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December 6, 2019 - Hatour 26, 1736

Commemoration of St. Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa

On this day also we commemorate the departure of St. Gregory, bishop of Nyssa. He was born in Cappadocia, in the year 330 A.D. and was ordained bishop by his brother, St. Basilius, in the year 372 A.D. He was exiled during the reign of Emperor Valens, then returned in the year 378 A.D., by the order of Emperor Theodosius the Great. He wrote many church books and departed in peace in the year 396 A.D. May his prayers and blessings be with us all, and Glory be to God forever. Amen.