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Saint Days: Gregory of Nazianzus, Archbishop of Constantinople

St. Gregory of Nazianzus (329-390), also known as Gregory the Theologian, was the Archbishop of Constantinople. He was a well known writer from the Patristic era and the brother of Gregory of Nyssa and Basil the Great. In Eastern Orthodoxy, he is considered one of the Three Holy Hierarchs alongside Basil the Great and John Chrysostom. 

His work had a huge impact on Trinitarian theology, the the point that one of his titles is the "Trinitarian Theologian." 

Here is one of his beautiful quotes: 

"We are not made for ourselves alone, we are made for the good of all our fellow creatures." 

Let us remember Gregory of Nazianzus in our prayers today: 

Almighty God, by your Holy Spirit you have made us one with your saints in heaven and on earth: Grant that in our earthly pilgrimage we may always be supported by this fellowship of love and prayer, and know ourselves to be surrounded by their witness to your power and mercy. We ask this for the sake of Jesus Christ, in whom all our intercessions are acceptable through the Spirit, and who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.