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Friday, 9 February 2018

Saint Cyril Of Alexandria. Bishop. Confessor. Doctor Of The Church. Feast Day 9 February.

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Saint Cyril of Alexandria.
   Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of The Church.
   Feast Day 9 February.


White Vestments.

Saint Cyril of Alexandria.
The Twenty-Fourth Pope of Alexandria.
The Pillar of Faith.
Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of The Church.
(376 A.D. - 444 A.D.)
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Jesus must be a man to atone for man's sin, and a God to make reparation for the offence against God. The Cycle Celebrates on this day the Feast of the Doctor who raised his voice in The Church (Introit) to condemn, in the name of Pope Celestine, at The Council of Ephesus (431 A.D.), the heresy of Nestorius.

Crushing under foot, the salt which has lost its savour (Gospel), Saint Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, attacks the heresiarch, who, instead "of The True Doctrine, only teaches fables" (Epistle). He affirms that, in Jesus, there is only one Divine Person and that, consequently, The Saviour is at the same time God and Man and that His Mother is The Mother of God (Collect).

He died in 444 A.D.

Mass: In médio.
Commemoration: Of The Feria in Lent.
Commemoration: Of Saint Apollonia from The Mass: Loquébar.
Creed: Is said.
Last Gospel: Of The Feria in Lent.

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