How Did St. John Chrysostom Understand the “Wrath of God” and “Divine Punishment”?

By John Sanidopoulos St. John Chrysostom probably more than any other Father of the Church speaks about the “wrath of God” and “divine punishment”. Most who read these passages often do so through the lenses of western medieval or reformation theology, even many Orthodox Christians, who are unable to read the depths of the spirit […]

Two Criminals

by St. Augustine of Hippo Two criminals were crucified with Christ. One was saved – do not despair. One was not – do not presume.     Share the post “Two Criminals” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterestTwitterEmailBookmarkPrint

Don’t Despair of Salvation

by St. Symeon the New Theologian If you ignore these things, my beloved one, don’t put yourself in despair, saying: “I have not seen these things, nor can I ever know them; I will never have the power to reach and rise up to the height of this knowledge, contemplation and cleanness.” Don’t you say, […]