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St Gregory of Constantinople, the Theologian

St. Gregory Bilingual Anthology: God with Gods is being united, Unity found its rest in Trinity, God is a God of the present, Principles of theology, Education is the highest good (in English and Greek side by side)

Full Text Works, in English:

The Five Theological Orations: A Preliminary Discourse Against the Eunomians (Oration XXVII – The First Theological) ||| Second Theological Oration (XXVIII) ||| Third Theological Oration (XXIX), On the Son ||| Fourth Theological Oration (XXX), On the Son II ||| Fifth Theological Oration, On the Holy Spirit

Against Arians, and Concerning Himself (Oration XXXIII) ||| On the Great Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria (Oration XXI) ||| On the Theophany, or Birthday of Christ (Oration XXXVIII)

To His Father, When He Had Entrusted to Him the Care of the Church of
Nazianzus (Oration XII)
||| On the Death of his Father (Oration XVIII)

On Easter and His Reluctance (Oration I) ||| On Easter II (Oration XLV)

On the Arrival of the Egyptians (Oration XXXIV) ||| In Defence of His Flight to Pontus and His Return, After His Ordination to the Priesthood, with an Exposition of the Character of the Priestly Office (Oration II)

Funeral Oration on St Basil the Great (Oration XLIII) ||| On his Sister Gorgonia (Oration VIII)

On Holy Baptism (Oration XL) ||| On the Holy Lights (Oration XXXIX) ||| On “When Jesus Had Finished These Sayings” Matt. 19.1 (Oration XXXVII)

Last Farewell in the Presence of the One Hundred and Fifty Bishops (Oration
||| Panegyric on Caesarius (Oration VII)

On Pentecost (Oration XLI) ||| On His Father’s Silence, Because of the Plague of Hail (Oration XVI) ||| To Those Who Had Invited Him and Not Come to Receive Him (Oration III)

Select Letters

Cf. An Introduction to the Theological Orations ||| An Introduction To The Orations


  1. giovanni

    Volume 36 of Patrologia Graeca contains, also

    Eliae Metropolitae Cretae commentarii in Orationes S. Gregori Nazianzeni.

    Commentarius Nicetae in Orationem I S. Gregori.

    Nonnus Abbas Commentarius in Orationem I S. Gregorii contra Iulianum.

    Basilius Minimus, SCHOLIA in Orationem I contra Iulianum.

    I think that you should put on the WEB these works and also the many others which are not printed in the Patrologia Graeca, but exist only in manuscripts, they are extremely important for the proper understanding of the scripts of the Fathers. It is not right that in Byzantine times there were no schools, there were and they worked very well, so we need the explanations of theirs professors (SCHOLIA) to properly understand theology.

  2. No one said there were no schools in Byzantium, just that theology was not part of the curriculum of the Byzantine ‘university’. More on this at the discussion, where you already posted your opinion and did not wait for an answer before you repeat it here.