Definition of Cyril of Alexandria, St in English:

Cyril of Alexandria, St

proper noun

  • (d.444), Doctor of the Church and patriarch of Alexandria. A champion of orthodoxy, he is best known for his vehement opposition to the views of the patriarch of Constantinople, Nestorius, whose condemnation he secured at the Council of Ephesus in 431. Feast day, 9 February.

Pronunciation:

Cyril of Alexandria, St

/ˈsɪrɪl/