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Gregory of Nyssa St. Gregory of Nyssa Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Date of birth unknown; died after or He belongs to the group known as the "Cappadocian Fathers", a title which reveals at once his birthplace in Asia Five flights up elizabeth bishop and his intellectual characteristics.
Gregory was born of a deeply religious familynot very rich in worldly goods, to which circumstances he probably owed the pious training of his youth.
Another brother, Naucratius, a lawyer, inclined to a life of asceticism, but died too young to realize his desires. A letter of Gregory to his younger brother, Peter, exhibits Five flights up elizabeth bishop feelings of lively gratitude which both cherished for their elder brother Basil, whom Gregory calls "our father and our master".
Probably, therefore, the difference in years between them was such as to have enabled Basil to supervise the education of his younger brothers. Basil's training was an antidote to the lessons of the pagan schoolswherein, as we know from a letter of St.
Gregory of NazianzusGregory of Nyssa spent some time, very probably in his early youth, for it is certain that while still a youth Gregory exercised the ecclesiastical office of rector. His familyit would seem, had endeavoured to turn his thoughts towards the Churchfor when the young man chose a secular career and began the study of rhetoric, Basil remonstrated with him long and earnestly; when he had failed he called on Gregory's friends to influence him against that objectionable secular calling.
It was all in vain; moreover, it would seem that the young man married. There exists a letter addressed to him by Gregory of Nazianzus condoling with him on the loss of one Theosebeia, who must have been his wife, and with whom he continued to live, as with a sister, even after he became bishop.
This is also evident from his treatise "De virginitate". Some think that Gregory spent a certain time in retreat before his consecration as bishopbut we have no proof of the fact. His extant letters make no mention of such retirement from the world.
According to Gregory of Nazianzus it was Basil who performed the episcopal consecration of his brother, before he himself had taken possession of the See of Sozima; which would place the beginning of Gregory of Nyssa's episcopate about Was this brusque change in Gregory's career the result of a sudden vocation?
Basil tells us that it was necessary to overcome his brother's repugnance, before he accepted the office of bishop. But this does not help us to an answer, as the episcopal charge in that day was beset with many dangers.
Moreover in the fourth century, and even later, it was not uncommon to express dislike of the episcopal honourand to fly from the prospect of election.
The fugitives, however, were usually discovered and brought back, and the consecration took place when a show of resistance had saved the candidate's humility. Whether it was so in Gregory's case, or whether he really did feel his own unfitness, we do not know. In any case, St.
Basil seems to have regretted at times the constraint thus put on his brother, now removed from his influence; in his letters he complains of Gregory's naive and clumsy interference with his Basil's business.
To Basil the synod called in by Gregory at Ancyra seemed the ruin of his own labours. In Gregory seemed to him decidedly incapable of ruling a Church. At the same time he had but faint praise for Gregory's zeal for souls. On arriving in his see Gregory had to face great difficulties.
His sudden elevation may have turned against him some who had hoped for the office themselves. It would appear that one of the courtiers of Emperor Valens had solicited the see either for himself or one of his friends.
When Demosthenes, Governor of Pontusconvened an assembly of Eastern bishopsa certain Philocares, at one of its sessions, accused Gregory of wasting church propertyand of irregularity in his election to the episcopate, whereupon Demosthenes ordered the Bishop of Nyssa to be seized and brought before him.
Gregory at first allowed himself to be led away by his captors, then losing heart and discouraged by the cold and brutal treatment he met with, he took an opportunity of escape and reached a place of safety. A Synod of Nyssa deposed him, and he was reduced to wander from town to town, until the death of Valens in The new emperor, Gratian, published an edict of tolerance, and Gregory returned to his seewhere he was received with joy.
A few months after this January, his brother Basil died; whereupon an era of activity began for Gregory. In he assisted at the Council of Antioch which had been summoned because of the Meletian schism. Soon after this, it is supposed, he visited Palestine. There is reason for believing that he was sent officially to remedy the disorders of the Church of Arabia.
But possibly his journey did not take place till after the Council of Constantinople inconvened by Emperor Theodosius for the welfare of religion in that city. This council was not looked on as an important one at the time; even those present at it seldom refer to it in their writings.
Gregory himself, though he assisted at the council, mentions it only casually in his funeral oration over Meletius of Antiochwho died during the course of this assembly. An edict of Theodosius 30 July, ; Cod.QUEEN ELIZABETH-Class battleship ordered from HM Dockyard Portsmouth in June and laid down on 21st October that year.
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