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Cyril Of Turaw
CYRIL OF TUROV (alternately KIRILL OF TUROV, CYRIL OF TURAŭ) (Church Slavonic Кѷриллъ, Belarusian : Кірыла Тураўскі, Russian : Кирилл Туровский); 1130–1182) was a bishop and saint . He was one of the first and finest theologians of Kievan Rus\' ; he lived in Turov , now southern Belarus
Belarus
. His feast day in the Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church
is on 28 April . He was added to the Roman Catholic Church calendar by Pope Paul VI
Pope Paul VI
in 1969. CONTENTS * 1 Cyril
Cyril
of Turov * 2 Biographic details * 3 Alternative names and attributions * 4 Works * 5 Style: Kirill\'s traditionalism * 6 Churches named after St
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Homily
A HOMILY is a commentary that follows a reading of scripture. In Catholic , Anglican , Lutheran , and Eastern Orthodox Churches , a homily is usually given during Mass ( Divine Liturgy
Divine Liturgy
for Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, and Divine Service for the Lutheran Church) at the end of the Liturgy
Liturgy
of the Word. Many people consider it synonymous with a sermon . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Roman Catholic Mass homily * 3 Other senses * 4 See also * 5 Footnotes * 6 External links ETYMOLOGYAccording to The Catholic Encyclopedia: The word homily is derived from the Greek word ὁμιλία homilia (from ὁμιλεῖν homilein), which means to have communion or hold verbal intercourse with a person. In this sense homilia is used in 1 Corinthians 15:33
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Kiev
KIEV (/ˈkiːɛf, -ɛv/ ) or KYIV (Ukrainian : Київ, Kyjiv ( listen ); Old East Slavic : Кыѥвъ, Kyjev; Russian : Киев, Kijev ) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine
Ukraine
, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper River . The population in July 2015 was 2,887,974 (though higher estimated numbers have been cited in the press), making Kiev
Kiev
the 7th most populous city in Europe . Kiev
Kiev
is an important industrial, scientific , educational, and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many high-tech industries, higher education institutions and world-famous historical landmarks. The city has an extensive infrastructure and highly developed system of public transport, including the Kiev Metro . The city's name is said to derive from the name of Kyi , one of its four legendary founders (see Name , below)
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Manuscript
A MANUSCRIPT (abbreviated MS for singular and MSS for plural) is any document written by hand or typewritten , as opposed to being mechanically printed or reproduced in some indirect or automated way. More recently, it is understood to be an author's written, typed, or word-processed copy of a work, as distinguished from the print of the same. Before the arrival of printing , all documents and books were manuscripts. Manuscripts are not defined by their contents, which may combine writing with mathematical calculations, maps, explanatory figures or illustrations. Manuscripts may be in book form, scrolls or in codex format. Illuminated manuscripts are enriched with pictures, border decorations, elaborately embossed initial letters or full-page illustrations
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Liturgical Year
The LITURGICAL YEAR, also known as the CHURCH YEAR or CHRISTIAN YEAR, as well as the KALENDAR, consists of the cycle of liturgical seasons in Christian churches that determines when feast days , including celebrations of saints , are to be observed, and which portions of Scripture are to be read either in an annual cycle or in a cycle of several years. Distinct liturgical colours may appear in connection with different seasons of the liturgical year. The dates of the festivals vary somewhat between the different churches, though the sequence and logic is largely the same
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Palm Sunday
PALM SUNDAY is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter
Easter
. The feast commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem
Jerusalem
, an event mentioned in each of the four canonical Gospels . In many Catholic and Episcopal denominations, worship services on Palm Sunday
Sunday
include a procession of the faithful carrying palms, representing the palm branches the crowd scattered in front of Jesus as he rode into Jerusalem
Jerusalem
. The difficulty of procuring palms in unfavorable climates led to their substitution with branches of native trees, including box , olive , willow , and yew . The Sunday
Sunday
was often named after these substitute trees, as in YEW SUNDAY, or by the general term BRANCH SUNDAY
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Metropolitan Bishop
In Christian
Christian
churches with episcopal polity , the rank of METROPOLITAN BISHOP, or simply METROPOLITAN, pertains to the diocesan bishop or archbishop of a metropolis (then more precisely called METROPOLITAN ARCHBISHOP); that is, the chief city of a historical Roman province
Roman province
, ecclesiastical province , or regional capital. Before the establishment of patriarchs (beginning in AD 325), metropolitan was the highest episcopal rank in the Eastern rites of the Church. They presided over synods of bishops, and were granted special privileges by canon law and sacred tradition . The Early Church structure generally followed the Roman imperial practice, with one bishop ruling each city and its territory. The bishop of the provincial capital, the metropolitan, enjoyed certain rights over other bishops in the province, later called suffragans
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Saints Cyril And Methodius
SAINTS CYRIL AND METHODIUS (826–869, 815–885; Greek : Κύριλλος καὶ Μεθόδιος; Old Church Slavonic
Old Church Slavonic
: Кѷ риллъ и Меѳ одїи ) were two brothers who were Byzantine Christian theologians and Christian missionaries . Through their work they influenced the cultural development of all Slavs
Slavs
, for which they received the title "Apostles to the Slavs". They are credited with devising the Glagolitic alphabet
Glagolitic alphabet
, the first alphabet used to transcribe Old Church Slavonic
Old Church Slavonic
. After their deaths, their pupils continued their missionary work among other Slavs. Both brothers are venerated in the Orthodox Church
Orthodox Church
as saints with the title of "equal-to-apostles "
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Monastery
A MONASTERY is a building or complex of buildings comprising the domestic quarters and workplaces of monastics , monks or nuns , whether living in communities or alone (hermits ). A monastery generally includes a place reserved for prayer which may be a chapel, church or temple, and may also serve as an oratory . Monasteries vary greatly in size, comprising a small dwelling accommodating only a hermit, or in the case of communities anything from a single building housing only one senior and two or three junior monks or nuns, to vast complexes and estates housing tens or hundreds. A monastery complex typically comprises a number of buildings which include a church, dormitory , cloister , refectory , library , balneary and infirmary . Depending on the location, the monastic order and the occupation of its inhabitants, the complex may also include a wide range of buildings that facilitate self-sufficiency and service to the community
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Cyril Of Jerusalem
CYRIL OF JERUSALEM (Greek : Κύριλλος Α΄ Ἱεροσολύμων, Kýrillos A Ierosolýmon; Latin : Cyrillus Hierosolymitanus) was a distinguished theologian of the early Church (c. 313 – 386 AD). He is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church , the Eastern Orthodox Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
, and the Anglican Communion
Anglican Communion
. In 1883, Cyril
Cyril
was declared a Doctor of the Church
Doctor of the Church
by Pope Leo XIII
Pope Leo XIII
. He is highly respected in the Palestinian Christian Community . About the end of 350 AD he succeeded Maximus as Bishop
Bishop
of Jerusalem, but was exiled on more than one occasion due to the enmity of Acacius of Caesarea , and the policies of various emperors
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Cyril Of Alexandria
CYRIL OF ALEXANDRIA (Greek : Κύριλλος Ἀλεξανδρείας; Coptic : Ⲡⲁⲡⲁ Ⲕⲩⲣⲓⲗⲗⲟⲩ ⲁ̅; c. 376 – 444) was the Patriarch
Patriarch
of Alexandria
Alexandria
from 412 to 444. He was enthroned when the city was at the height of its influence and power within the Roman Empire
Roman Empire
. Cyril wrote extensively and was a leading protagonist in the Christological controversies of the late-4th and 5th centuries. He was a central figure in the Council of Ephesus
Council of Ephesus
in 431, which led to the deposition of Nestorius
Nestorius
as Patriarch
Patriarch
of Constantinople
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Cyril Of Scythopolis
CYRIL OF SCYTHOPOLIS (ca. 525-559 CE), also known as CYRILLUS SCYTHOPOLITANUS (Greek : Κύριλλος ὁ Σκυθοπολίτης, Kyrillos ho Skythopolitēs), was a Christian monk, priest and Greek hagiographer or historian of monastic life in Palestine in the early years of Christianity (6th century CE). CONTENTS * 1 Life * 2 Works * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links LIFECyril was born in Scythopolis , Palestine. His father John, a lawyer, supervised his early religious education. Cyril was influenced by Saint Sabas whom he had met when he was still in a young age; in later years, when he was in Jerusalem, he also met St John the Hesychast , bishop of Colonia in Cappadocia Secunda . Cyril in 544 arrived at the monastery of Euthymius otherwise known as Khan el-Ahmar; in 555 CE he moved to the New Lavra of St Sabas with other Orthodox monks after the expulsion from it of Origenist monks, following the general condemnation of Origenism
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Pentecost
The Christian holiday of PENTECOST, celebrated on the fiftieth day after Easter
Easter
, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit
upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ
while they were in Jerusalem
Jerusalem
celebrating the Feast of Weeks , as described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1–31). Some Christians
Christians
believe this event represents the birth of the Church, while others maintain that the Church already existed prior to Pentecost
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Allegory
As a literary device , an allegory is a metaphor whose vehicle may be a character, place or event, representing real-world issues and occurrences. ALLEGORY has been used widely throughout history in all forms of art , largely because it can readily illustrate complex ideas and concepts in ways that are comprehensible or striking to its viewers, readers, or listeners. Writers or speakers typically use allegories as literary devices or as rhetorical devices that convey hidden meanings through symbolic figures, actions, imagery, or events, which together create the moral, spiritual, or political meaning the author wishes to convey
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Exegesis
EXEGESIS (/ˌɛksəˈdʒiːsɪs/ ; from the Greek ἐξήγησις from ἐξηγεῖσθαι, "to lead out") is a critical explanation or interpretation of a text, particularly a religious text . Traditionally the term was used primarily for work with the Bible
Bible
; however, in modern usage "biblical exegesis" is used for greater specificity to distinguish it from any other broader critical text explanation. Exegesis
Exegesis
includes a wide range of critical disciplines: textual criticism is the investigation into the history and origins of the text, but exegesis may include the study of the historical and cultural backgrounds for the author, the text, and the original audience. Other analyses include classification of the type of literary genres present in the text and analysis of grammatical and syntactical features in the text itself. The terms exegesis and hermeneutics have been used interchangeably
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Homiletics
HOMILETICS (Gr. homiletikos, from homilos, "assembled crowd, throng" ), in religion , is the application of the general principles of rhetoric to the specific art of public preaching . One who practices or studies homiletics may be called a homilist, or more colloquially a preacher. CONTENTS* 1 Explanation * 1.1 Branch of pastoral theology * 1.2 Christian tradition: The preaching of Jesus * 1.3 Missionary preaching * 2 Early church * 3 Decline in the West * 4 Middle Ages * 4.1 Preaching
Preaching
of the time * 5 Notable French preachers * 6 Conférences in Notre-Dame * 7 Present day * 8 Bibliography of historical development * 8.1 St. John Chrysostom
John Chrysostom
and St. Augustine * 8.2 Hugh of St
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