(Saint) Bishop (March 9) (4th century) The brother of Saint Basil the Great. Having received a good education and married a virtuous lady, he afterwards renounced the world and went to assist his holy brother and to be later consecrated Bishop of Nyssa in Cappadocia (A.D. 372). Banished by the intrigues of the Arian faction, he was restored to his See in 378, and died at Nyssa some time between A.D. 395 and A.D. 400. Saint Gregory was one of the most prominent of the Fathers who attended the Second General Council, that of Constantinople (A.D. 381). His copious writings are remarkable for eloquence of diction, and are most valuable on account of the powerful and accurate exposition of Orthodox doctrine they embody.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Gregory of Nyssa”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 July 2013. Web. 28 May 2015. <>