Son of Saint Macrina the Elder; married to Saint Emmelia; father of Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory Nyssen, Saint Peter of Sebaste, and Saint Macrina the Younger. Exiled for his faith during the persecutions of Emperor Galerius Maximianus, he eventually returned home and live to an old age and became known as an example of Christian virtue to all.
- Caesarea, Cappadocia
- in 370 in Caesarea, Cappadocia of natural causes
- “Saint Basil the Elder“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 May 2015. Web. 30 May 2015. <>