St. Peter of Sebastea

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 01/09

Also known as
    Peter of Sebaste

    9 January

    Son of Saint Basil the Elder and Saint Emmelia. Youngest of ten children. Brother of Saint Basil the Great, Saint Gregory of Nyssa, and Saint Macrina the Younger. His father died when Peter was an infant, and he was raised and educated by Saint Macrina. Monk in a monastery in Armenia on the Iris River, a house that had been founded by his parents and was headed by his brother Basil. Abbot of the house in 362. Worked to help people suffering in a famine in Pontus and Cappadocia. Ordained in 370. Bishop of Sebastea in 380. Fought fiercely against Arianism in his see. Attended the General Council of Constantinople in 381.

    c.340 in Caesarea, Cappadocia

    c.391 in Sebastea of natural causes


All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.


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