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In the middle of the map is pictured contemporary Jerusalem. We see the colonnaded market street (line-drawing C) and the forecourt of the Martyry, with its flight of steps ascending to the east facade pierced by three doors. We look along the ridge of the Martyry roof to see the golden dome of the Anastasis, with, just beyond it, the city wall. Eusebius tells us that the wall of the city was carried out, so as to enclose this Christian sacred area, and to create a fresh quarter of the city, known as New Jerusalem.

Narcissus commanded the lamps to be filled with water which was at once, by a miracle, turned into oil. Eusebius was shown a relic of this miraculous oil. Thus, in Aelia, the tradition of the Paschal illumination went back at least a century before Eusebius visited the city. GENERAL INTRODUCTION 55 Holy Spirit. This act at the same time empowered the apostles for their mission to the world. The mother-Church of Jerusalem now took a shape of its own, the shape of a Davidic kingdom of Israel redeemed.

To the decision between these alternatives, we must bring in some further considerations. Jerome's Chronicle places the death of bishop Maximus of Jerusalem in the eleventh year of the three Augusti, that is, between May 348 and May 349. So, in Lent, 348, Maximus would be alive. His relations with Cyril at that last stage would not prepare us to expect that he would depute Cyril to give the catechetical lectures in his place. If he was too ill to lecture himself, we should expect Heraclius to be his choice.

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