Lithography (icon) of Saint Cyril of Alexandria with real gold leaf in MDF.
Icon weight per size selection: 18x14cm. ~ 360gr. / 24x18cm ~ 600gr / 32x24cm. ~ 1150gr. / 45x35cm 2000gr.
Saint Cyril was born in Alexandria in 375 AD. and came from a wealthy family. His uncle Theophilos, archbishop of Alexandria, took care of the saint's education and taught him the Bible, which Cyril handled admirably. He studied at the famous Catechism School and at the age of 18 he went to the Monastery of Saint Makarios, where he practiced asceticism for five years. Returning to his hometown, he placed himself in the service of the Church. When Theophilos passed away, he was ordained archbishop and worked diligently to combat paganism and heresies. He faced with vigor the sect of Monophysitism led by Archbishop Nestorius of Constantinople. He was a central figure in the Ecumenical Council that took place in Ephesus in 431 AD, which condemned Nestorius and deposed him from the patriarchal throne.
Cyril, having completed his work, slept in peace on June 9, 444 AD. His memory is honored by the Orthodox Church on June 9 and together with his predecessor Saint Athanasius on January 18. Fragment of the Holy Relic of St. Cyril is located in the Monastery of the Great Cave of Kalavrita.
Apolytikion of Saint Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria
Plagal of the Fourth Tone
You are a guide of Orthodoxy, a teacher of piety and modesty, a luminary of the world, the God inspired pride of monastics. O wise Cyril, you have enlightened everyone by your teachings. You are the harp of the Spirit. Intercede to Christ our God for the salvation of our souls.
- Ioustinou Filosofou m.
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