Category Archives: Homilies

St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on 2 Corinthians 4:8-5:10

The following post consists of St John Chrysostom’s 9th and 10th homilies on 2 Corinthians. HOMILY IX 2 Cor. 4:8-18 We are pressed on every side, yet not straitened; perplexed, yet not unto despair; pursued, yet not forsaken. He still dwells … Continue reading

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St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 17:11b-19

This post includes commentary on all of verse 19 11 Holy Father, keep them in Thy Name which Thou hast given Me, that they may be one, even as We are. He still preserves the blending of two things into … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Homiletic Commentary on 1 John 4:11-16

“If we love one another, God abideth1 in us, and His love will be perfected in us. In this know we that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He hath given us of His Spirit. And we … Continue reading

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St Cyril of Alexandria’s Homiletic Commentary on John 15:9-17

9, 10 Even as the Father hath loved Me, I also have loved you: abide ye in My love. If ye keep My commandments, ye abide in My love; even as I have kept My Father s commandments and abide … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on John 15:9-17

John 15:9. “As the Father hath loved Me, so have I loved you.”Here at length He speaketh in a more human manner, for this, as spoken to men, has its peculiar force. Since what a measure of love did He … Continue reading

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St Augustine’s Exegetical Homily on 1 Jn 4:7-10

“Now are ye of God, little children, and have overcome him: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in this world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world … Continue reading

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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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