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John Chrysostom

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Blood and Water From His Side – Chrysostom

he blood and water that flowed from Christ's side on the cross were symbols of the eucharist and baptism, prefigured by the blood of the Passover Lamb, says one of the greatest preachers of the early Church....

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Prayer as Conversation with God – John Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom here speaks of the gift of prayer as continual conversation with God that proceeds from longing for God that lifts the soul into the heavens where it embraces God and brings great joy and light to the soul....

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If We Are sheep, We Overcome – John Chrysostom

[dropcaps type='normal' font_size='100' color='' background_color='' border_color='']A[/dropcaps]s long as we are sheep, we overcome and, though surrounded by countless wolves, we emerge victorious; but if we turn into wolves, we are overcome, for we love the shepherd’s help. He, after all, feeds the sheep not wolves,...