Lent is supposed to be a time to focus on Christ’s suffering and think about personal repentance.
One day, in March AD 415, during the holy season of Lent,
A mob of Christian Coptic monks led by “Peter the Reader,” Cyril’s assistant, waylaid Hypatia’s chariot as she travelled home. The mob attacked Hypatia, (the first notable woman in mathematics who far surpass all the philosophers of her own time), stripped her naked as a form of humiliation, then dragged her through the streets to the recently ChristianisedCaesareum, where they killed her. The reports suggest that the mob of Christians flayed her body with ostraca (pot shards), and after tearing her body in pieces, they took her mangled limbs to a place called Cinaron, and set her ablaze while still alive .” : They then destroyed the Great Library of Alexandria in the Museum of Alexandria.
Hypatia, a most beautiful, most vertuous, most learned, and every way accomplish’d Lady; who was torn to pieces by the Clergy of Alexandria, to gratify the pride, emulation, and cruelty of their Archbishop, commonly, but undeservedly, stil’d Saint Cyril, Pope (Patriarch) of Alexandria.