Category Archives: Homilies

St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 1:6-8, 19-28

6, 7 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light. Having before Explained about God the Word, and most accurately gone through the things whereby … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s 3rd Homily on Romans (Rom 1:18-25)

Homily III. Rom. 1:18. “For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold down the truth in unrighteousness.” Observe the discretion of Paul, how after encouraging by the gentler things, he … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s 2nd Homily on Romans (Rom 1:8-17)

Homily II. Rom. 1:8. “First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world.” An exordium worthy of this blessed spirit, and able to teach all men to offer … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Matthew 23:1-12

“Then spake Jesus to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying, The Scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: all therefore whatsoever they bid you do, that do;1 but do not after their works.” Then. When? When He had … Continue reading

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St Cyril of Jerusalem on Matthew 22:1-14 (From his Proto-Catechesis)

Having warned his listeners not to approach the their baptismal instructions-and, by implication, their baptism- out of mere curiousity (section 2), the Saint now tells the story of  a guest who shows  up to a wedding feast in unseemly dress … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Sermon on Matthew 22:1-14

 On the words of the gospel, Mt 22:2  etc., About the marriage of the king’s son; against the donatists, on charity. Delivered at Carthage in the Restituta. 1). All the faithful know the marriage of the king’s son, and his … Continue reading

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Pope St Gregory the Great’s Homily on Matthew 22:1-14

1.  I remember having often said that in the holy Gospel the Church of God, as she is now, is called the kingdom of heaven, for the kingdom of heaven is indeed the assembly of the just. The Lord said … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom Homily #2 on Phil 2:6-11

This is the second of two exegetical homilies the Saint preached on these verses.  The first was posted earlier and, as noted there, is much more difficult than the current one. Have this mind in you, which was also in … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homily #1 On Philippians 2:6-11

St John Chrysostom preached at least two homilies on the Philippians Hymn.  The first, posted here, is very lengthy (over 6,000 words) and focuses on its doctrinal teaching concerning the Person of Christ in opposition to a number of heresies.  … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Sermon on Matthew 20:1-16

Delivered on the Lord’s day, on that which is written in the gospel, Mt 20:1  “The kingdom of Heaven is like unto a man that was a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his … Continue reading

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