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January 30: The Feast of the Three Hierarchs

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January 30: The Feast of the Three Hierarchs

Each of these saints have their own feast day. St. Basil the Great, January 1; St. Gregory the Theologian, January 25; and St. John Chrysostom, January 27. This combined feast day, January 30, was instituted in the eleventh century during the reign of Emperor Alexius Comnenus.     During the reign of the Emperor Alexius […]

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“Roads to Damascus”: Crisis, Conversion, and Community in the Lives of the Three Hierarchs

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“Roads to Damascus”: Crisis, Conversion, and Community in the Lives of the Three Hierarchs

Introduction In his First Letter to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul says that we have “many teachers but not many fathers” (1 Cor 4:15). It follows, then, that we are doubly blessed, having both a teacher and a father in the person of His Eminence, Archbishop Demetrios of America. As a hierarch, moreover, His Eminence […]

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The Three Hierarchs and Education

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The Three Hierarchs and Education

In the 11th century, at the time of Emperor Alexios Komninos, the common feast of the three great Fathers of the Church, Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, Saint Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople and Basil the Great, Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia was established to honour their supreme contribution to education, their unshakeable […]

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