, helping the Church to better understand mysteries of the Faith, particularly the divinity of Jesus and the Holy Trinity. And yet, despite their intellectual prowess, extraordinary oratory, and tremendous loyalty to the Church, their greatest witness remains their collective sanctity: these saints were friends together on the road to heaven.


Heavenly Father, thank you for the friends and family you have given to me that help me to know and love you more completely. May I treasure them as heaven-sent. Amen.


Call an old friend today and thank him or her for being in your life.

We look forward to continuing this journey with you tomorrow.