Archbishop of Constantinople and influential early Church Father John Chrysostom was known for his eloquent preaching. His homilies were not written, but spoken to the people, often transcribed by listeners for wider distribution. Direct and personal in style, his teaching often targeted Christian involvement in the materialism and paganism surrounding the early church.
This collection contains hundreds of homilies from “the golden mouth.” Rich with practical examples and analogies, his homilies display his aptitude for reaching laypeople as well as developing complex theological substance that helped to formulate early Christian thought. Compiling 15 volumes that contain hundreds of homilies and discourses, this collection showcases Chrysostom’s lasting legacy, making it accessible and edifying for Christians today.
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John Chrysostom (c. 347–407) was the archbishop of Constantinople and an influential Early Church Father. He was known for his oratorical skills and was given the epithet Chrysostom, or “golden-mouthed,” after his death. His homilies consistently emphasize care for the poor. He is one of the Three Holy Hierarchs, along with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. Both the Orthodox and Catholic churches recognize him as a saint and a doctor of the Church.