0806b Double Icon

0806b St Basil the Great

19th cent. 36x32x3 cms.

This is the reverse side of the double icon 0806a.

St Basil, known as St Basil of Caesarea and later St Basil the Great  was a well educated man who initially was an ascetic before being attracted to communal religious life.  He created many of the administrative procedures that govern monastic life. He was also a theologian stoutly defending the Trinitarian concept of God.