OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS CYRIL, ARCHBISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA

My beloved brothers and sisters in Christ God,

CHRIST IS IN OUR MIDST! HE WAS, IS, AND EVER SHALL BE.

OUR FATHER AMONG THE SAINTS
CYRIL, ARCHBISHOP OF ALEXANDRIA

Saint Cyril was from Alexandria, born about the year A.D. 376, the nephew of Theophilos, Patriarch of Alexandria, who also instructed the Saint in his youth. Having first spent much time with the monks in Nitria, he later became the successor to his uncles’ throne in A.D. 412. In 429 A.D. when Cyril heard news of the teachings of the new Patriarch of Constantinople, Nestorios, he began attempting through private letters to bring Nestorios to renounce his HERETICAL TEACHINGS ABOUT THE INCARNATION OF THE LORD; and when the HERESIARCH did not repent, Saint Cyril, together with Pope Celestine of Rome, led the Orthodox opposition to his heresy. Saint Cyril presided over the Third Ecumenical Synod of the 200 holy Fathers in the year A.D. 431, who gathered in the city of Ephesos under Saint Theodosios the Younger. At this Synod, by his most wise words he put to shame and convicted the heretical doctrine of Nestorios, who, although he was in town, refused to appear before Saint Cyril, besides overthrowing the heresy of Nestorios, has left the Church full of Commentaries on the Gospel of Saints Luke and John. Having shepherded the Church of Christ for 32 years, he reposed in A.D. 444. [Source: The Great Horologion]

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"Glory Be To GOD
For
All Things!"

– Saint John Chrysostomos

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With sincere agape in His Holy Diakonia (Ministry),
The sinner and unworthy servant of God

+ Father George



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