St. Cyril of Jerusalem—Catechesis II: Repentance, Strong Weapon of Salvation
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“Would you know the power of repentance? Would you understand this strong weapon of salvation and the might of confession?”
We’re returning to St. Cyril’s Lenten series of catechetical lectures with his Catechesis II, in which Cyril offers up a remarkable testament to the power of repentance.
More than anything, Cyril exhorts his catechumens to sure confidence in God’s mercy, no matter how much one has sinned. God’s mercy, Cyril reminds, can extend even to a whole people; a nation; a globe. Worth remembering always, but perhaps in particular during a time of global pandemic.
Mike Aquilina on Cyril of Jerusalem https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/cyril-jerusalemmystery-and-mayhem/
Translation courtesy of Catholic University of America Press: https://verbum.com/product/120469/the-works-of-saint-cyril-of-jerusalem-vol-1
Alternate Translation at CatholicCulture.org: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=2410
Theme music: 2 Part Invention, composed by Mark Christopher Brandt, performed by Thomas Mirus. ©️2019 Heart of the Lion Publishing Co./BMI. All rights reserved.
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