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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But in learning the Faith and in professing it, acquire and keep that only, which is now delivered to thee by the Church, and which has been built up strongly out of all the Scriptures. For with the thought of God let the thought of Father at once be joined, that the ascription of glory to the Father and the Son may be made indivisible For the Father hath not one glory, and the Son another, but one and the same, since He is the Father’s Only-begotten Son; and when the Father is glorified, the Son also shares the glory with Him, because the glory of the Son flows from His Father’s honour: He was truly crucified for our sins.

What then, shall every word be established at the mouth of two of three witnesses, according to the Scripture, and, though twelve bear witness to the Resurrection of Christ, art thou still incredulous in regard to His Resurrection? If thou wert called to a banquet, wouldest thou not wait for thy fellow guest?

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Through him our forefather Adam was east out for disobedience, and jdrusalem a Paradise bringing forth wondrous fruits of its own accord for the ground which bringeth forth thorns. Of these read the two and twenty books, but have nothing to do with the apocryphal writings.

Suppose, pray, that the Catechising is a kind of building: I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Regard not the Laver as simple water, but rather regard the spiritual grace that is given with the water.

Catexhetical if he did avoid the debatable term homoousioshe expressed its sense catecheticaal many passages, which exclude equally PatripassianismSabellianismand the formula “there was a time when the Son was not” attributed to Arius. If thou hadst a brother, wouldest thou not seek thy brother’s good?

For now I need the example of Noah’s ark: Seest thou how the trees stand now for many months without either fruit or leaves: He was justified not only by works, but also by faith: Believe then that this Only-begotten Son of Oof for our sins came down from heaven upon earth, and took upon Him this human nature of like passions with us, and was begotten of the Holy Virgin and of the Holy Ghost, and was made Man, not in seeming and mere show, but in truth; nor yet by passing through the Virgin as through a channel; but was of her made truly flesh, [and truly nourished with milk], and did truly eat as we do, and truly drink as we do.


Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John: Manasses also was utterly wicked, who sawed Isaiah asunder, and was defiled with all kinds of idolatries, and filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; but having been led captive to Babylon he used his experience of misfortune for a healing course of repentance: Let beauties of every kind pass before a youth just dead, and no impure desire arises. But beware lest thou have the title of “faithful,” but the will of the faithless.

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St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical Lectures

Since Angels then are ignorant for to each according to his own capacity doth the Only-begotten reveal Him through the Holy Ghost, as we have saidlet no man be ashamed to confess his ignorance. Your God; for her own she did not dare to say, because of her catechdtical life. Let none of you enter saying, Let us see what the faithful are doing: For before faith came, we were kept in ward under the law, and, the law hath been our tutor to bring us unto Christ.

I charge you, as the Apostle saith, before God, who quickeneth all things, and Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed the good confession, that ye keep this faith which is committed to you, without spot, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ.

And this is not my teaching, but that of the inspired prophet Ezekiel: Esaias the Prophet proclaimed with loud voice so many things concerning Him; wouldst thou not wish that the King should go down and redeem His herald?

The race is for our soul: We have been beguiled and are lost. For if they receive not the Scriptures, but bring forward certain doctrines of their own, even these they accept by faith. And how the smell is able to distinguish scents, and to perceive exhalations? O grave, where is thy victory? Cyriil in his absence having officially charged him with selling church property to help the poor and Cyril took refuge with Silvanus, Bishop of Tarsus.


Is there jeruswlem more fearful than the devil? And on the eve of consecrating thy soul to the heavenly Bridegroom, wilt thou not cease from carnal things, that thou mayest win spiritual? His interpretation of catfchetical Eucharist is disputed.

Let thy feet hasten to the catechisings; receive with earnestness the exorcisms: Hast than seen how, Ahab is pricked in the heart before Me? And being nerved again by Him who grasped his right hand, be had no sooner recovered his faith, than, led by the hand of the Master, he resumed the same walking upon the waters: Come for the mystical Seal, that ye may be easily recognised by the Master; be ye numbered among the holy and spiritual flock of Christ, to be set apart on His right hand, and inherit the life prepared for you.

For it says not that Peter swam across and went up, but gives us to understand that, after returning the same distance that he went to meet Jesus, he went up again into the ship. One He is, everywhere present, beholding all things, perceiving all things, creating all things through Christ: For he lieth not who said, that to them that love God all things work together for good.

And the anger of the Lord came upon Aaron: And whatever books are not read in Churches, these read not even by thyself, as thou hast heard me say. There are no reviews yet.

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Learn also diligently, and from the Church, what are the books of the Old Testament, and what those of the New. So then the Creator, being good, created for good works; but the creature turned of its own free will to wickedness.

Dost thou expect to see, and not expect to be seen? When by experience thou hast learned how high are the matters of our teaching, fatechetical thou wilt know that the Catechumens are not worthy to hear them. And doubt not whether it is possible; for He who on this sacred Golgotha saved the robber after one single hour of belief, the same shall save thee also on thy believing. For He fully beholdeth, and, according as each can bear, revealeth God through the Spirit: