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Saint Basil of Caesarea :The Κοινωνία of the Church and Κοινωνία in the Holy Spirit

Saint Basil of Caesarea :The Κοινωνία of the Church and Κοινωνία in the Holy Spirit

Silouan Fotineas

St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College

Abstract: This paper will focus on Basil’s ecclesiology, with a particular emphasis on κοινωνία in the church and κοινωνία in the Spirit. According to Basil, communion in the Holy Spirit is constitutive of the church’s existence. Nicene theology made this possible, which through its proclamation of the divinity of the Holy Spirit declared that communion is accessible to all.