St. Cyril of Jerusalem March 18

St. Cyril, in giving instruction to converts preparing for baptism, arranged the first systematic exposition of the Christian religion. He was chosen Bishop of Jerusalem and witnessed Julian’s futile attempt to rebuild the Temple.

Look down with favor, we beseech Thee, O Lord, upon the spotless Victim we offer up to Thee: and grant that by the merits of blessed Cyril, Thy confessor and bishop, we may ever strive to receive it into a heart undefiled. — Secret

The Imitation of Christ
For at too great a hazard doth he stand who casteth not his whole care on Thee.
Cyril lived at the time that Julian the Apostate tried to rebuild the Temple at Jerusalem. Cyril was not disturbed. “God’s word will not fail” he said and calmly looked on the efforts of the deluded emperor. You know the tragedy of the attempt.
The Ten Commandments are God’s word. They are as true as binding in 1931 as they were when given amid thunder andl lightning on Mt. Sinai, and don’t let anybody ever convince you otherwise.
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away.