Saint Basil the Younger



Hermit near Constantinople. Being a foreigner, and being odd in his appearance and behavior, he was arrested, questioned and tortured as a spy, but his gift of miracles and prophecy convinced his captors that he was just a holy man, and they freed him. Friend of Saint Theodora of Constantinople. He later publicly denouced the immorality of the area’s aristocracy, including Princess Anastasia, which led to further persecution by the authorities.



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Basil the Younger“. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 March 2013. Web. 10 October 2015. <>