St. Cyril of Alexandria

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


Patron Of: Alexandria, Egypt

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    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.

Born
    376 at Alexandria, Egypt

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



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