Funeral Orations


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Gregory the Theologian, also known as Gregory Nazianzen (which name also refers to his father,) was a 4th-century Archbishop of Constantinople. He is widely considered the most accomplished rhetorical stylist of the patristic age. Along with the brothers Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa, he is known as one of the Cappadocian Fathers. Gregory is a saint in both Eastern and Western Christianity. In the Roman Catholic Church he is numbered among the Doctors of the Church; in Eastern Orthodoxy and the Eastern Catholic Churches he is revered as one of the Three Holy Hierarchs, along with Basil the Great and John Chrysostom. He is also one of only three men in the life of the Orthodox Church who have been officially designated "Theologian" by epithet, the other two being St. John the Theologian (the Evangelist), and St. Symeon the New Theologian. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia.) (6 hr 50 min)

Chapters

Oration VII, on St Caesarius, the Saint's brother 54:03 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
Oration VIII, on St Gorgonia, the Saint's sister 42:05 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
Oration XVIII, on St Gregory Nazianzen, the Saint's father 44:10 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
Oration XVIII continued 42:43 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
Oration XXI, on St Athanasius the Great 34:17 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
Oration XXI continued 32:25 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
Oration XLIII, on St Basil the Great 40:16 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
Oration XLIII continued (2) 40:21 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
Oration XLIII continued (3) 43:09 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer
Oration XLIII continued (4) 37:24 Read by A LibriVox Volunteer