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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This volume contains John Chrysostom’s first 25 homilies on the gospel of Matthew.
This volume contains 33 of John Chrysostom’s homilies on the gospel of Matthew.
An ascetic by nature, John Chrysostom often made enemies among the wealthy and elite—both Christian and pagan—for his anti-materialism and his refusal to participate in or perpetuate lavish traditions. Delivered at Antioch, these Homilies on the Gospel of St. Matthew focus on alms-giving, care of the poor, and resistance to conspicuous consumption.
This volume contains John Chrysostom’s first 41 homilies on the gospel of John.
This volume contains 47 of John Chrysostom’s homilies on the gospel of John.
This volume of Chrysostom’s Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles contains 28 homilies which delve into the religious and moral subjects addressed in Acts, as well as a clear and contextual exposition on the discourses of Saints Peter, Stephen, James, and Paul which are recorded in the Acts. These homilies paint a portrait not only of the Apostles, but of John Chrysostom himself.
These 27 homilies were delivered in AD 400, a period of strife in Constantinople, and they continue his expositions on the Acts. This second volume completes The Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles, which has been called one of the stand-alone writings of the first ten centuries of Christendom.
This volume contains John Chrysostom’s 32 homilies on Paul’s letter to the Romans.
This volume contains John Chrysostom’s 44 homilies on Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.
This volume covers John Chrysostom’s homilies on Corinthians, delivered to the church in Antioch.
Written in Antioch circa AD 395, John Chrysostom’s Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians differs from his other expositions in that he goes through Galatians by chapter and verse with commentary, rather than by moral or practical application. His Homilies on the Epistle to the Ephesians were written earlier, before AD 392 and follow his more classic pattern.
This volume contains John Chrysostom’s 43 homilies on Paul’s letters to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians.
This volume contains John Chrysostom’s 37 homilies on Paul’s letters to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon.
In these homilies, John Chrysostom’s love for his flock and longing for them to receive God’s love are evident. He tenderly and fervently exhorts them to greater virtue, whether it be penitence, alms-giving, mindfulness of sin, or thankfulness.
This volume contains John Chrysostom’s 21 homilies to the people of Antioch.
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.