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*Ku/rillos), of SCYTHOPOLIS, a Palestine monk, belonging to the sixth century. In the sixteenth year of his age he made a profession of the monastic life in his native place. Prompted by a desire to see sacred places, he visited Jerusalem, and, by the advice of his mother, put himself under the care of John the Silentiary, by whom he was sent to the famous monastery of Laura. Leontius, prefect of the monastery, received him into the order of the monks. The time of his birth and death is alike unknown. About A. D. 557, he wrote the life of St. John the Silentiary.


The life of St. John the Silentiary

The life of St. John the Silentiary is still extant, having been published in Greek and Latin by Henschenius and Papebrochius in the Acta Sanctorum, 13th of May.

The Life of Euthymius

Cyrillus also wrote the life of Euthymius the abbot, who died 472, which is extant, but in an interpolated form by Simeon Metaphrastes.


It was published by Cotelerius in Greek and Latin in his Monumenta Ecclesiae Graecae, vol. ii., Paris, 1681, 4to. It is also in the Acta Sanctorum, January 20.

The Life of Saint Sabas

In addition to these, he wrote the life of St. Sabas, the ancient Latin version of which, before it was corrupted by Simeon, was published by Bollandus in the Acta Sanctorum belonging to the 20th of January.


It is given in Greek and Latin in Cotelerius's Monumenta, vol. iii. p. 220.

Further Information

Cave, Histor. Literur. vol. i. p. 529.


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