Category Archives: Cyril of Alexandria

“By Christ’s death, our death has been transformed into something quite new, more like a kind of sleep”

They took the body of Jesus and wrapped it in linen clothes with the spices, according to the Jewish burial custom. At the place where He had been crucified there was a garden, and in this garden a new tomb … Continue reading

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“For His suffering was prepared as a snare for the power of death, and the death of the Lord was the source of the renewal of mankind in incorruption and newness of life”

John 19:16-18 – They took Jesus therefore. And He went out, bearing the Cross for Himself, unto the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified Him, and with Him two others, … Continue reading

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“For being at once God and man, He both gives the Spirit to the creation in His divine nature, and receives it from God the Father in His human nature”

Luke 4:16. And He came to Nazareth: and entered into the synagogue. Since therefore it was now necessary that He should manifest Himself to the Israelites, and that the mystery of His incarnation should now shine forth to those who … Continue reading

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‘For we have been set free by the might of Christ, and delivered from those bitter and iniquitous beings, who in old time had the dominion over us”

THE prophet Habakkuk foresaw the glory of the Saviour, and, overcome by His wonderful deeds, he offered up praises unto Him, saying: “O Lord, I have heard Thy hearing, and been afraid: I have considered Thy doings, and been astonished.” … Continue reading

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“For if His body, after death, did not rise again, what sort of death was vanquished, and in what way was the power of corruption weakened?”

“When therefore it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said unto … Continue reading

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“To call God ‘Father’ is more exact than to call him ‘God'”

When the Savior declares that he has made known the name of God the Father, it is the same as saying that he has shown the whole world his glory. How did he do this? By making himself known through … Continue reading

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“The only-begotten Word of God has always been king of the universe”

“Behold, a righteous king will reign, and princes will rule with justice.” The only-begotten Word of God, together with God the Father, has always been king of the universe, and to him all creatures, visible and invisible, are subject. People … Continue reading

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