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Saint Cyril of Jerusalem was born in the early part of the fourth century. While nothing is known about his early life, it is possible that his family lived in Caesarea. He became a cleric in the Church of Jerusalem and was raised to the deaconate by Macarius of Jerusalem. About the year 342 he was ordained priest by Bishop Maximus, famous as a confessor in the persecution of Diocletian.

Bishop Maximus died in 348 and about two years later was succeeded by our Saint. Saint Cyril never wavered in his adherence to the Orthodox and Catholic Faith, for which, as the Second Ecumenical Council observed, he suffered several times as a confessor. It appears that he played a leading role in the First Council of Constantinople in the year 381.

Saint Cyril’s fame will rest on his great Lenten, pre-baptismal Catechesis, which is a plain, noble eloquent and highly Biblical exposition of the Creed. Illustrious for his defense of the Catholic Faith and honored as a Doctor of the Universal Church, Saint Cyril died in Jerusalem about the year 387. His feast is celebrated on March 18th.




St Cyril of Jerusalem Parish
15520 Ventura Boulevard
(mail: 4601 Firmament Ave)
Encino, CA  91436
818- 986.8234

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