We present Saint Gregory Nazianzus , one of the four great Greek doctors of the Universal
Church known as the theologian or the Divine , and the third of the Three Holy
Hierarchs of the Byzantines .A programme written by Jill Bevilacqua and produced by
Sean Patrick Lovett.
"...The younger Gregory was educated in Cappadocia, Palestine
, Alexandria and Athens and it was while student that he became friends with Basil
of Caesarea, the greatest of the Cappadocian Fathers..."
"..apart from his
homilies Gregory wrote many letters, and himself published a collection of them,
apparently the first Greek author to do so ...his letters we are told, models of clarity
and brevity...are much valued for their autobiographical details and have some considerable
theological importance ."
"..Gregory became Bishop of Constantinople and
was recognised as legitimate bishop in the ecumenical council there in 381 ..."