Virgin birth is a sign by Basil of Caesarea

“Thus was fulfilled the mystery ordained before all ages and announced of old by the prophets: "Behold, the virgin shall conceive in her womb and bear a son and shall call his name Emmanuel, which translated means: God-with-us" (Is 7:14). This ancient name also contains the revelation of the whole mystery, namely, that God will... Continue Reading →

Mary restores woman’s dignity by Cyril of Jerusalem

Mary’s birth makes women equal to men, and makes them equal partners in the new creation, Christ and God himself. “At first, the feminine sex was obligated to give thanks to men, because Eve, born of Adam but not conceived by a mother, was in a certain sense born of man. Mary, instead, paid off... Continue Reading →

Witnesses to Christ by Cyril of Jerusalem

“Dear friends, we possess many true witnesses about Christ. The heavenly Father bears witness through the Son; the Holy Spirit bears witness, descending bodily in the form of a dove; the archangel Gabriel bears witness, bringing the glad tidings to Mary; the Virgin Theotókos bears witness to him; the blessed place of his manger bears... Continue Reading →

How should Christians live? by Cyril of Jerusalem

“Let us all, by God's grace, run the race of chastity, young men and maidens, old men and children, without abandoning ourselves to lust, but praising the name of Christ. Let us not disregard the glory of chastity, which is the crown of the angels and a superhuman state of life!” Cyril of Jerusalem, Catecheses... Continue Reading →

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