Basil the Great
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Basil of Caesarea (AD 330 - 1 January 379), also called Basil the Great, was bishop of Caesarea, a leading theologian in the 4th century. The Eastern Orthodox Church considers him a saint and one of the Three Holy Hierarchs, together with Gregory Nazianzus and John Chrysostom. Basil, Gregory Nazianzus, and Basil's brother Gregory of Nyssa are called the Cappadocian Fathers. The Roman Catholic Church considers him a saint and a Doctor of the Church.