Homily 2 On The Ascension of the Lord

by St. John Chrysostom St. John was the Archbishop of Constantinople during the fourth century. He was fearless when denouncing sin in high places, and was a prolific writer, and bold preacher, unafraid to hit the topical issues of the day squarely between the eyes with all the subtlety of a ball peen hammer. His […]

Homily 1 On The Ascension Of The Lord

by St. John Chrysostom Acts I. 1, 2.-“The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, concerning all things which Jesus began both to do and to teach, until the day on which, having given charge to the Apostles, whom He had chosen, by the Holy Spirit, He was taken up.” To many persons this Book […]

Homily 58 by St. John Chrysostom

More from St. John Chrysostom on the healing of the man born blind. “They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a Prophet. The Jews then did not believe.” [1.] We must go over the Scriptures not in a chance way […]

Homily 57 by St. John Chrysostom

Another sermon from the Golden-throated hierarch, in anticipation of this Sunday’s Gospel lesson. “When Jesus had thus spoken, He spat on the ground, and made clay of the spittle, and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay, and said, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam.” [1.] Those who intend to […]

Homily 32 by St. John Chrysostom

Is it not strange that those who sit by the market can tell the names, and families, and cities of charioteers, and dancers, and the kinds of power possessed by each, and can give exact account of the good or bad qualities of the very horses, but that those who come hither should know nothing of what is done here, but should be ignorant of the number even of the sacred Books?

Homily 31 by St. John Chrysostom

“Is it then enough,” saith one, “to believe on the Son, that one may have eternal life?” By no means. And hear Christ Himself declaring this, and saying, “Not every one that saith unto Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven” ( Matt. vii. 21 ); and the blasphemy against the Spirit is enough of itself to cast a man into hell. But why speak I of a portion of doctrine? Though a man believe rightly on the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, yet if he lead not a right life, his faith will avail nothing towards his salvation.