1. Name commonly given to most monks of E Ch. in Middle Ages. Though Basil the Great (see Cappadocian Theologians) did not write a monastic rule (individual oriental monasteries had their own rules), his Regulae fusius tractatae (MPG 31, 8891306) influenced E monasticism. 2. Adherents of Basil* of Ancyra who opposed Arians at Syn. of Ancyra 358. 3. Soc. of priests founded 1800 in Fr. for training priests.
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