Saint Basil the Great, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Photo: “Saint Basil’s Cathedral at night” By Paramecium – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

“Baptism is for the captives the ransom price, the remission of debts, the death of sin, the regeneration of the soul, a shining garment, an unbreakable seal, the vehicle to heaven, the public agent of the Kindgdom, the gift of adoption.”

-St. Basil (330-379) Homiliae, 13, 5