PROLOGUE TO THE CATECHETICAL LECTURES OF OUR HOLY FATHER, CYRIL, ARCHBISHOP OF JERUSALEM. 1. ALREADY there is an odour of. The famous Catechetical Lectures of Cyril, archbishop of Jerusalem, are a series of 23 addresses St. Cyril gave in the fourth century to new believers preparing. The Catechetical Lectures of St. Cyril of Jerusalem [St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Paul A. Boer Sr.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. St. Cyril of.

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Thou seest that it is good to make confession. Hezekiah by means of confession routed a hundred and fourscore and five thousand of his enemies.

I wish you also to keep this as a provision through the whole course of your life, and beside this to receive no other, neither if we ourselves should change and contradict our present teaching, nor if an adverse angel, transformed into an angel of light should wish to lead you astray.

Some have thought that God is fire; others that He is, as it were, a man with wings, because of a true text ill understood, Thou shalt hide me under the shadow of Thy wings.

Jeruswlem not thy tongue speak unseemly words, let thine eye abstain from sin, and from roving after things lecturse. Part of a series on the. Were many privy to the matter? Now I mention the statements of men’s falls, that thou mayest not fall: For ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape, saith Holy Scripture. For what profit catecgetical it, to know well the doctrines concerning God, and yet to be a vile fornicator?

The catechetical lectures of S. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem

And just as the mustard seed in one small grain contains many branches, so also this Faith has embraced in few words all the knowledge of godliness in the Old and New Testaments. What cleansing for such foulness?


Inthough, this was reversed by Emperor Constantius, [11] and Cyril suffered another year’s exile from Jerusalem until the Emperor Julian ‘s accession allowed him to return. As ye have entered upon a good and most glorious path, run with reverence the race of godliness. If thou hadst a brother, wouldest thou not seek thy brother’s good?

He gives not holy things to the dogs; but where Catecheical discerns the good conscience, there He gives the Seal of salvation, that wondrous Seal, which devils tremble at, and Angels recognise; that the one may be driven to flight, and the others may watch around it as kindred to themselves.


He who shed His precious blood for us, shall Himself deliver us from sin. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire: The rod of Moses was transformed by the will of God into the unfamiliar nature of a serpent: For we tell some part of what is written concerning His loving-kindness to men, but how much He forgave the Angels we know not: But if concerning us men thou wilt have other examples also set before thee, come on to the blessed David, and take him for an example of repentance.

He eternally “is;” but thou receivest the grace by advancement. And learn this also, that the soul, before it came into this world, had committed no sin, but having come in sinless, we now sin of our free-will.

For confession has power to quench even fire, power to tame even lions. Seest thou how the trees stand now for many months without either fruit or leaves: About the end of he succeeded St. For since God is called Faithful, thou also in receiving this title receivest a great dignity.


Acacius is presented as a leading Arian by the orthodox historians, and his opposition to Cyril in the s is attributed by these writers to this. Wine was given to make glad the heart of man: Let none of you enter saying, Let us see what the faithful are doing: For what is lacking in comeliness?

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But if any man disbelieves the words which I speak, let him believe the act teal power of the things now seen.

By the likeness therefore of our faith we are adopted into the sonship of Abraham. Science Evolution Separation of church and state Relations Politics. For He who was here crucified is in heaven above. Thou dwellest on the earth, and the limit of this earth which is thy dwelling thou knowest not: If any man receive not Baptism, he hath not salvation; except only Martyrs, who even without the water receive the kingdom.

Why dost thou shrink from confessing thine own evil deeds, and ascribe the blame to the innocent stars? Cyril stressed the themes of healing and regeneration in his catechesis. By faith, agriculture is sustained; for a man does not endure the toil involved unless he believes he will reap a harvest.