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St Macrina

(c. 327—380)


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(c.327–80),

sister of St Basil the Great and of St Gregory of Nyssa. She is known as ‘Macrina the Younger’ to distinguish her from ‘Macrina the Elder’, her paternal grandmother. She established a flourishing religious community on the family estate in Pontus. Feast day, 19 July.

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