St. Cyril of Jerusalem

St. Cyril (315?-386) was born of a Christian family in Jerusalem, where he received a good education. He was ordained a priest, and given the task of teaching catechumens who were preparing to be baptized at the Easter Vigil. Cyril’s teachings were later collected in written form, and are important examples of the Church’s ritual and theology in the fourth century.

In 348 Cyril was installed as bishop of Jerusalem, and soon became involved…

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