Basil of Achrida

Basil Of Achrida was metropolitan of Thessalonica, and flourished about 1155. Pope Hadrian wrote to him to entreat him to forsake the Greek schism and unite himself to the Church of Rome. Basil replied, with dignity, that his Church was not schismatical, nor was the Church of Rome in any way Her superior. His Letter to Hadrian will be found in Baronius, A.D. 1115, and (Greek and Latin) in the Jus Graec.-Rom. v, 307; also his Reply to some questions concerning certain marriages (Greek and Latin), ibid. p. 309. See Cave, Hist. Lit. ii, 231.

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