Cyril of Jerusalem and Nemesius of Emesa by William Telfer

By William Telfer

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D. 386. m. 62 We shall easily see that Cyril's lectures fit, on the whole, with this picture, but that there are some marked differences. In Cyril's introductory lecture, he seems to be pressing the candidates to face the issue for themselves, whether or not they go forward with preparation. John seems to take the matter out of their hands. Cyril treats the photizomenoi as all but Christians. Their postulancy is the sign of their election. The big gap is between ordinary catechumens and themselves.

We may judge further that he looked to the Holy Land as a place where great gestures were to be made. In 335, as the Life (iv. 42-6) tells us, he urged the bishops assembled at Tyre to restore unity to the Church, and followed this up with an urgent call to them to repair to Jerusalem where magnificent provision had been made for the dedication of his new church on Golgotha, the Martyry. At this dedication the bishops (as we learn from GENERAL IxNTTRODUCTION 47 Athanasius, Against the Avians, 84) asserted the emperor's assurance that "the Arians"72 were returned to catholic obedience, and reconciled them.

37. Every writer on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre hitherto has assumed that Eusebius is describing pillared aisles inside the basilica. But it is impossible to impose such a sense upon his words. GROUMD* ELEVATION B H PORCH STMIT THI f'" ENCLOl ^~i_. FORECOURT J 50 CYRIL OF JERUSALEM 77 of a lower portico. The roof of this portico would be of heavy masonry continuing the level of the floor of the church, and resting on a row of very stout pillars. Upon this projecting floor, upheld by the lower portico, was erected the lighter upper portico, whose more graceful and decorated columns rose to meet the eaves of the lead roof of the church.

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