Wilmington, DE – The Three Hierarchs event was hosted at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox church on Sunday evening. Churches from across the Delaware Valley participated at the annual Metropolitan of New Jersey sponsored event.
Poems, Song and Hymns were performed by the Greek school students from each respective church. The Three Hierarchs of Eastern Christianity refers to Basil the Great (also known as Basil of Caesarea), Gregory the Theologian (also known as Gregory of Nazianzus) and John Chrysostom. The annual Orthodox holiday is observed on January 30th.
They were highly influential bishops of the early church who played pivotal roles in shaping Christian theology. In Eastern Christianity they are also known as the Three Great Hierarchs and Ecumenical Teachers, while in Roman Catholicism the three are honored as Doctors of the Church. The three are venerated as saints in Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, Anglicanism and other Christian churches.