Gregory of Nyssa, NE.( Father Church)
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Biography Gregory of Nyssa, NE.
(ca. 335 - OK. 394)
Born in Cappadocia. He taught rhetoric, but under the influence of two other 'Cappadocians' - his brother, St.. Basil the Great, and St.. Gregory Nazianzen - became a monk, and later, against my will and under the influence of the same Basil, bishop of Nyssa took in Cappadocia. He regularly preached in Constantinople and attended the Council of Constantinople I (381). Not too skillful administrator, Gregory, however, was a gifted preacher and a profound theologian. Fascinated by Neo-Platonism and the teaching of Origen, he sought to show the beauty of Christian asceticism (especially in the Life of Macrina, dedicated to his sister, and in his work On Virginity) and justify the doctrines of the Trinity, the divinity of Christ and the redemption. In his teachings he followed mainly for Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen. In addition to the messages (ok. 30), and numerous sermons and exegetical writings, the most important of his works include the treatise Against Eunomios in 12 books (about. 381) and Large Catechism (after 381). Memorial Day St. March 9 (in the Russian Orthodox Church - March 9, old style).