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St John Chrysostom

St John Chrysostom’s Sermon on Fasting  

St John Chrysostom

Let us not then despair of our safety, but let us pray; let us make invocation; let us supplicate; let us go on embassy to the King that is above with many tears! We have this fast, too, as an ally, and as an assistant in this good intercession. Therefore, as when the winter is over and the summer is ... Read More »

On Going to Church

By Saint. John Chrysostom From the Book: “Voice of the Fathers”, Ed. By the Holy Monastery of The Paraklete, Oropos , Attica 2005 Trans. by Protopresbyter George Dion Dragas , PhD, DD, DTh Foreword Faith in God and participation in the Divine Liturgy, especially in the Eucharistic Assembly, constitute two inseparable realities for every lively member of the Church. The true Christian ... Read More »

ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM: ON THE HOLY THEOPHANY

By St. John Chrysostom We shall now say something about the present feast. Many celebrate the feastdays and know their designations, but the cause for which they were established they know not. Thus concerning this, that the present feast is called Theophany — everyone knows; but what this is — Theophany, and whether it be one thing or another, they ... Read More »

NATIVITY SERMON OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

I behold a new and wondrous mystery! My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing! The Archangels blend their voices in harmony! The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise! The Seraphim exalt His glory! All join to praise this holy feast, beholding the Godhead here on earth, and ... Read More »