On this day we commemorate Saint Cyril's falling asleep. On January 18 we commemorate
the occasion of the Saint's restoration to his see in Alexandria after
he had suffered a brief exile because of the machinations of the Nestorians.
Shortly thereafter the Third Ecumenical Council was convoked in Ephesus
and the blasphemous doctrine of Nestorius was condemned. See January
18 for Saint Cyril's life and works.
Apolytikion in the 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.
Kontakion in the
Thou with the power of Christ Saviour's divine words didst rend asunder all
the webs of the heresies and didst enrich the Church by cutting down the tares
of profane Nestorius, O our blest Father Cyril; wherefore, in Christ's presence
now with the choirs of the Angels thou intercedest fervently with Him to grant
forgiveness of failings to all of us.
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