By E. Yarnold S.J.
Cyril used to be bishop in Jerusalem from c350-351 advert until eventually 386 advert. His writings are an enormous resource for the heritage of early Christian doctrine. This publication offers complete English translations, with explanatory statement, of his most crucial works. The advent covers Cyril's existence; his historic and archaeological context; his theology; and modern doctrine and perform. it will be crucial interpreting for college students and students of patristics, and people learning the background of the early Church and past due antiquity.
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Cat. 12) From this point, Egeria tells us, the bishop begins to explain the Creed to them, as he had the Scriptures, ‘first literally and then spiritually’ (Pereg. 3). Egeria’s account of the contents of the catechesis raises problems. (a) There is nothing in Cyril’s Catecheses corresponding to this systematic exposition of the whole Bible; perhaps this is because the instruction was so informal that a text was not preserved, (b) It is difficult to reconcile the time-table Egeria gives for the instructions on the Scriptures and the Creed with the text of Cyril’s Catecheses.
There once more a psalm is recited and a prayer said; again he blesses the Faithful, and the dismissal takes place. 29 Thereupon the bishop retires to his house, and from that time all the monks return to the Anastasis, and psalms and antiphons are recited until it is daylight; with each psalm or antiphon a prayer is said. For every day the priests and the deacons take turns in watching at the Anastasis with the people. 43 INTRODUCTION Any laymen or laywomen who wish remain there until it is daylight; those who prefer not to, return home and take some more sleep.
So the Emperor in his generosity began by decorating it, as the head of the whole, with choice pillars and abundant ornamentation, embellishing it with every kind of splendour. (Vit. Const. 33–4) Ample archaeological evidence indicates a chamber with a pointed roof fronted by a railed balcony, from which, according to Egeria’s description, the bishop addressed the neophytes. 21 It was set in a ‘vast space in the open air’, which was paved and surrounded with a portico on three sides (Vit. Const.
Cyril of Jerusalem (Early Church Fathers) by E. Yarnold S.J.