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Article Info:
published: 3/17/04
updated: 8/14/14

Cyril of Alexandria



Cyril of Alexandria (AD 376 - 444) was a participant in the First Council of Ephesus in 431 and also served as Pope of Alexandria from 412 - 444. He has been called “Pillar of Faith” and “Seal of the Fathers” by his fans and a “heretic” and “monster” by his foes.

The Roman Catholic Church calendar, the Coptic Church calendar, the Lutheran calendar, and the Eastern Orthodox Church calendar all commemorate his death.

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