Today's Saint (March 18): Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop

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Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, (C. 315-386) is best known for remaining steadfast in the faith in the face of the Arian heresy of his time, which denied the divinity of Christ.

He was often persecuted and even banished (three times!) from his Jerusalem see for his beliefs; however, nothing dissuaded him from preaching Christ fully divine and fully man.

We thank God for members of Christ's body who have boldly stood up for the Faith, no matter the cost to them personally, so that the Church of future generations would know the only true God, and Jesus Christ.

The Day's Propers
Catholic Encyclopedia Article

Books Worth Considering
St. Cyril of Jerusalem's Lectures on the Christian Sacraments
The Works of Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (The Fathers of the Church, 64)
Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (Oxford Paperback Reference)