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  • Orientalis Ecclesiae (On St. Cyril, Patriarch Of Alexandria)

    06/26/2009 6:28:56 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 1 replies · 218+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | April 9, 1944 | Pope Pius XII
    To Our Venerable Brethren the Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops and other Ordinaries at Peace and in Communion with the Apostolic See Venerable Brethren, Health and Our Apostolic Benediction St. Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, glory of the Eastern Church and celebrated champion of the Virgin Mother of God, has always been held by the Church in the highest esteem, and We welcome the opportunity of recalling his merits in this brief Letter, now that fifteen centuries have passed since he happily exchanged this earthly exile for his heavenly home. 2. Our Predecessor St. Celestine I hailed him as 'good defender...
  • St. Cyril of Alexandria, Homily 1 on Luke 2.4-8

    06/26/2009 5:58:06 PM PDT · by bdeaner · 1 replies · 229+ views ^ | 7/13/08 | St. Cyril of Alexandria
    Text translated by R. Payne Smith, 1859. Christ, therefore, was born in Bethlehem at the time when Augustus Caesar gave orders that the first enrollment should be made. But what necessity was there, some one may perhaps say, for the very wise Evangelist to make special mention of this? Yes, I answer: it was both useful and necessary for him to mark the period when our Savior was born; for it was said by the voice of the Patriarch: The head shall not depart from Judah, nor a governor from his thighs until He come, for Whom it is...