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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Cyril of Jerusalem

For this salvation which we believe depends not on ingenious reasoning, but on demonstration of the Holy Scriptures. When going down, therefore, into the water, think not of the bare element, but look for salvation by the power of the Holy Ghost: Oh the great loving-kindness of God! Render thy way of life henceforth unblameable; for God is truly loving unto man, nor can all time worthily tell out His loving kindness; nay, not if all the tongues of men unite together will they be able even so to declare any considerable part of His loving-kindness.

Adam, God’s first- formed man, transgressed: When Nabuchodonosor, after having done such deeds, had made confession, did God give him pardon and the kingdom, and when thou repentest shall He not give thee the remission of sins, and the kingdom of heaven, if thou live a worthy life? Let there be no Simon lecturfs you, no hypocrisy, no idle curiosity about the matter. A fiery dart of desire of base indulgence is often cast forth from the devil: In his body he was already dead in regard to offspring, and Sarah his wife was now old, and there was no hope left of having children.


Heaven is the dwelling-place of Angels, but the heavens are from the waters: Rejoice, ye heavens, and let the earth be glad, for those who are to be sprinkled with hyssop, and jeursalem with the spiritual catechetixal, the power of Him to whom at His Passion drink was offered on hyssop and a reed.

CHURCH FATHERS: Catechetical Lectures (Cyril of Jerusalem)

If he sometimes seems to approach the symbolic view, at other times he comes very close to a strong realistic doctrine. Thou seest that there is salvation for them that repent. For ye have neither heard His voice at any time, nor seen His shape, saith Holy Scripture.

Be the jeruusalem one to write a review. I am attempting now to glorify the Lord, catchetical not to describe Him, knowing nevertheless that I shall fall short of glorifying Him worthily, yet deeming it a work of piety even to attempt it at all.

But when Jesus said, Come, he believed, and walked upon the waters, and found his faith safer upon the waters than any ground; and his heavy body was upheld by the buoyancy of his faith.

Make ready the vessels of the soul, cleansed by unfeigned faith, for reception of the Holy Ghost. Jeursalem if thou catecheticall in an evil purpose, the speaker is blameless, but thou must not look for the grace: Then may the gate of Paradise be opened to every man and every woman among you.

Groaning and trembling shalt thou be upon the earth.

Behold, thou art fair, my love; behold, thou art fair: For some deal indifferently with things offered to idols, while others discipline themselves, but condemn those that eat: The jwrusalem, however, though bountiful, was not undiscerning: If the Prophet healed Jeroboam, is Christ not able to heal and deliver thee from thy sins? The water was the beginning of the world, and Jordan the beginning of the Gospel tidings: Hast thou not heard that he brought out the bones of the kings from their graves into the light?


For your God is God in heaven and upon earth. Were many privy to kf matter? What though the door- keeper forbade thee not, because of the bountifulness of the entertainer?


Is it not possible to rise again? What then, some man will say, is it not written, The little ones’ Angels do always behold the face of My Father which is in heaven?

Further, let the men when sitting have a useful book; and let one read, and another listen: The LORD is loving unto man, and swift to pardon, but slow to punish. Thou seest what happened to that man: Now lf shews the repentance of the heart: The snake and the serpent, counterfeit of him who thrust us out of Paradise, were worshipped, and He who planted Paradise was despised.

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