Cyril of Alexandria, Saint

Cyril of Alexandria, Saint
Article on this Doctor of the Church, and anti-Nestorian theologian

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  • Cyril of Alexandria, Saint — born с 375 died June 27, 444; Western feast day June 27; Eastern feast day June 9 Christian theologian and bishop. He became bishop of Alexandria in 412. Zealously orthodox, he closed the churches of the Novatians, a heterodox sect, and expelled… …   Universalium

  • Cyril of Alexandria — Saint Cyril of Alexandria St Cyril I, the 24th Pope of Alexandria The Pillar of Faith; Bishop, Confessor and Doctor of the Church Born c. 376 Died …   Wikipedia

  • Cyril of Alexandria — (d. 444)    Saint, Patriarch and Theologian.    Cyril was the nephew of Patriarch Theophilus and he succeeded his uncle as Patriarch of Alexandria in 412. He is primarily remembered as an indefatigable warrior for orthodoxy. He combated the… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Theophilus of Alexandria, Saint — ▪ Egyptian theologian flourished 5th century; feast day, Egyptian Coptic Church, October 15; in the Syrian Church, October 17       theologian and patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt, violent opponent of non Christian religions, severe critic of… …   Universalium

  • St. Cyril of Alexandria —     St. Cyril of Alexandria     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► St. Cyril of Alexandria     Doctor of the Church. St. Cyril has his feast in the Western Church on the 28th of January; in the Greek Menaea it is found on the 9th of June, and (together… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Saint Cyril (disambiguation) — Saint Cyril may refer to one of the following persons: * Saint Cyril the Philosopher, believed to have co invented the Glagolitic alphabet, the first Slavic alphabet, and translated the Bible into a Slavic language referred to as Old Church… …   Wikipedia

  • Saint — 1347 80, Italian ascetic and mystic. died A.D. 731, pope 715 731. died A.D. 741, pope 731 741. died A.D. 352, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 337 352. died A.D. 683, Sicilian ecclesiastic: pope 682 683. died A.D. 855, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 847… …   Universalium

  • saint — saintless, adj. /saynt/, n. 1. any of certain persons of exceptional holiness of life, formally recognized as such by the Christian Church, esp. by canonization. 2. a person of great holiness, virtue, or benevolence. 3. a founder, sponsor, or… …   Universalium

  • Alexandria — /al ig zan dree euh, zahn /, n. 1. Arabic, Al Iskandarîyah. a seaport in N Egypt, in the Nile delta: founded in 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great; ancient center of learning. 2,201,000. 2. a city in NE Virginia, S of the District of Columbia.… …   Universalium

  • Cyril — /sir euhl/, n. 1. Saint ( Apostle of the Slavs ), A.D. 827 869, Greek missionary to the Moravians. 2. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Burt Sir Cyril Lodowic Cyril and Methodius Saints Cyril of Alexandria Saint Cyril of Jerusalem …   Universalium

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