Category Archives: St. John Chrysostom

AD 347–407

The Power of God

For the greatest things of all no language can explain … Continue reading

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The Fallen Angel

The devil cannot fight openly, but just as a snake hides in thorns, so he mostly lurks in the delusions of wealth. If you cut out the thorns, he will soon be scared and take to flight… Continue reading

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Friendship (part 3)

He who loves does not wish to command, nor to rule, but is rather obliged when he is ruled and commanded. He wishes rather to bestow a favor than to receive one, for he loves, and is so affected, as not having satisfied … Continue reading

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Friendship (part 2)

for it would be better for us were the sun to be extinguished, than that we should be deprived of friends… I speak of spiritual friends, who prefer nothing to friendship. Continue reading

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Friendship (part 1)

For him he prays for the same things as for himself …so dear a thing is a
good friend, that times and places are loved on his account. Continue reading

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Why the scriptures were given?

but I desire that from those books you convey the letters and sense into your understanding, that so it may be purified when it receiveth the meaning of the writing. Continue reading

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Eager Concerning Doctrines

For which of you when in his house takes some Christian book in hand and goes over its contents, and searches the Scriptures? Continue reading

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The Word of the Cross

He descended not from the Cross, not because He could not, but because He would not. For Him Whom the tyranny of death restrained not, how could the nails of the Cross restrain? Continue reading

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Whenever they reproach you

Wherein the very things which all others flee from, these He declares to be desirable Continue reading

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The Persecuted for Righteousness

“The man who has truly received the faith…looks not to the things he has left behind, but to those that come hereafter. Continue reading

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