- Macrina of Caesarea
- Macrina of Neo-Caesarea
- Macrina the Senior
Grandmother of Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Saint Peter of Sebaste, and Saint Macrina the Younger, and apparently raised Basil. Spiritual student of Saint Gregory Thaumaturgus. She and her husband lived in hiding in a forest at Pontus for seven years during the persecutions of Diocletian, nearly starving several times. Widowed.
- “Saint Macrina the Elder“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 January 2016. Web. 28 February 2017. <>