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St. John Chrysostom


Byzantine Portrait of Saint John Chrysostom at the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople

Saint John Chrysostom at the Hagia Sophia

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Who Was John Chrysostom?:

St. John Chrysostom was a "golden-voiced" orator and one of the 8 great Doctors of the Church (Ambrose, Jerome, Augustine, Gregory the Great, Athanasius, John Chrysostom, Basil the Great, and Gregory of Nazianzus).

Occupation: Christian


St. John Chrysostom was born c. 347 and died 14 September 407.


St. John Chrysostom was ordained Bishop of Constantinople on 26 February 398.

Controveries / Heresies:

John Chrysostom (golden-mouthed) fell into conflict with the empress Eudoxia at Constantinople and wound up in exile, twice.


Pelagius quotes Chrysostom and St. Augustine cites him.


John Chrysostom was a prolific writer. His work is divided into three categories: opuscula, homilies, and letters.

Saint's Day:

27 January


"As a moth gnaws a garment, so doth envy consume a man."

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