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St. Cyril of Alexandria's Teaching on the Priesthood

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Cyril of Alexandria's Teaching on the Priesthood

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George Dion Dragas

St. Cyril of Alexandria offers us here the clearest Biblical understanding of the Orthodox Priesthood on the basis of a Christian exposition of the Old Testament Priesthood. The general principle that Christ did not come to destroy the Law, but to fulfill, holds true for the Priesthood of the Law as well. St. Cyril explains how the Priesthood of the Law is fulfilled and renewed in the Christian Priesthood. His exposition offers Orthodox clergy a profound explanation of what they stand for and highlights many aspects of their sacred ministry.

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St. Cyril of Alexandria

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/27
Tridentine Calendar - 02/09

Patron Of: Alexandria, Egypt

    Nephew of Theophilus the Patriarch. Monk. Priest. Bishop of Alexandria, Egypt in 412. Patriach of Alexandria. Suppressed the Novatians. Worked at the Council of Ephesus. Fought against Nestorius who taught the heresy that there were two persons in Christ. Catechetical writer. Wrote a book opposing Julian the Apostate. Greek Father of the Church. Doctor of the Church.

    376 at Alexandria, Egypt

    444 at Alexandria, Egypt of natural causes; relics in Alexandria

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