Saint Basil, Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia and Doctor

St Basil of Caesarea

mosaic of St Basil of Caesarea (St Basil the Great), in the Cathedral of St Sophia, Kiev (11th century). From Wikimedia

Almighty God, whose precepts are the wisdom of a loving Father: Enable us, after the teaching and example of thy servant Saint Basil, to walk as one family in the excellent paths of obedience, that thy blessing my prosper the works of our hands, and thine ears be open unto our prayers; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Grant, O Lord, that as through thy servant Basil thou hast enabled thy Church to grow in the knowledge of thy Holy Spirit: So we may learn the hidden mysteries which through the selfsame Spirit, thou revealest, and speak them forth to others with his holy wisdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Almighty God, who hast revealed to thy Church thine eternal Being of glorious majesty and perfect love as one God in Trinity of Persons: Give us grace that, like thy bishop Basil of Caesarea, we may continue steadfast in the confession of this faith, and constant in our worship of thee, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; who livest and reignest for ever and ever. Amen.

Comments are closed.