Basil (disambiguation)

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'''''Basil''''' may refer to any of the following saints:
  
The name '''Basil''', has origins from the male Greek name Βασίλειος ("Basileios"). It is derived from Gr. βασιλεύς a word of pre-Hellenic origin meaning ''kingly'' or ''royal'' from "basileus" which means ''king''. The female version is Bασιλική ("Vasiliki"). 
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*'''[[Basil the Great]]''', Bishop of [[Caesarea]] in Cappadocia ([[January 1]])
 
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*[[Basil of Ancyra]] , 4th century martyr ([[January 1]])
In Arabic, the name means ''"brave"'' and the name has been derived in different languages to include: ''Basile'' in French; ''Basilius'' in German; ''Basilio'' in Italian and Spanish and ''Vasil'' in Albanian.
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*[[Basil the Elder]], son of [[Macrina the Elder]] and father of Basil the Great ([[January 1]])
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Basil has many variant forms: Basile, Basilic, Basilides, Basileios, Basilie, Basilio, Basilius, Bazeel, Bazeelius, Bazil, Bazyli, Vasil, Vasile, Vasileos, Vasilije, Vasilios, Vasilios, Vasilius, Vasilus, Vassilis, Vasili, Vassili, Vasily, Vassilij, Vassily and Wassily.
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There are several [[saints]] named Basil, including the following:
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===January===
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*'''[[Basil the Great]]''', Bishop of Caesarea ([[January 1]])
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*'''[[Basil of Ancyra]]''', Bishop of Ancyra and 4th century martyr ([[January 2]])
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*Memory of St. Basil the Great's family ([[January 8]])
 
*Memory of St. Basil the Great's family ([[January 8]])
 
*St. Basil, or St. Eustratios the Wonderworker ([[January 9]])
 
*St. Basil, or St. Eustratios the Wonderworker ([[January 9]])
 
*Miracle of St. Basil the Great ([[January 19]])
 
*Miracle of St. Basil the Great ([[January 19]])
===February===
 
 
*Basil the Confessor, Archbishop of Thessaloniki ([[February 1]])
 
*Basil the Confessor, Archbishop of Thessaloniki ([[February 1]])
 
*'''[[Basil the Confessor]]''', Bishop of Parium ([[February 28]] and [[April 12]])
 
*'''[[Basil the Confessor]]''', Bishop of Parium ([[February 28]] and [[April 12]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[February 6]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[February 6]])
===March===
 
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[March 14]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[March 14]])
*Basil Priest-Martyr ([[March 22]])
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*[[Basil of Ancyra]], Bishop of Ancyra and 4th century Hieromartyr ([[March 22])
 
*Basil the Young ([[March 26]])
 
*Basil the Young ([[March 26]])
===April===
 
 
*'''[[Basil of Ostrog]]''', Metropolitan of Zahumlje and Herzegovina (1639-1671) ([[April 29]]) - (Serbian, Saint Vasilije)
 
*'''[[Basil of Ostrog]]''', Metropolitan of Zahumlje and Herzegovina (1639-1671) ([[April 29]]) - (Serbian, Saint Vasilije)
===May===
 
No commemorations
 
===June===
 
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[June 17]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[June 17]])
 
*Basil, Bishop of Patelarias ([[June 22]])
 
*Basil, Bishop of Patelarias ([[June 22]])
===July===
 
 
*Basil ([[July 1]])
 
*Basil ([[July 1]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[July 6]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[July 6]])
===August===
 
 
*'''[[Basil and Theodore|Basil of the Kiev Caves]]''' ([[August 11]])
 
*'''[[Basil and Theodore|Basil of the Kiev Caves]]''' ([[August 11]])
 
*Basil ([[August 16]])
 
*Basil ([[August 16]])
 
*'''[[Basil the Blessed]]''', the Fool-for-Christ (Russian) ([[August 2]])
 
*'''[[Basil the Blessed]]''', the Fool-for-Christ (Russian) ([[August 2]])
 
*Basil the Macedonian Emperor ([[August 29]])
 
*Basil the Macedonian Emperor ([[August 29]])
===September===
 
No commemorations
 
===October===
 
 
*Basil, Bishop of Trebizond ([[October 20]]), ruled from 1332.
 
*Basil, Bishop of Trebizond ([[October 20]]), ruled from 1332.
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[October 25]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[October 25]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[October 26]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[October 26]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[October 28]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[October 28]])
===November===
 
 
*Basil ([[November 18]])
 
*Basil ([[November 18]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[November 28]])
 
*Basil the Martyr ([[November 28]])
 
*Basil the deacon ([[November 28]])
 
*Basil the deacon ([[November 28]])
===December===
 
 
*Basil ([[December 15]])
 
*Basil ([[December 15]])
===No commemoration Date===
 
 
*Basil of the 300 Alamanous Cyprian martyrs and Bishop No commemoration
 
*Basil of the 300 Alamanous Cyprian martyrs and Bishop No commemoration
  
== Historical Byzantine emperors ==
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''Basil'' may also refer to certain emperors:
 
*Basil I the Macedonian, Byzantine E. (811-886, ruled from 867)  
 
*Basil I the Macedonian, Byzantine E. (811-886, ruled from 867)  
 
*Basil II Bulgaroktonus, Byzantine E. (958-1025, ruled from 976)  
 
*Basil II Bulgaroktonus, Byzantine E. (958-1025, ruled from 976)  
  
== Religious Leaders ==
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''Basil'' may also refer to several modern bishops:
 
*[[Basil (Essey) of Wichita]] (1948-Present)
 
*[[Basil (Essey) of Wichita]] (1948-Present)
*[[Basil (Osborne) of Amphipolis]] (unknown-Present)
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*[[Basil (Osborne) of Amphipolis]] (2003-2010)
*[[Basil (Rodzianko) of San Fransisco]] (1915-1999)
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*[[Basil (Rodzianko) of San Francisco]] (1915-1999)
  
== Basil (Ocimum basilicum) ==
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*''[[w:Basil|Basil]]'' is also a type of plant used in certain Orthodox services.
* The naming of this plant comes from the Greek basileus, meaning "king", as it is believed to have grown above the spot where St. [[Helen]] discovered the Holy [[Cross]].
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[[Category:Saints]]
 

Latest revision as of 06:51, June 13, 2011

Basil may refer to any of the following saints:

Basil may also refer to certain emperors:

  • Basil I the Macedonian, Byzantine E. (811-886, ruled from 867)
  • Basil II Bulgaroktonus, Byzantine E. (958-1025, ruled from 976)

Basil may also refer to several modern bishops:

  • Basil is also a type of plant used in certain Orthodox services.
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