StCyprian of Carthage.For All the Saints blog

Cyprian was a wealthy, educated North African aristocrat who was skilled in public persuasion. This made him a target of Roman emperors who feared their own decline and fall. During Decius’s persecution Cyprian went into hiding, then under Valerian he was beheaded. ¶ Cyprian taught that the priest, in offering the sacrifice of the Eucharist, acts in place of Christ and imitates his actions. (For All the Saints blog)

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