Church History Saints Spirituality

Saint Gregory “The Theologian” of Nazianzus

“The three one God when contemplated together; each God because consubstantial; one God because of the monarchia.”

– Saint Gregory the Theologian

4th century
(The Cappadocian Fathers are Saint Gregory of Nyssa, Saint Gregory of Nazianzus & Saint Basil the Great )



  • The Trinity of God
  • Against Arianism
  • The Divinity of the Son of God


Troparion — Tone 1

The sweet-sounding shepherd’s pipe of your theology / overpowered the trumpeting of the orators; / for having searched the depths of the Spirit / eloquence was also bestowed upon you. / Pray to Christ God, Father Gregory, / that our souls may be saved.

Kontakion — Tone 3

By words of theology you unraveled the complex webs of the orators, / glorious Gregory, / and adorned the Church with the robe of Orthodoxy woven from on high. / Wearing it, she cries out with us, her children: / “Rejoice, O Father, supreme mind of theology.”

Feast Day(s)

January 25th – Feast
January 19th – Translation of Relics
January 30th – Three Holy Hierarchs

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