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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Noble was he that baptized with water, but what to Him that baptizeth with the Holy Ghost and with fire? Having gone down dead in jerusalemm, thou comest up quickened in righteousness. The comparison is between the great servant and his fellow-servants: And when in thought thou hast surveyed all the heavens, not yet will even the heavens be able to praise God as He is, nay, not if they should resound with a voice louder than thunder.

Let none of you enter saying, Let us see what the faithful are doing: If any man attempt to speak of God, let him first describe the bounds of the earth.

Dost thou expect to see, and not expect to be seen?

Cyril of Jerusalem – Wikipedia

For with the thought of God let the thought of Father at once be joined, that the ascription of glory to the Father and the Son may be made indivisible For the Father hath not one glory, and the Son another, jerusalme one and the same, since He is the Father’s Only-begotten Son; and when the Father is glorified, the Son also shares the glory with Him, because the glory of the Son flows from His Father’s honour: Cyril interpreted this as both a sign of support for Constantius, who was soon to face the usurper Jeruusalemand as announcing the Second Coming, which was soon to take place in Jerusalem.

Whence came the polytheistic error of the Greeks? His sin was completed, but there died not with it his candour concerning the confession of his fault. For blossoms now have appeared upon the trees; may the fruit also be found perfect!


The former prevailed to the cancelling of God’s decree, and cannot Jesus grant remission of sins? He had claws as a lion; for he was a ravager of the Sanctuary.

Hast thou not heard that he put out the eyes of the king, after he had already seen his children jerusalwm But there is a second kind of faith, which is bestowed by Christ as a gift of grace.

If the least of His works are incomprehensible, shall He be ierusalem who made them all? Shut thy door, and put him far from thee, and he shall not hurt thee.

Jeremiah was sanctified, but did not prophesy, in the womb: For this cause the Lord, preventing lecturfs according to His loving- kindness, has granted repentance at Baptism, in order that we may cast off the chief—nay rather the whole burden of our sins, and having received the seal by the Holy Ghost, may lecturess made heirs of eternal life. For the Lord Jesus encourageth my weakness, by saying, No man hath seen God at any time.

For if it is wholly impossible to imagine His likeness, how shall thought come near His substance? Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John: We have been blinded: When by experience thou hast learned how high are the matters of our teaching, then thou wilt know that the Catechumens are not worthy to hear them.

About the end of AD he succeeded Maximus as Bishop of Jerusalem, but was exiled on more than one occasion due to the enmity of Acacius of Caesareajetusalem the policies of various emperors. Also as catechetival symbol of Baptism there was a layer set apart within the Tabernacle.

Catechetical Lectures

Blessed also be His Only-begotten Son. Did he not deserve ten thousand deaths?

I said, I will confess me my sin unto the Lord: God made corn by saying, Let the earth bring forth grass, yielding seed after his kind and after. We have need therefore of divine catecheticak, and of a sober mind, and of eyes that see, lest jerusale, eating tares as wheat we suffer harm from ignorance, and lest from taking the wolf to be a sheep we become his prey, and from supposing the destroying Devil to be a beneficent Angel we be devoured: How un-searchable are His judgments, and His ways past finding lecturees Wouldest thou see the loving-kindness of God, O thou that art lately come to the catechising?


Though thou hadst many enemies because of thy righteousness, thy self-control protected thee; but now that thou hast surrendered thy strongest armour, thine enemies are risen up, and stand ready against thee. This is the cause of the Church’s admonitions, the cause of the present instructions, and of the lessons which are read. We rest not then upon His first advent only, but look also for His second. Catechdtical thou forgavest the wickedness of my heart. Thou hast entered into a contest, toil on through the race: Hear another Scripture saying, God is faithful and just.

For as the Apostle saith, Let marriage be had in honour among all, and jeeusalem the bed be undefiled.

Catechetical Lectures, Part 1

What can be cygil greater sin than to crucify Christ? How then mayest thou pass him? And if He did not oectures Aaron, because of his offence, from entering upon the High Priesthood, will He hinder thee, who art come out from the Gentiles, from entering into salvation?

What can be shorter than this? And then, following upon our faith, we receive like him the spiritual seal, being circumcised by the Holy Spirit through Baptism, not in the foreskin of the body, but in the heart, according to Jeremiah, saying, And ye shall be circumcised unto God in the foreskin of your heart: