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Cyril of Turov
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(1130 – after 1182), Russian saint, a strict ascetic, a sometime stylite, an educated monk, the most important representative of old Russian literature, a most effective preacher (“Russian Chrysostom”), and, after c. 1162, bishop of the city of Turov. He utilized Greek sermons. With artful symbolism and allegory, he interpreted God's love and mercy almost without time and context. Eight sermons on the Sundays of Easter, also dealing with the Council of Nicea (325), were still bein…

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Döpmann, Hans-Dieter, “Cyril of Turov”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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