|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
|Jesus and the early Christians
St.Basil (Bishop of Caesarea) (330-379)
| Basil Saint, called the Great. ?329-379 A.D.
Greek patriarch; an opponent of Arianism and one of the founders of monasticim.
Feast day Jan 2, June 14 or Jan 1.
The earth is the Lord's and the fullness
A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.#
- from the 1957 IVU Congress souvenir book
SAINT BASILE THE GREAT, (320-79 A.D.) Bishop of Cesarea, adjures :
If one lives soberly. "The animals will be secure; they will never pour forth their blood; men will never cause beasts to die; the knives of cooks will be useless; and the table will be loaded with the fruits given us by nature, and we will be content."
"There never was wine in the Terrestrial Paradise ; they never sacrificed animals ; they never ate meat ; wine was only invented after the Deluge,"