St. Cyril of Jerusalem

St. Cyril of Jerusalem was born around the year 315. After he became a priest, St. Cyril was put in charge of the catechumens, and his instructions are still in existence. He eventually became bishop of Jerusalem and helped his people survive during a famine by selling church goods. The Arians, those who did not believe Jesus was divine, had some power in the area and banished St. Cyril multiple times. Years later, the Council at Constantinople in 381 cleared St. Cyril’s name, saw the acceptance of the Nicene Creed, and saw the condemnation of Arians. St. Cyril died in 386. He is a father of the church and a doctor of the church.

Catholic Review

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