Posted by Luke J. Wilson on 6th April 2017 in Lent | Lent,great lent,fasting,early church fathers,devotional,daily reading,Doctor of the Church,lectures,liturgy,catechism,Bishop of Jerusalem,anointing,Holy Spirit,chrism
...Day Thirty-two: St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Catechetical Lectures: Lecture XXI
Who: Bishop of Jerusalem and Doctor of the Church, born about 315; died probably 18 March, 386. Little is known of his life, except from his younger contemporaries, Epiphanius, Jerome, and Rufinus, as well as from the fifth-century historians, Socrates, Sozomen and Theodoret.
What: Each of the lectures deal with a different topic to teach converts the mysteries of the Church, particularly: rites of the renunciation of Satan and his works, of anointing with oil, of baptism
, of anointing with the holy chrism, and of partaking of the body and blood of Christ.
Why: Cyril delivered to new c...