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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 John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Hebrews 9:11-15

He 9:11. “But Christ being come an High Priest of good things that are come  by a greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands.” Here he means the flesh. And well did he say, “greater and more perfect,” … 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 John Chrysostom’ Homiletic Commentary on John 15:1-8

This post includes some brief comments on the end of chapter 14. John 14:31-15:1-“Arise, let us go hence. I am the true Vine, (ye are the branches,1 ) and My Father is the Husbandman.” `Ignorance’ makes the soul timid and … 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 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 John Chrysostom’s Homiletic Commentary on Philippians 2:1-4

“If there is therefore any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions, fulfil ye my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, … Continue reading

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