Book of Saints – Cyril of Jerusalem


CYRIL of JERUSALEM (Saint) Bishop, (March 18) Doctor of the Church. (4th century) Born near Jerusalem A.D. 315. He was ordained priest A.D. 345, and became Patriarch in 350. Driven by the Arians from his See he returned to Jerusalem under Julian, and was an eye-witness of the futile attempt of the Apostate Emperor to rebuild the Temple. After enduring a second banishment lasting eleven years, he passed away in peace at Jerusalem (A.D. 386). His Catecheses or simple expositions of Catholic doctrine are most valuable. Especially luminous is his clear teaching of the Faith on the subject of the Holy Eucharist. He was numbered by Pope Leo XIII among the Doctors of the Church.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Cyril of Jerusalem”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 October 2012. Web. 17 June 2021. <>