Category Archives: Chrysostom – The “Golden-Mouthed”

Nothing equal to modesty…

Chrysostom, the ‘Golden Mouthed,’ on Matthew 23:11&12… But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. “For nothing is equal to the practice … Continue reading

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Both loud and high…

But let us with a clear voice, shouting both loud and high, cry out and say (and should all the heathen be present, so much the more confidently), that the cross is our glory, and the sum of all our … Continue reading

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The devil’s bed…

…it is truly the devil’s bed to wallow in insults and reviling. John Chrysostom, “The Golden-Mouthed,” Homilies on Matthew, LI

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Even in the church…

Let us learn then what are the things that defile the man; let us learn, and let us flee them. For even in the church we see such a custom prevailing amongst the generality, and men giving diligence to come … Continue reading

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He that feeds the world…

John Chrysostom on Matthew 14:15-17 When it was evening, His disciples came to Him, saying, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is already late. Send the multitudes away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves … Continue reading

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Judging ourselves…

…when we are judging others, we search out all things with strictness, but when we are sitting in judgment on ourselves, we are blinded. John Chrysostom Homily on Matthew 11:1

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If we become wolves, we are worsted…

“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.” Matthew 10:16 Let us then be ashamed, who do the contrary, who set like wolves upon our enemies. For … Continue reading

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