New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

19th century illustration of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem by  Francesco Bartolozzi; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Confessor, Doctor of the Church, Bishop of Jerusalem. Born 315, died 386. Ordained c.345, he was made Bishop of Jerusalem, 350. Deposed and exiled in 358 and 360 by Arian synods, he was again exiled by the Emperor Valens, 367. He assisted at the Council of Constantinople, 381, and formally accepted the full Nicene doctrine. His writings consist of valuable catechetical lectures. Emblems: a purse, book. Feast, 18 March.

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  • “Saint Cyril of Jerusalem”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 May 2016. Web. 26 August 2016. <>