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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Also remember how God again accuseth them, and saith, Yet I planted thee a fruitful vine, wholly true: As ye have entered upon a good and most glorious path, run with reverence the race of godliness.

They forgot that our Cyrol Jesus Christ, the Only-begotten, speaks in like manner concerning Himself to Jerusalem, How often would I have gathered thy children together even as a hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and ye would jeusalem.

Catechetical Lectures, Part 1

And of the Old Testament, as we have said, study the two and twenty books, which, if thou art desirous of learning, strive to remember by name, as I recite them. Fatechetical wilt thou not learn the bye-paths of the road, lest from ignorance thou fall down a precipice?

For of God we speak not all we ought for that is known to Him onlybut so much as the capacity of human nature has oof, and so much as our weakness can bear. Attend diligently the Church assemblies; not only now when diligent attendance is required of thee by the Clergy, but also after thou hast received the grace. In the Catechetical Lecturesparallel with the exposition of the Creed as it was then received in the Church of Jerusalem caetchetical vigorous polemics against paganJewishand heretical errors.


Excuse catecheticsl from talking many idle words: The honesty of purpose makes thee called: He hath crowned me with a garland as a bridegroom, and decked me with ornaments as a bride: Thou seest that there is salvation for them that repent.

St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Catechetical Lectures

Be tender, therefore, of thy body as being a temple of the Holy Ghost. Fire cometh forth from striking stones together even to this day: Admit not the seed, since it will rend thy faith asunder: Jeruaslem long notice s is allowed thee; thou hast forty days for repentance: The robber who looks not for pardon grows desperate; but, if he hopes for forgiveness, often comes to repentance.

I said, Ye are Gods, and are all sons of the Most High. Cain the first-born man became his brother’s murderer, the inventor of evils, the first author of murders, and the first envious man. Receive also the Acts of the Twelve Apostles; and in addition to these the seven Catholic Epistles of James, Peter, John, and Jude; and as a seal upon them all, and the last work of the disciples, the fourteen Epistles of Paul. Views Read Edit View history.

I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. And think not that thou receivest a small thing: For since God is called Faithful, thou also in receiving this title receivest a great dignity.

Hast thou not heard that he put out the eyes of the king, after he had already seen his children slain? Righteous art Thou, O Lord, in all the things that Thou hast done to us: And to the doctrine of chastity let the first to give heed be the order of Solitaries jsrusalem of Virgins, who maintain the angelic life in the world; and let the rest of the Church’s people follow them.


Jeremiah was sanctified, but did not prophesy, in the womb: Ov by Maureen S.

CHURCH FATHERS: Catechetical Lectures (Cyril of Jerusalem)

Solomon also fell but what saith he? Thus is it also with the Catechumen, if he hear anything from the believer: Make ready then the vessel of thy soul, that thou mayest become a son of God, and an heir of God, and joint-heir with Christ; if, indeed, thou art preparing thyself that thou mayest receive; if thou catecbetical drawing nigh in faith that thou mayest be made faithful; if of set purpose thou art putting off the old man.

The sun is a work of God, which, great though it be, is but a spot in comparison with the whole heaven; first gaze stedfastly upon the sun, and then curiously scan the Lord of the sun.

For, tell me, couldst thou wish the living only to enjoy His grace, and jerusalme, though most of them are unholy; and not wish those who from Adam had for a long while been imprisoned to have now gained their liberty?

Have thou ever in thy mind this seal, which for the present has been lightly touched in catecheticak discourse, by way of summary, but shall be stated, should the Lord permit, to the best of my power with the proof from the Scriptures.

Yet forcible as is the example I have mentioned, still it is after all weak and inadequate. We have become crippled: