by ICL Editor | November 2, 2016 12:02 am
“Then we make mention also of those who have already fallen asleep: first, the patriarchs, prophets, apostles, and martyrs, that through their prayers and supplications God would receive our petition; next, we make mention also of the holy fathers and bishops who have already fallen asleep, and, to put it simply, of all among us who have already fallen asleep, for we believe that it will be of very great benefit to the souls of those for whom the petition is carried up, while this holy and most solemn sacrifice is laid out.” (St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church, Catechetical Lectures 23:5:9, c 350 A.D.)
The Optional Memorial of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church (ca. A.D. 313 – 386) is March 18.
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