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John Chrysostom (349 - 407)

Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker John Chrysostom in text and pdf format Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. The epithet Χρυσόστομος (Chrysostomos, anglicized as Chrysostom) means "golden-mouthed" in Greek and given for his celebrated eloquence.

The Eastern Orthodox and Byzantine Catholic churches honor him as a saint and count him among the Three Holy Hierarchs, together with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. He is recognized by the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church as a saint and as a Doctor of the Church. Churches of the Western tradition, including the Roman Catholic Church, some Anglican provinces, and some Lutheran churches, commemorate him on 13 September. Some other Lutheran churches and Anglican provinces commemorate him on the traditional Eastern feast day of 27 January. Chrysostom's extant homiletical works are vast, including many hundreds of exegetical homilies on both the New Testament (especially the works of Saint Paul) and the Old Testament (particularly on Genesis). Among his extant exegetical works are sixty-seven homilies on Genesis, fifty-nine on the Psalms, ninety on the Gospel of Matthew, eighty-eight on the Gospel of John, and fifty-five on the Acts of the Apostles.

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2 Corinthians 8:16
      But thanks be to God, Which put the same earnest care for you into the heart of Titus. Again he praises Titus. For since he had discoursed of almsgiving, he afterwards discourses also of those who are to receive the money from them and carry it away. F ... read more

2 Corinthians 8:7
      Therefore that ye abound in every thing; in faith and utterance, and knowledge, and in all earnestness. See again his exhortation accompanied with commendations, greater commendations. And he said not, 'that you give,' but that you abound; in faith, na ... read more

2 Corinthians 9:1-2
      For as touching the ministering to the saints, it is superfluous for me to write to you. Though he had said so much about it, he says here, It is superfluous for me to write to you. And his wisdom is shown not only in this, that though he had said so m ... read more

2 Corinthians 9:10
      Now He that supplied seed to the sower, both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the fruits of your righteousness. Herein one may particularly admire the wisdom of Paul, that after having exhorted from spiritual ... read more

2 Timothy 1:1, 2
      Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Jesus Christ, to Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. What is the reason of his writing ... read more

2 Timothy 1:13-18
      Hold fast the form of sound words, which you have heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. That good thing which was committed unto you keep by the Holy Ghost Which dwells in us. This you know, that all they which are in Asia be turned awa ... read more

2 Timothy 1:8-10
      Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the Gospel according to the power of God; Who has saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but ... read more

2 Timothy 2:1-7
      Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good ... read more

2 Timothy 2:11-14
      It is a faithful saying: for if we be dead with Him, we shall also live with Him: if we suffer, we shall also reign with Him: if we deny Him, He also will deny us: if we believe not, yet He abides faithful: He cannot deny Himself. Of these things put them ... read more

2 Timothy 2:20, 21
      But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honor, and some to dishonor. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honor, sanctified, and meet for the maste ... read more

2 Timothy 3:1-4
      This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, in ... read more

2 Timothy 3:1-7
      This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, in ... read more

2 Timothy 3:16, 17
      All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. [R.V.: Every Scripture inspired of G ... read more

2 Timothy 4:9-13
      Do your diligence to come shortly unto me: For Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with you: for he is profitab ... read more

Colossians 1:1, 2
      Paul, an Apostle of Christ Jesus through the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colossæ: Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father. Holy indeed are all the Epistles of Paul: but some adv ... read more

Colossians 1:15-18
      Who is the Image of the invisible God, the Firstborn of all creation: for in Him were all things created, in the heavens, and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers: all things have be ... read more

Colossians 1:21, 22
      And you, being in time past, enemies and alienated in your mind, in your evil works, yet now has He reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy and without blemish and unreprovable before Him. Here he goes to show that He rec ... read more

Colossians 1:26-28
      Even the mystery which has been hid from all ages and generations: but now has it been manifested to His saints, to whom God was pleased to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of ... read more

Colossians 1:9, 10
      For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray and make request for you, that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding; to walk worthily of the Lord unto all pleasing, bearing frui ... read more

Colossians 2:16-19
      Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a feast day, or a new moon, or a sabbath day: which are a shadow of the things to come; but the body is Christ's. Let no man rob you of your prize by a voluntary humility and worshiping ... read more

Colossians 2:6, 7
      As therefore ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in your faith, even as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. Again, he takes hold on them beforehand with their own testimony, saying, As ... read more

Colossians 3:16, 17
      Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to God. And whatsoever you do in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Je ... read more

Colossians 3:18-25
       Wives, be in subjection to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. Children, obey your parents in all things, for this is well-pleasing in the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children, that the ... read more

Colossians 3:5-7
      Mortify your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry; for which things' sake, comes the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience; in the which you also walked aforetime, when ... read more

Colossians 4:12, 13
      Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, salutes you, always striving for you in his prayers, that you may stand perfect and fully assured in all the will of God. For I bear him witness, that he has much zeal for you, and for them in Laodic ... read more

Colossians 4:5, 6
      Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that you may know how you ought to answer each one. What Christ said to His disciples, that does Paul also now advise. And what d ... read more

Concerning Lowliness of Mind
      There is an allusion at the beginning of this Homily to some remarks recently made on the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican. These occur in Chrysostom's fifth Homily against the Anomæans, one of a set of Homilies which, from internal evidence, may ... read more

Correspondence with Pope Innocent I
      From John to Innocent To my lord, the most reverend and divinely beloved bishop Innocent, John sends greeting in the Lord 1. I suppose that even before receiving our letter your Piety has heard of the iniquity which has been perpetrated here. For th ... read more

Hebrews 10:19-25
      Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He has consecrated for us, through the Veil, that is to say, His flesh, and having an High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near w ... read more

Hebrews 10:26-31
      For if we sin willfully, after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins, but a certain fearful looking for of judgment, and fiery indignation which shall devour the adversaries. 1. Trees which have been plan ... read more

Hebrews 10:32-11:2
      But call to remembrance the former days, in which after you were illuminated, you endured a great fight of afflictions; partly, while you were made a gazing stock both by reproaches and afflictions, and partly while ye became companions of them that were ... read more

Hebrews 10:8-18
      Above when He said, Sacrifice and offering, and burnt-offerings, and [offering] for sin, You would not, neither had pleasure [therein], which are offered by the Law, then said He, Lo! I come to do Your will, O God. He takes away the first, that He may est ... read more

Hebrews 11:13-16
       These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For they that say such things, declare plainly that they seek a country. And tr ... read more

Hebrews 11:17-19
      By faith [Abraham], when he was tried, offered up Isaac; and he that had received the promises offered up his only-begotten son, of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall your seed be called: accounting that God was able to raise him up even from the dead; ... read more

Hebrews 11:20-27
      By faith, Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. By faith, Jacob when he was a dying blessed both the sons of Joseph, and worshipped leaning on the top of his staff. By faith, Joseph when he died made mention of the departing of the child ... read more

Hebrews 11:28-36
      Through faith, he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the first-born should touch them. By faith they passed through the Red Sea, as by dry land; which the Egyptians assaying to do, were drowned. By faith, the walls of Je ... read more

Hebrews 11:3-6
       Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God; so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he w ... read more

Hebrews 11:37-12:3
       They wandered about in sheep-skins, and goat-skins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented (of whom this world was not worthy); wandering in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens, and caves of the earth. 1. At all times indeed, but especially then whe ... read more

Hebrews 11:7-12
      By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by Faith. 1. By faith (he says) Noah being wa ... read more

Hebrews 12:11-15
      No chastening for the present seems to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees: and make strai ... read more

Hebrews 12:14-17
      Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no one shall see the Lord. 1. There are many things characteristic of Christianity: but more than all, and better than all, Love towards one another, and Peace. Therefore Christ also says, My peace ... read more

Hebrews 12:18-29
      For you are not come unto a fire that might be touched and that burned, and unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, and the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words, which voice they that heard entreated that the word should not be spoken to them any ... read more

Hebrews 12:28-13:16
      Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace [or gratitude,] whereby we serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire. 1. In another place he says the same, for the things which are see ... read more

Hebrews 12:4-10
      You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked of Him. For whom the Lord loves, ... read more

Hebrews 13:17-25
      Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves. For they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief, for this is unprofitable for you. 1. Anarchy is an evil, and the occasion of ... read more

Hebrews 1:1-4
      God who at sundry times and in various manners spoke in time past unto the fathers by the Prophets, has at the end of the days spoken unto us by His Son whom He has appointed heir of all things, by whom also He made the worlds. 1. Truly, where sin abou ... read more

Hebrews 1:3-5
      Who being the brightness of His Glory and the express Image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins. 1. Everywhere indeed a reverential mind is requisite, but especially when we say or he ... read more

Hebrews 1:6-2:4
      And again when He brings in the First-Begotten into the world, He says, And let all the angels of God worship Him. And of the Angels He says, Who makes His angels spirits, and His ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son He says, Your throne, O God, is ... read more

Hebrews 2:16-3:6
      For verily He takes not hold of Angels, but of the seed of Abraham He takes hold. Wherefore in all things it behooved Him to be made like His brethren. 1. Paul wishing to show the great kindness of God towards man, and the Love which He had for the hum ... read more

Hebrews 2:5-15
      For unto Angels He has not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that Thou visitest him? You made him a little lower than the Angels. ... read more

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