John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, 407

Just a taste of the information on Chrysostom over at For All the Saints:

John, whose epithet “Chrysostom” means “golden-mouthed”, was one of the greatest preachers in the history of the Church. People flocked to hear him, and they often dismayed him by applauding his sermons. His eloquence was accompanied by an acute sensitivity to the needs of his people. He saw preaching as an integral part of pastoral care, and as a medium of teaching.

The Collect
O God, you gave your servant John Chrysostom grace eloquently to proclaim your righteousness in the great congregation, and fearlessly to bear reproach for the honor of your Name: Mercifully grant to all bishops and pastors such excellence in preaching, and faithfulness in ministering your Word, that your people may be partakers with them of the glory that shall be revealed; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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2 responses to “John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople, 407

  1. Encouraging to see an Anglican blog on Chrysostom.
    Greetings from St Chrysostom’s, Manchester UK.

  2. tasersedge

    Thanks for the comment and connection! I’m exploring your blog right now.

    Nick Jordan
    (the deacon who handles this blog)

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