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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How many vessels of water could quench the flame that rose up forty-nine catecyetical high? What then, shall every word be established at the mouth of two of three witnesses, according to the Scripture, and, though twelve bear witness to the Resurrection of Christ, art thou still incredulous in regard to His Resurrection? Could He not have done immediately what He did then after the hundred years?

Catechetical Lectures

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[? Suppose, pray, that the Catechising is a kind of building: Esther is the twelfth book; and these are the Historical writings. 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? If the fashion of thy soul is avarice, put on another fashion and come in.

The bearers believed, and the sick of the palsy enjoyed the blessing of the cure. There is much to tell of faith, and the whole day would not be time sufficient for us to describe it fully. Stand aloof from all observance of Sabbaths, and from calling any indifferent meats common or unclean. For it is the part of a righteous judge to give sentence according to each case that has occurred. For in like manner as those who are skilled in the goldsmith’s craft throw in their breath upon the fire through certain delicate instruments, and blowing up the gold which is hidden in the crucible stir the flame which surrounds it, and so find what they are seeking; even so when the exorcists inspire terror by the Spirit of God, and set the soul, as it were, on fire in the crucible of the body, the hostile demon tees away, and there abide salvation and the hope of eternal life, and the soul henceforth is cleansed from its sins and hath salvation.


Regard not the Laver as simple water, but rather regard the spiritual grace that is given with the water. Remember the Judgment, and neither fornication, nor adultery, nor murder, nor any transgression of the law shall prevail with thee.

The catechetical lectures of S. Cyril, Archbishop of Jerusalem

And how the smell is able to distinguish scents, and to perceive exhalations? It is he that puts lusts into them that listen to him: The Life encountered him, that the mouth of Death might henceforth be catschetical, and all we that are saved might say, O death, where is thy sting? If the least of His works are incomprehensible, shall He be comprehended who made them all?

For if the body is a cause of cril, why does not a dead body sin?

Oded Irshai observed that Cyril lived in a time of intense apocalyptic expectation, when Christians were eager to find apocalyptic meaning in every historical event or natural disaster. Die to thy sins, and live to righteousness, live from this very day. This man was baptizing in Jordan, and there went out unto hint all Jerusalem, to enjoy the first-fruits of baptisms: How great the offence, the sentence how light!

Like many of the Eastern Fathers, he focuses on high moral living as essential to true Christianity. Put off, I pray thee, fornication and uncleanness, and put on the brightest robe of chastity.

For on this lfctures also, I pray thee, make thyself sure, since there are many who say that Christ’s Kingdom hath an end. I have done dreadful things, and not once only, but often: Heaven is His throne, but higher is He that sitteth thereon: Hear what the Psalmist says: At the Second Advent he expected to rise in the resurrection if it came catechetlcal his time on earth.

For it is good for them, saith the Apostle, if they abide fo as I. Having therefore, brethren, many examples of those who have sinned and repented and been saved, do ye also heartily make confession unto the Lord, that ye may beth receive the forgiveness of your former sins, and be counted worthy of the heavenly gift, and inherit the heavenly kingdom with all the saints in Christ Jesus; to Whom is the glory for ever and ever.


CHURCH FATHERS: Catechetical Lectures (Cyril of Jerusalem)

catechetocal Nor again, on the other hand, in maintaining thy chastity be thou puffed up against those who walk in the humbler path of matrimony. One He is, everywhere present, beholding all things, perceiving all things, creating all things through Christ: The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

Forsake things present, and put thy trust in things to come.

For the Only-begotten Son of God is present here most ready to redeem you, saying, Come unto Me all that labour and are heavy, laden, and l will give you jerusalwm. In what a colour!

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Repent, saith he, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive jerusalsm gift of the Holy Ghost. Wouldst thou not wish that He should descend and redeem such as these?

And though as Man He was at that time despised of men, and was buffeted, yet He was acknowledged by the Creation as God: Come for the mystical Seal, lecturee ye may be easily recognised by the Master; be ye numbered among the holy and spiritual flock of Christ, to be set apart on His right hand, and inherit the life prepared for you.

Ye who have just lighted jegusalem torches of faith, guard them carefully in your hands unquenched; that He, who erewhile on this all-holy Golgotha opened Paradise to the robber on account of his faith, may grant to you to sing the bridal song. This lecturs in truth a serious matter, brethren, and you must approach it with good heed.

Be not then henceforth a viper, but as thou hast been formerly a viper’s brood, put off, saith he, the slough of thy former sinful life.