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Cyril of Jerusalem

Mystagogic Catechesis On Baptism Prologue, Paragraph 16 Cyril was Bishop of Jerusalem and Doctor of the Church, born about 315; died probably 18 March, 386. In the East his feast is observed on the 18th of March, in the West on the 18th or 20th. Little is known of his life. We gather information concerning him from his younger contemporaries, Epiphanius, Jerome, and Rufin...

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The Direction of Christian Worship

Christian worship is oriented to the East from which the Sun of Righteousness will return with "healing on his wings." The east is the direction of Christian worship, Christian hope and Christian joy. It signifies the resurrection of the body and life everlasting in short all that our Lord obtained for us by his death and resurrection, and gives to us in this holy house. ...

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The Local Nature Of Eucharistic Celebration

In our catechism we learn the true doctrine of the Eucharist, but nothing of true practice, and that is a short-coming. Because orthodox doctrine without catholic practice leaves God's people vulnerable to every trouble. In reality neither good doctrine nor good practice can exist apart from the other, but Lutherans have never understood that. As a result they have mastere...

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