Category Archives: Homilies

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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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Romans 12:1-5

The following was excerpted from st John Chrysostom’s exegetical (i.e., explanatory) homilies 20 and 21 on Romans. Rom 12:1  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto … Continue reading

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St Thomas Aquinas’ Homily Notes on Romans 12:2

What follows is not actually a homily, rather, it is a series of homiletic notes which can provide points for meditation, reflection, and further study. The Sermon was originally preached on the First Sunday after Epiphany. Twenty-one of Aquinas’ outstanding … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Matthew 14:22-36

“And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up into the mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, He was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with … Continue reading

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