Important Early Church Father; Christian saint
Christ calls us all to become like the Good Samaritan, binding up the wounds of our neighbors and refusing to narrow down the list of those whom we must learn to love as ourselves. Like St. John Chrysostom, let us refuse to think that we can rightly worship the Lord by confining our piety only to what we do in liturgical services. Instead, we must make every dimension of our life a point of entrance to the Kingdom of our great High Priest.
The Fathers saw a profound connection between Eucharistic communion and social concerns — between liturgy and charity. It's evident in the works of the great saints of antiquity, from Ignatius of Antioch and Justin Martyr to Tertullian and John Chrysostom. It's spelled out even in the ancient liturgical books. LINKS Tertullian, Apology XXXIX https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=1662 Justin Martyr, First Apology LXVII https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=1610 Mike Aquilina's website https://fathersofthechurch.com Mike Aquilina's books https://catholicbooksdirect.com/writer/mike-aquilina/ Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of Corpus Christi Watershed http://www.ccwatershed.org Donate today! https://www.catholicculture.org/users/donate/audio
Meticulous Matthew, the first evangelist has been called. What do we actually know about Matthew from early Church tradition? The first gospel is not written by someone we might expect, someone prominent among the disciples, such as St. Peter. Instead, the first gospel was written by a former tax collector. And yet, he gave us a gospel that is magnificent in its spiritual insight and astonishing in its complexity. It is quite impossible to imagine the Church without the Gospel of Matthew, the gospel that supplies a critical bridge between Judaism and the Church, and explains the relationship between the Old and the New. This week we will continue in our brand new study and also hear the inspiring words of St. John Chrysostom on the importance of reading the Scriptures.
This hymn was recorded October 22, 2022, during the 3-day symposium at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Church in Blountville, Tennessee. The choir was comprised of Orthodox singers from Tennessee, Virginia, North and South Carolina, Missouri, Alabama, and a few even beyond those Southern climes. Choir director: Peter Fekula. The Cherubic Hymn is the primary cherubikon (Gr: χερουβικόν), or song of the angels, sung during every Divine Liturgy of the year with the exception of the liturgies of the Presanctified Gifts and those of Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday. It occurs after the Gospel reading and is interrupted by the Great Entrance. The Cherubic Hymn was added to the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom by order of the Emperor Justinian near the end of the sixth century. The words of the Cherubic Hymn are as follows:"We, who mystically represent the Cherubim,And chant the thrice-holy hymn to the Life-giving Trinity,Let us set aside the cares of lifeThat we may receive the King of all,Who comes invisibly escorted by the Divine Hosts." Though the actual text is short, the hymn lasts for quite a while due to its drawn-out, ethereal style. It is our best imitation of and supplement to the singing of the Heavenly Hosts. In either 573 or 574, Justinian I had the Cherubic Hymn added to the standard liturgy. The previous cherubikon used was that of the Liturgy of St. James, which had then been borrowed into the Liturgy of St. Basil. This hymn, beginning with the phrase "Let all mortal flesh keep silent" is currently only used on Holy Saturday. (The cherubikon used on Holy Thursday begins, "Of thy mystical supper..."). During the period of the fourth to sixth centuries, the shape of the Eastern Divine Liturgy reached its final form under the guidance of liturgists such as St. John Chrysostom. In this same period the major formative changes occurred, most of which resulted in liturgical components that corresponded to the Church's developing theological understanding. Among them were the hymn "Only-Begotten Son" and the addition of the Nicean-Constantinopolitan Creed (countering heresies), and "The Trisagion Hymn" reflecting the Trinitarian theology being currently defined. In this period and on through the ninth century, hymns were composed and added to the Divine Liturgy, such as the Cherubic Hymn, sung while the priest recites the prayer that is now called "The Prayer of the Cherubic Hymn.” Source: OrthodoxWiki
INTRODUCTION The early church father John Chrysostom once said that the apostle Paul went through a “blizzard of troubles.” This passage, this text, is one of the places where we learn something of them. But, if truth be told, we are probably just learning a fraction of them. Paul's adversaries at Corinth were apparently arguing that Paul could not be from God—look at how much trouble he was in, all the time. The man was a controversy magnet, and this was upsetting to that breed of Christian that wants to stay well away from all controversy magnets. But Paul's reply that the troubles did not negate his ministry. Rather, his long endurance through those troubles confirmed his ministry. THE TEXT “Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed: But in all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses, In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left, By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true; As unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed; As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. O ye Corinthians, our mouth is open unto you, our heart is enlarged. Ye are not straitened in us, but ye are straitened in your own bowels. Now for a recompence in the same, (I speak as unto my children,) be ye also enlarged” (2 Cor. 6:3–18). SUMMARY OF THE TEXT Paul here works through a litany of his troubles. He is careful not to give offense in anything (v. 3). He is of course talking about unnecessary offense. In the original, there are 28 descriptive comments. As Kent Hughes points out in his commentary, the first 18 are prefaced with the word in, the following 3 by the word through, and the last 7 by the word as. Not only so, the first round tends to come in triplets. First we see general troubles—afflictions, necessities, and distresses (v. 4). The second triplet was made up of troubles from others—stripes, imprisonments, and riots (v. 5). Remember that Paul went through riotous tumults in Pisidian Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, Philippi, Thessalonica, Corinth, Ephesus, and Jerusalem (Acts 13:50; 14:5,19; 16:22; 18:12; 19:23; 21:27). That man knew his riots. Then there was the triplet of troubles he went through that might be called self-sacrificial—labors, watching, and fasting (v. 5). How could he endure all this? Paul then gives us a list of the inner graces that made it possible for him to maintain his steady equilibrium, despite all the commotion around him. In the middle of this list he mentions the Holy Spirit Himself by name. So Paul does what he does BY pureness, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, and by genuine love (v. 6). He does it BY the word of truth, the power of God, and the armor of righteousness on the right and on the left (v. 7). The word armor here would be better rendered as weapons—for the right hand and left. He does what he does BY honor and dishonor, BY evil report and good (v. 8a). For the last seven, Paul gives us a series of paradoxes, all of them ending on an upward note of triumph. AS deceivers, but actually true (v. 8). As unknown, but actually well known. AS dying, and yet look at us live. AS punished, but actually not killed (v. 9). AS sorrowful, but always rejoicing, and AS poor, while actually enriching many others, and AS possessing nothing while at the same time owning everything (v. 10). Paul then speaks straight to the Corinthians—our mouth is open, and our heart is enlarged (v. 11). They were not restricted in Paul and company, but rather were constricted in their own attitudes (v. 12). The kink in the hose was in them, not in Paul. Paul pleads with them as with his own children—be enlarged in heart, just as Paul is (v. 13). This is something we can imitate the apostle in. THE GRACE OF CONTROVERSY There are those who believe the ministry to be an indoor job with no heavy lifting. There was an old Southern joke that said that a hot sun and a slow mule had been responsible for many a call to the ministry. This has always been a lure. There were men in the first century who confounded gain with godliness (1 Tim. 6:5). And remember what Paul warned against just a few chapters before—“For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.” (2 Cor. 2:17, NKJV). And when there is constant trouble, it disrupts marketing. It discourages sales. It makes it hard to be friends with the world, and to monetize that friendship. That's why Demas had to leave Paul's company to take a new position (2 Tim. 4:10). BEDROCK JOY Notice that biblical joy is not a frothy bubble gum kind of joy. It is not happy happy joy joy. It is not superficial sentiment. Paul says “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” (v. 10). This shows us that when Paul tells us elsewhere that we are to rejoice all the time (Phil. 4:4), he is not urging into a masochistic glee. The soil in your life may grow some plants that have thorns, but down underneath it all must be the bedrock of joy. LARGENESS OF HEART Paul concludes this section by urging expansiveness of heart upon the Corinthians. He tells them that it was because of his largeness of heart that made tell them about all the troubles he had gone through. His mouth was open because his heart was enormous. He spoke because he loved. “I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.” (Psalm 119:32). When King Solomon pleased the Lord by asking for wisdom instead of other things, what did God do for him? “And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore” (1 Kings 4:29). Fussers don't have this largeness of heart. They fuss right and they fuss left. They fuss about their meals, they fuss about the traffic, they fuss about the sermons, they fuss about the lack of things to grumble about. Because this had happened at Corinth, the saints there had fallen prey to certain agitators who wanted to circulate complaints. So Paul opened his heart wide, and poured everything out. And it was at that moment that he told them the problem was in their own twisted, constricted hearts. Open up, Paul says. Imitate him as he imitates Christ. Join him and his company of great hearts. It sounds inspiring, but what is the cost? It means going and walking with Paul as he works through his blizzard of troubles.
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This week, Search the Scriptures LIVE! will be coming to you live from St. Tikhon's Orthodox School of Theology with a special guest, Dr. David Ford, professor of Church History at St. Tikhon's. Dr. Ford and Dr. Jeanne will be talking about the early Church, Dr. Ford's area of expertise, which is St. John Chrysostom, and other subject
An address from Dr. Robert Strivens entitled "Finding Theology in the Biblical Text: Hebrews 1:1-4 Through the Ages" delivered at the UK 2022 Convivium Irenicum, "In Service of Scripture: Rediscovering Reason and Tradition in Evangelical Theology." Dr. Strivens surveys commentaries on Hebrew from St. John Chrysostom to the 21st century, chronicling the decline of theological interpretation in evangelical exegesis since the 18th century.
Daily Devotionals with Religionless Christianity are a quick walk through the word. Each day we look at either a verse or two from scripture a meaningful commentary or other inspirational writing. Also, we include a daily Psalm, Proverb and a prayer. In today's show, September 27th 2022, we are looking at a sermon from John Chrysostom on John 3 “If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.” John 3:12-13 Daily devotionals Monday-Friday Religionless Christianity Podcast every Saturday If you enjoy the content, please leave us a review and join us on social media through the links below. Check out the website: www.religionlesschristianitypodcast.com Dwell Bible App- www.dwellapp.io/RCpodcast PLEASE COME JOIN US ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE MINISTRY: DISCORD- https://discord.gg/W5nACNcVUx FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/ReligionlessChristianityPodcast TWITTER- https://twitter.com/ReligionlessC PARLER- https://parler.com/user/ReligionlessChristianityPodcast SUPPORT THE MINISTRY: AMAZON AFFILIATE- https://amzn.to/3lV4cBP BUY ME A COFFEE- https://www.buymeacoffee.com/RCPodcast Listen to other Podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
Opening Song: The Steadfast Love of the Lord (https://open.spotify.com/track/4WqCcEr9Aqg3BmSHnALk6d?si=13a7d22e08014e40) by Edith McNeill, sung by Dave Hunt Lyrics: The steadfast love Of the Lord never ceases His mercies never come to an end They are new every morning New every morning Great is Thy faithfulness O Lord Great is Thy faithfulness The Lord is my portion Says my soul Therefore I will hope in Him The Lord is good To those who wait for Him To the soul that seeks Him It is good that we should wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord The Lord will not cast off forever But will have compassion For He does not willingly afflict Or grieve the sons of men So let us examine all our ways And return to the Lord Let us lift up our hearts and hands To God in heav'n Passage: 1 I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word.[a] 3 On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.[b] 4 All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O Lord, for they have heard the words of your mouth, 5 and they shall sing of the ways of the Lord, for great is the glory of the Lord. 6 For though the Lord is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar. 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. 8 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. Musical Reflection: Amazing Grace, Appalachian folk tune Reflection Notes: The beloved tune, formally known as NEW BRITAIN, originates from the folk music of Appalachia. The melody is simple and outlines triads, making it memorable; the ascending line creates a triumphant climax. Prayer: Almighty God, who has given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to thee and has promised that when two or three are gathered together in thy name thou will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy humble servants, as may be most expedient for them, granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come, life everlasting. Amen. -John Chrysostom
St. John Chrysostom was one of the greatest preachers ever, but dealt with a possessive mother. Has your family ever stood in the way of God's call in your life?
The St. Paul Center's daily scripture reflections from the Mass for the Memorial of St. John Chrysostom by Dr. Shane Owens. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Doctor Obligatory Memorial First Reading: First Corinthians 12: 12-14, 27-31a Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 100: 1b-2, 3, 4, 5 Alleluia: Luke 7: 16 Gospel: Luke 7: 11-17 Learn more about the Mass at www.stpaulcenter.com
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Happy feast of St. John Chrysostom! On today's show, Matt Swaim and Anna Mitchell welcome Dr. Matthew Bunson and Mike Aquilina to discuss the life and legacy of this great saint who is revered in both East and West. Other guests include Steve Ray on God and gods in the Bible, Kris McGregor on Our Lady of Sorrows, and Dr. Abigail Favale on feminism and Catholicism. Plus news, weather, sports and a whole lot more...
Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor: Invitatory Invitatory Antiphon: Come, let us worship Christ, chief shepherd of the flock. Presentation of the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office) from The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) (c) 1975, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. The texts of Biblical Readings are reproduced from the New American Bible © 1975 Background music: Handel - Concerto for Organ and Orchestra Op7 no1 mvt 1. by Advent Chamber Orchestra. is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor Hymn Antiphon: Lord, let my cry come to you; do not hide your face from me. Psalm 102 Antiphon: Be attentive, Lord, to the prayer of the helpless. Psalm 102 Antiphon: You, O Lord, established the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. Psalm 102 Verse: Listen, my people, to my teaching. Resp: Give ear to the words I speak. First reading: Ez 8:1-6,16-9:11 Responsory: but for the sake of the chosen the period of anguish shall be cut short. Second reading: From a homily by St. John Chrysostom, bishop Responsory: I endure all of this for the sake of the chosen. Presentation of the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office) from The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) (c) 1975, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. The texts of Biblical Readings are reproduced from the New American Bible © 1975 Background music: Handel - Concerto for Organ and Orchestra Op7 no1 mvt 1., Handel - Concerto for Organ and Orchestra Op7 no1 mvt 2., and Handel - Concerto for Organ and Orchestra Op7 no1 mvt 3. by Advent Chamber Orchestra. are licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0
Vespers, Evening Prayer for the 24th Tuesday in Ordinary Time, September 13th, 2022. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Memorial of St. John Chrysostom. We pray especially today for the repose of Andrew Hailo. Please pray also for his family during this difficult time. To support Sing the Hours, please visit www.patreon.com/singthehours. Deus in Adjutorium – "O God come to my assistance" Hymn: "Laude te Cives," Don Anselmo Lentini, Liber Hymnarius (pg. 430) Psalm 137v1-6 (Gregorian tone 1) Psalm 138 (Gregorian tone 5) Canticle: Revelation 4v11; 5v9, 10, 12 (Gregorian tone 8) Reading: Colossians 3v16 Magnificat (Luke 1v46-55) (Gregorian tone 8) Intercessions: Hear us, O Lord, and we shall praise you for ever. (Meinrad tone) The Lord's Prayer (Latin) Concluding Prayers Solemn Blessing and Dismissal by Father Nate The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.
The St. Paul Center's daily scripture reflections from the Mass for the Memorial of St. John Chrysostom by Dr. Shane Owens. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Doctor Obligatory Memorial First Reading: First Corinthians 12: 12-14, 27-31a Responsorial Psalm: Psalms 100: 1b-2, 3, 4, 5 Alleluia: Luke 7: 16 Gospel: Luke 7: 11-17 Learn more about the Mass at www.stpaulcenter.com
Morning Prayer for Tuesday, September 13, 2022 (Proper 19; John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople and Teacher of the Faith, 407). Psalm and Scripture readings (2-year lectionary; 60-day Psalter): Psalms 32, 36 Habakkuk 1 Matthew 11 Click here to access the text for Morning Prayer at DailyOffice2019.com. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/dailyofficepodcast/support
Tuesday of the 24th Week in Ordinary Time Memorial of St. John Chrysostom, 344-407; born in Antioch; lived as an anchorite but poor health forced him to return to Antioch; he was ordained and eventually elevated to the see of Constantinople; his enemies had him exiled, and later to further exile in Pythius; he died on his way to Pythius Office of Readings and Morning Prayer for 9/13/22 Gospel: Luke 7:11-17
Dr. David Ford, Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Theological Seminary, author and editor of multiple books, has a special love for St. John Chrysostom. He tells the story of how he became an Orthodox Christian, his life as a professor at St. Tikhon's Seminary, his emphasis on writing about marriage and married saints, and his new volume of the works of the golden-mouthed preacher from Antioch.
The Liturgy of the Hours, Lauds, Morning Prayer for 24th Tuesday in Ordinary Time, September 13th, 2022. Memorial of St. John Chrysostom. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email email@example.com. Thanks for praying with us, for inquiries, requests, feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out our website at singthehours.org! I need your support. If you enjoy sing the hours and join us regularly in prayer, please consider becoming a patron at patreon.com/singthehours Domine Labia Me Aperies– "O Lord Open My Lips" Ant. Come, let us worship the Lord, our mighty God. Hymn: "Laude te Cives," Don Anselmo Lentini, Liber Hymnarius (pg. 430), translation by John Rose for use by Sing the Hours ©2021. Psalm 101 (Gregorian tone 7, minor) Canticle: Daniel 3v26, 27, 29, 34-41 (Gregorian tone 3) Psalm 144v1-10 (Gregorian tone 6) Reading: Isaiah 55v1 Responsory: Lord, listen to my cry; all my trust is in your promise. (StH arrangement) Benedictus – The Canticle of Zechariah, Luke 1v68-79 (Latin, Gregorian tone 8) Intercessions: Hear us, O Lord, for the glory of your name. The Lord’s Prayer Concluding Prayers Ave Maria (Gregorian) The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes), ©1974, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Readings and Old and New Testament Canticles (except the Gospel Canticles) are from the New American Bible © 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Washington, D.C.
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What happens to our souls when we learn to give in accord with the words of our Lord? The answer is the central focus Money & Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way, the much anticipated book by Dr. Andrew Geleris that is now available. Hank had a discussion with Dr. Geleris late last year that he would like to re-release in honor of the release of this book of which Hank could not give a higher recommendation. Do you give with a joyful heart? According to Dr. Geleris, “An utterly breathtaking divergence has developed between the joy of giving that God intends his people to experience and the way many Christians view giving as an unpleasant but necessary obligation of church membership.” Simply put, for many of us money has an unhealthy hold on our hearts. This conversation will challenge you to make a change in your life and view your finances from an eternal perspective. The Lord spoke more frequently and forcefully about almsgiving than he did about prayer, yet most Church leaders are reluctant to discuss money simply because it is often uncomfortable. “Dr. Geleris is passionate about challenging the Church to develop disciples with a biblical “theology of money” that promotes a Godly view on giving with all your heart that will leave Christians “refreshed—indeed, delighted—by recognizing the unfathomably great blessing God hopes to pour out on us through generosity.” “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love him” (1 Corinthians 2.9). For more information on receiving Money & Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way and or On Wealth and Poverty by St. John Chrysostom with a Foreword by Hank Hanegraaff for your partnering gift please click here. https://www.equip.org/product/cri-resource-money-and-salvation-an-invitation-to-the-good-way-and-on-wealth-and-poverty-by-st-john-chrysostom-foreword-by-hank-hanegraaff/Topics discussed include: Hank Hanegraaff discusses why he is so excited that the book Money & Salvation: An Invitation to the Good Way is now available (0:00) relationship between money and salvation (7:40); how generous giving transforms our souls (11:00); The Parable of the Farmer (15:30); the relationship between repentance and finances (18:50); what almsgiving actually means and why it is so important (24:30); should we tithe? (27:10); the dangers of the prosperity gospel and the commodification of Christ (31:10); what can we learn from Mary washing the feet of Jesus? (37:25); what are whole burnt offerings and what is the equivalent today? (39:05); the “ovarian lottery” and God's providence (45:00); how the parable of the soils inspired Alan Barnhart to create a financial finish line (47:25); what we can learn from St. Basil the Great about giving (55:45); what is sacrificial giving? (56:10); misconceptions about what tithing is for (1:00:35); how should we tithe? (1:03:25); we don't truly own anything, in the grave “kings and beggars dwell together” (1:06:10); is there a problem with receiving public recognition for giving? (1:07:20); the spiritual growth we experience through giving (1:12:05); should we tithe on our gross or net income? (1:14:10); scriptural examples of giving (1:15:10); should we give to panhandlers? (1:17:10); are Christians fundraising the right way? (1:18:50); God's financial priority is the care of the poor (1:121:55); the powerful lesson of the widow who gave all she had [Mark 12:41-44] (1:23:40); the rewards for almsgiving according to scripture (1:26:30); giving is more beneficial spiritually than financially (1:28:40). Listen to Hank's podcast and follow Hank off the grid where he is joined by some of the brightest minds discussing topics you care about. Get equipped to be a cultural change agent.Archived episodes are on our Website and available at the additional channels listed below.You can help spread the word about Hank Unplugged by giving us a rating and review from the other channels we are listed on.
When St. John Chrysostom describes the continuing ministry of Christ through the Apostles as seen in Acts chapter 5, he says that "Earth was becoming like heaven". The same ministries Jesus did while on earth continued through Christ's Holy Church and they continue today. In 1 Corinthians 12, St. Paul describes the continuing ministry of Christ through the Church as He discusses the spiritual gifts that are ordered and distributed by the Holy Spirit for the benefit of all. Christ's desire has always been to continue, through every living stone in His Church, His ministry of bringing the souls of mankind to Himself so that He can grant them salvation and the experience of every benefit of His Kingdom.
Feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle Hymn Antiphon: Their voice has gone out to the limits of the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19A Antiphon: They proclaimed what God has done for us; they grasped the meaning of his deeds. Psalm 64 Antiphon: God's holiness was revealed by them; all nations saw God's glory. Psalm 97 Verse: They proclaimed the Lord's praises, told of his power to save. Resp: And of the wonders he had worked. First reading: 1 Cor 4:1-16 Responsory: Jn 15:15; Mt 13:11,16 Resp: For I have shared with you everything I have heard from my Father. Second reading: From a homily on the first letter to the Corinthians by St. John Chrysostom, bishop Responsory: 1 Cor 1:23-24; 2 Cor 4:8; Rom 8:37 Resp: Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. Te Deum Presentation of the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office) from The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) (c) 1975, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. The texts of Biblical Readings are reproduced from the New American Bible © 1975
A reading of St. John Chrysostom's fourth homily on the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans. This is St. John the Golden-mouthed “speaking the truth in love” (Eph 4:15) and echoing the divine Apostle who revealed to him the meaning of his letters (see icon of St. Paul speaking into St. John's ear). St. John addresses verses 26 and 27: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.” St. John preaches: “...having dishonored that which was natural, they ran after that which was contrary to nature. But that which is contrary to nature has in it an irksomeness and displeasingness, so that they could not fairly allege even pleasure. For genuine pleasure is that which is according to nature.” “Here in the place of the world he sets the pleasure according to nature, which they would have enjoyed with more sense of security and greater glad-heartedness, and so have been far removed from shameful deeds. But they would not; whence they are quite out of the pale of pardon, and have done an insult to nature itself.” “But if you say, and whence came this intensity of lust? It was from the desertion of God: and whence is the desertion of God? From the lawlessness of them that left Him; men with men working that which is unseemly. Do not, he means, because you have heard that they burned, suppose that the evil was only in desire. For the greater part of it came of their luxuriousness, which also kindled into flame their lust. And this is why he did not say being swept along or being overtaken, an expression he uses elsewhere; but what? Working. They made a business of the sin, and not only a business, but even one zealously followed up.” For more quotes from this reading in text, please check the description for the YouTube upload. Read the full text here: https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/210... The title of this video is a quote from St. John in this homily. This channel is dedicated to sharing the writings and lives of the Saints of the Orthodox Church. Glory to Jesus Christ! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/orthodox-wisdom/message
Opening Song: Canticle (https://open.spotify.com/track/5klS9nBsv9hXrX1Z7CmC9I?si=70cb72cb1fc84237) by Jon Guerra and Taya Gaukrodger Lyrics: Christ as a light Illumine and guide me Christ as a shield Overshadow me Christ under me Christ over me Christ beside me On my left and my right This day be within and without me Lowly and meek yet all powerful Be in the heart of each to whom I speak In the mouth of each who speaks unto me This day be within and without me Lowly and meek yet all powerful Lowly and meek yet all powerful Lowly and meek and all powerful Christ as a light Christ as a shield Christ when I'm standing Christ when I kneel Christ here beside me On my left and my right Christ all around me All my days and my nights Passage: 1 I give you thanks, O LORD, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise; 2 I bow down toward your holy temple and give thanks to your name for your steadfast love and your faithfulness, for you have exalted above all things your name and your word. 3 On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased. 4 All the kings of the earth shall give you thanks, O LORD, for they have heard the words of your mouth, 5 and they shall sing of the ways of the LORD, for great is the glory of the LORD. 6 For though the LORD is high, he regards the lowly, but the haughty he knows from afar. 7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me. 8 The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your steadfast love, O LORD, endures forever. Do not forsake the work of your hands. (Psalm 138:1–8 ESV) Musical Reflection: All to Jesus I Surrender (SURRENDER) by Winfield S. Weeden Reflection Notes: This tune was originally intended to have two-part harmonies on the verse and four-part harmonies of the refrain; the additional harmonic fullness adds to the repeated emphasis of the words “I surrender all.” Prayer: Almighty God, who has given us grace at this time with one accord to make our common supplication to thee and has promised that when two or three are gathered together in thy name thou will grant their requests: Fulfill now, O Lord, the desires and petitions of thy humble servants, as may be most expedient for them, granting us in this world knowledge of thy truth, and in the world to come, life everlasting. Amen. -John Chrysostom
Feast of St James, Apostle Hymn Antiphon: Their voice has gone out to the limits of the earth, their words to the ends of the world. Psalm 19A Antiphon: They proclaimed what God has done for us; they grasped the meaning of his deeds. Psalm 64 Antiphon: God's holiness was revealed by them; all nations saw God's glory. Psalm 97 Verse: They proclaimed the Lord's praises, told of his power to save. Resp: And of the wonders he had worked. First reading: 1 Cor 4:1-16 Responsory: Jn 15:15; Mt 13:11,16 Resp: For I have shared with you everything I have heard from my Father. Second reading: From a homily on Matthew by St. John Chrysostom, bishop Responsory: Resp: They drank the cup of the Lord and became the friends of God. Te Deum Presentation of the Liturgy of the Hours (Divine Office) from The Liturgy of the Hours (Four Volumes) (c) 1975, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. The texts of Biblical Readings are reproduced from the New American Bible © 1975
Church History Part 7 4th & 5th Century - Leading Thinkers and Councils ~ G'day and welcome to Partakers and to our series, HAHA – Heroes and Heretics Abound. Together we will look at the story of the church from its origins to the Age of Reasoning in the 18th century. Last time we looked at the change for Christianity under Constantine – the church changed from being persecuted to being, as some would, compromised with its new found freedom. During this time as well, Christian thinking was being developed and clarified. There were several Councils called over the next 100 years which served that purpose. But let us look firstly at some of the leading Christian thinkers of the time, who helped formulate what we believe as 21st century Christians. Leading Christian thinkers of the 4th & 5th Centuries Athanasius 296-373. Deacon of the church in Alexandria, opposed Arius in the Council of Nicea. Became Bishop of Alexandria in 328. Athanasius was exiled 5 times because of his opposition to Arianism! Athanasius was the champion of orthodox Christian thinking! Hilary of Poitiers 295-368. Bishop of the Church at Poitiers, France. He was the main defender of orthodoxy in the Western Church who opposed Arianism. Ambrose of Milan 339-397. Ambrose became Bishop of Milan in 374 at the age of 34, and was in that role for 23 years. He was the Governor of Milan, the capital of the Empire, before being chosen as bishop by popular vote or choice. He was unbaptized, untrained, and resisted the peoples choice initially. Ambrose was noted for his courage and unbending character, completed the overthrow of Arianism in the Western church. Aurelius Augustine 354-430. Augustine was born of a pagan father and a Christian mother in Africa. He was converted to Christianity at the age of 32 and became Bishop of Hippo in 393. He is certainly one of the greatest theologians and thinkers in the history of the church. Most of mainstream Christianity today draws upon his teachings and thoughts. He was the first to clearly explain and express the doctrine of God's grace - that salvation was a gift of God and could not be earned. He taught that there was no salvation outside of the church. However he did promote a belief in purgatory and the use of relics, which much of the evangelical church today would consider in contrast to Christian teaching. John Chrysostom 347-407. He was known as 'John the Golden Mouth', because he was a great orator, teacher and preacher. He was the Bishop of Antioch & Constantinople in the Eastern Church. Jerome 340-420, was born in Italy, which was part of the Western Church. Jerome translated the Hebrew Old Testament into Latin (the popular language of the day) and the Latin Vulgate which was accepted by the Roman Catholic Church as its official Latin translation for centuries. Jerome lived in Bethlehem as a hermit for 35 years, and strongly promoted the monastic lifestyle as spiritually superior. Leo I (Leo the Great) 390-461. Bishop of Rome 440-461 was born in Tuscany, Italy. He made a major advance in acceptance of the Bishop of Rome as the universal Bishop, arguing as he did from Matthew 16:18. He was referred to as the Pope by many Bishops at the Council of Chalcedon (451), and this was largely accepted in the Western Church. This was strongly supported by the Roman Emperor, who made it an offence against the State to resist the Bishop of Rome, or Pope. As we can see by these people, Christian doctrine and thinking is continually developing. However some incorrect thinking was also invading the church. For example Arianism and the heretical thoughts of Arius were rife! Therefore over the next 100 years, various Church councils were called, not only to combat Arianism but also other heresies – some very subtle ones! Councils of the 4th & 5th Centuries The Council of Nicea 324 AD, called by Constantine to resolve the Arian heresy. Arius, an elder from Alexandria taught that Jesus Christ was merely a created being and denied his deity. Athanasius, a deacon in the Alexandria church, opposed Arius and supported Christ's deity. The debate raged over whether Jesus Christ should be described as 'the same essence as the Father' (homousious), or 'like essence as the Father' (homoiousios). Eventually it was accepted that Jesus Christ was 'the same essence as the Father '. The Nicene creed contains the final statement about Jesus Christ's deity. Council of Constantinople 381 AD, was called to discuss Apollonarianism and Sebellianism. Apollonarianism was a theory proposed by Apollinaris the Younger, Bishop of Laodicea. This theory was that Jesus had a human body and a human sensitive soul but didn't possess a human rational mind but rather a divine mind. There was the theory of Modalism or Unitarianism which proposed that the Heavenly Father, the Resurrected Son and the Holy Spirit were different modes one God, rather than three distinct persons within the Godhead. Sebellianism differed slightly from this in that Sabellius, its proposer, acknowledged that Jesus was fully God. At the Council of Constantinople, these teachings were condemned as unbiblical and therefore were heresies. The Holy Spirit was affirmed to be a person, equal with the Father and the Son. Council of Ephesus 431 AD, was called to discuss Nestorianism, at which it was condemned as a heresy. Nestorius protested, stating that Mary was the mother of the humanity of Jesus Christ, but not of His deity. Nestorian Christians engaged in a great missionary endeavour reaching across Asia to China in the Middle Ages. The council condemned and deposed Nestorius. Eutyches, Nestorius' opponent, was deposed 20 years later with being a heretic, teaching Jesus Christ had only a divine nature and was not fully human. Council of Chalcedon 451 AD 500 bishops met and affirmed that Jesus Christ had 2 natures, both divine and human, unchangeably united in one person. Condemned Eutyches who believed Jesus Christ had only the 1 divine nature. The heretical thoughts of Arianism, Nestorianism, Apollonarianism, Unitarianism, Modalism and Sebellianism are still in some religious thoughts today – particularly in the cults such as Mormonism and Jehovah Witnesses. Tap or click here to save this as an audio mp3 file ~
Dr. Tom Curran ponders the work of redemption throughout time: past, present and future. Tom prays for souls approaching their moment of death and shares insights from St. Gertrude the Great and St. John Chrysostom.
In this episode, our hosts discuss "half-measures" and how, when we hold back from fully engaging the Kingdom of God, we put ourselves at risk of nominalism and relapse. Drawing from the Lord's teaching about "cutting off our right hand", and the admonition in the Revelation of St. John, we see that being lukewarm avails us nothing and damages those around us. We must follow the advice of St. John Chrysostom to be strict with ourselves and merciful to others, for the culture in which we find ourselves isn't getting any holier, reducing truth to sentimentality and robbing us of the peace that surpasses all understanding. We must not be content with half-measures.
Tonight we picked up with Hypothesis 21. One is not to reveal the thoughts of the heart and the mind or one's temptations to others indiscriminately. Rather, we are to seek out those who have the gift of discernment and experiential knowledge. Only those who are engaged in spiritual warfare, who know their own minds and hearts well can speak to the struggles of others. Much damage can be and has been done by those who set themselves up as teachers of the faith and the spiritual life and yet not living it themselves in any measure. What we are to look for in an elder are the particular gifts of the Spirit that arise from living the gospel fully; humility, repentance, obedience, tenderness gentleness, charity, mercy. In order for one struggling with their sins and the shame that often accompanies them to find courage to acknowledge them, they need an elder who speaks to them with love; a love that reflects Christ himself. How can we speak of what we do not know? We cannot teach the faith or guide others from a position of power but rather imitate Christ in approaching others in a humble and selfless fashion. Text of chat during the group: 00:07:57 FrDavid Abernethy: Public Prayer of St. John Chrysostom before reading spiritual texts. O Lord Jesus Christ, open Thou the eyes of my heart, that I may hear Thy word and understand and do Thy will, for I am a sojourner upon the earth. Hide not Thy commandments from me, but open mine eyes, that I may perceive the wonders of Thy law. Speak unto me the hidden and secret things of Thy wisdom. On Thee do I set my hope, O my God, that Thou shalt enlighten my mind and understanding with the light of Thy knowledge, not only to cherish those things which are written, but to do them, that in reading the lives and sayings of the Saints I may not sin, but that such may serve for my restoration, enlightenment and sanctification, for the salvation of my soul, and the inheritance of life everlasting; For Thou art the enlightenment of those who lie in darkness, and from Thee cometh every good deed and every gift. Amen. 00:11:04 FrDavid Abernethy: page 170 00:16:56 Tyler Woloshyn: Glory be to Jesus Christ! Good evening everyone. 00:27:02 David Robles: According to the Philokalia the stages of sin/temptation are 00:34:29 Anthony: How do these stages of sin correlate to the Roman distinctions between Imperfections, Venial sins and Mortal Sins? Or is that too big a topic or a harmful focus on what is evil within us instead of focus on what is good, noble, etc? 00:34:41 Wayne: page? 00:43:25 Josie: "preach and if you have to, speak" 00:56:58 Josie: is there a difference between the evil one hearing the confession of our thoughts in private vs in public? can't he hear them in both cases? 00:57:07 Josie: sorry sent by accident 00:59:28 Anthony: The protection of the mind is maybe the really important problem with social media - as one mindlessly absorbs, one tunes into so many different minds putting themselves out for consumption; it's more indiscriminate than TV since you can get so many channels one right after the other. 01:07:55 Tyler Woloshyn: Some priests are not psychologists nor should pretend to be in the confessional 01:08:23 sue and mark: yup 01:14:26 Josie: so does a confession with a bad priest still give us grace? 01:18:16 Ambrose Little, OP: Yes, if he's ordained and pronounces absolution. Personal qualities don't impede the sacramental grace. 01:28:31 carolnypaver: My question is from section C. What about sharing what we learned in Spiritual direction with one's spouse, especially concerning children? 01:29:17 carolnypaver: Thank you! 01:29:28 Josie: 1 sec 01:29:31 Josie: typing 01:29:46 Josie: in AA they teach you to tell your story 01:29:51 Josie: to help others heal 01:30:00 Josie: my priest says that's good 01:30:03 Josie: yes 01:34:12 Josie: thank you father!!!!
As is tradition in the Orthodox Church, on Easter Sunday we hear together the Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom. "Hell took a body and came upon God. It took what it saw but crumbled before what it had not seen."
Hank Hanegraaff, president of the Christian Research Institute and host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast, teaches on Great and Holy Saturday in Eastern Orthodox Holy Week. Holy Saturday marks one of the most enigmatic of all mysteries—the mystery of Christ's descent into Hades. Being “put to death in the body,” says the apostle Peter, He was “made alive by the Spirit through whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison who disobeyed long ago when God waited patiently in the days of Noah while the ark was being built. In it only a few people, eight in all, were saved through water, and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also.” Peter here reminds us of two great and glorious truths—both of which are encapsulated in the Liturgy of St. Basil. First, we are saved through water. Second, the descent of Christ into Hades inaugurates resplendent triumph—a triumph by which Christ “tramples down death by death.” In the words of St. John Damascene, “through his descent into Hades, Christ opened the way to paradise for all and calls all to salvation. For some Christ's preaching led to salvation while for others it only exposed their unbelief.” And adds St. John Chrysostom, “this call is not coercive or forcible. Everyone is called, but not all follow the call. For in the mercy of God there are no obstacles other than the free will of humankind.”
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Are you allowing distractions to steal the seeds that God is attempting to sow in your life? Are you hard-hearted to the point of not allowing eternal work to spring up in your life? Maybe you just look back with regret over your past or your feel anxious about your future. Either way, there is hope for you to become fertile soil. In this episode, we will look back and listen to the voices of John Chrysostom, Augustine, Cyril of Jerusalem, Martin Luther, Martyn Lloyd Jones, and more as we dive into this life-changing parable.
The Great Vigil of Easter at St. Aidan's, 2022, was exceptionally graced by the Holy Spirit, as each member offered their gifts. Tyler's reading of the Easter Homily is no exception. May the Lord continue the work of renew among us throughout our earthly pilgrimage. Easter Homily of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople ~ 400 AD If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let them enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival. If anyone is a grateful servant, let them, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord. If anyone has wearied themselves in fasting, let them now receive recompense. If anyone has labored from the first hour, let them today receive the just reward. If anyone has come at the third hour, with thanksgiving let them feast. If anyone has arrived at the sixth hour, let them have no misgivings; for they shall suffer no loss. If anyone has delayed until the ninth hour, let them draw near without hesitation. If anyone has arrived even at the eleventh hour, let them not fear on account of tardiness. For the Master is gracious and receives the last even as the first; He gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour, just as to him who has labored from the first. He has mercy upon the last and cares for the first; to the one He gives, and to the other He is gracious. He both honors the work and praises the intention. Enter all of you, therefore, into the joy of our Lord, and, whether first or last, receive your reward. O rich and poor, one with another, dance for joy! O you ascetics and you negligent, celebrate the day! You that have fasted and you that have disregarded the fast, rejoice today! The table is rich-laden: feast royally, all of you! The calf is fatted: let no one go forth hungry! Let all partake of the feast of faith. Let all receive the riches of goodness. Let no one lament their poverty, for the universal kingdom has been revealed. Let no one mourn their transgressions, for pardon has dawned from the grave. Let no one fear death, for the Savior's death has set us free. He that was taken by death has annihilated it! He descended into Hades and took Hades captive! He embittered it when it tasted His flesh! And anticipating this, Isaiah exclaimed: "Hades was embittered when it encountered Thee in the lower regions". It was embittered, for it was abolished! It was embittered, for it was mocked! It was embittered, for it was purged! It was embittered, for it was despoiled! It was embittered, for it was bound in chains! It took a body and came upon God! It took earth and encountered Ηeaven! It took what it saw, but crumbled before what cannot be seen! O death, where is thy sting? O Hades, where is thy victory? Christ is risen, and you are overthrown! Christ is risen, and the demons are fallen! Christ is risen, and the angels rejoice! Christ is risen, and life reigns! Christ is risen, and not one dead remains in a tomb! For Christ, being raised from the dead, has become the first-fruits of them that have slept. To Him be glory and might unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Father Kubicki shares some excerpts from St. John Chrysostom, inviting us to celebrate the riches of God through our risen Lord “…Oh death where is your sting? Oh, Hades where is your Victory? Christ is risen and you are abolished…”
Originally aired Feb. 24, 2022 on Fr. Rob Jack's radio show, Driving Home the Faith Republished March 29, 2022 In this episode of the Ruth Institute Podcast, we tune in to Dr. Morse' interview on Fr. Rob Jack's radio show, Driving Home the Faith. Here Dr. Morse speaks on the Catholic Church's teaching on Traditional Christian Sexual Ethics and how it is sorely needed in these times. Luxembourg Cardinal, Jean-Claude Hollerich, recently announced, “The sociological-scientific foundation of [Catholic] teaching [on homosexuality] is no longer correct.” Dr. Morse asks what science is he following. Promoters of LGBT lifestyle often act as if science has proven their worldview, but when pressed to divulge the scientific proof they can't prove any of their talking points. If you examine every one of their implied claims, every one of them is refuted by science. Dr. Morse also examines the historical battle for truth. The menacing attacks from the elites in power against the faithful truth speakers of the day is not anything new. She highlights the episode of St. John Chrysostom boldly calling out the empress' lavish lifestyle. Discussed is the fact that many Catholic dissidents seek approval for dissension from the Jesuits. Presented is the famous case of the Jesuits of Boston College meeting with the presidential Kennedy family and advising them on how to promote contraception and abortion and still be Catholic. “When the Catholic Church is true to Her mission and divine origin, She has the potential to lead the culture” explains Dr. Morse. Dr. Morse gives the laity an insight into what they can do while the hierarchy of the Church is wavering on the tough issues. What we have to do as laypeople is make the Church's teaching as clear as possible. The same people who leave the Church because of problems with the teaching on sexual issues can become the ones who come back to the Church because of problems they are experiencing in life because of disobedience regarding these same issues. Dr. Morse describes herself as being one such person.
Tonight we resumed our reading of Step One on the Renunciation of the world. The step fits into the larger context of a break with the world which includes, John tells us, detachment and exile. Here is where monks sought to remove everything from their lives that would keep them from focusing solely upon God and what He alone offers. As Christians we may not imitate the monk in living in the desert; yet, in reality, the desert exists within the human heart. The renunciation that John speaks of in this first step must exist within us as well. There are many ways that we have to let go of the things that hold us within their grip; the passions (sins that have become habitual), disordered desires that make us long for satisfaction and seek it within worldly goods and the fulfillment of the appetites. In paragraph 4, John begins to define for us the various types of Christians. He does this not as an abstraction but rather as a frame through which we can view our lives. He paints with broad strokes and asks us to gaze deeply into the image to see if we recognize a reflection of ourselves. Are we an irreligious man (not thinking of God at all), a transgressor who distorts the faith in a depraved fashion? Are we a Christian who seeks to imitate Christ in word, thought, and deed - who believes in what God has revealed of himself to us; namely, believing in the Holy Trinity? Are we the lover of God who seeks to live in communion with all that is natural and sinless? Are we the continent man, who in the face of temptations and turmoil, struggles in order that he might be free? Have we interiorized monasticism in the sense that we seek a chaste love, purity of heart and mind? Do we remember death so as to cling to He alone who is our life? Have we set aside the things of this world voluntarily; not because they are evil but because we are a naturally attached to them more than we are attached to the love of God? --- Text of chat during the group: 00:34:39 Anthony: We are tied to an evolutionary metaphysic - to our detriment. 00:35:13 Anthony: "We" being society, even Christian society adopt evolutionary "becoming' 00:36:54 Eric Williams: I think Thomas à Kempis made a good effort to remind Western scholastics of the bigger picture. 00:38:18 Ambrose Little: Some people are more intellectually inclined, and God can use that to draw people to himself. 00:39:20 Joseph Caro: good point Ambrose! I agree, from my own observations 00:39:21 Edward Kleinguetl: To be fair, Aidan Nichols--who I referenced-- is a Dominican. 00:39:34 Ambrose Little: Fr. Garrigou-La Grange, O.P. is great. Highly recommend: Christian Perfection and Contemplation: According to St. Thomas Aquinas and St. John of the Cross https://amzn.to/3JlEwrP 00:39:57 sue and mark: God will and can use who ever a 00:40:05 Fr. Miron Jr.: Let's return to Climacus 00:40:12 sue and mark: whoever and where eer you are to bring you to himself 00:40:57 Carmen Briceno: aren't we doing the same thing now? over intellectualizing what has happened rather than going back to the sources? 00:58:23 Joseph Caro: “It is a mistake,” says St. John Chrysostom, “to imagine that one can in one's own strength vanquish concupiscence and preserve purity; by God's mercy alone can the passions of nature be controlled.” 01:02:58 Bonnie Lewis: This humility will reveal great truths about ourselves. 01:03:08 Mitchell Hunt: Where was that quote from above nothingness and humility? Amazing 01:03:14 Mitchell Hunt: About 01:07:34 Ren: @MitchellHunt - Mother Mectilde de Bar's “Breviary of Fire.” The chapter on Pride and Humility 01:10:45 Erick: this is pure gold. each sentence of this is an outline of the spiritual life 01:11:19 Anthony: It takes experience in the world to see the trials and sorrow which result from the Curse, and we really then long to be free and to live in accordance with our nature (created and "deified"). 01:13:49 Cathy: We can not have 2 gods... We will despise one 01:18:37 Mitchell Hunt: Thank you Ren 01:18:40 Eric Williams: Material comforts are like agglomerations attached to us. As they increase in number, they add to our “mass”, and as mass increases so does gravitational attraction. The more things we amass, the more we draw toward ourselves. With a little more thought one might find an interesting metaphor to be made from the accumulation of accretions becoming so great that a black hole is formed. 01:20:17 Anthony: God is the "Philanthropic One." Beautiful title. 01:22:45 Sean McCune: Eric: We become a nothingness that pulls everything in our grasp to ourselves where they are also become nothingness. 01:25:09 Sean McCune: (It took your comment about material things to get this secular Franciscan to say something)
When asked what's wrong with the Church, commentators from Pope Francis to Russell Shaw will blame an elusive beast named “clericalism.” But what is clericalism, and where did it come from? In this episode we track the beast to its birthplace, the Church of the fourth century. Our native guides are Augustine, John Chrysostom, and others—who offer us good counsel for defeating it in our own time. LINKS Anonymous, The Epistle to Diognetus https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0101.htm Minucius Felix, Octavius https://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0410.htm Joseph Carola, S.J., Augustine of Hippo: The Role of the Laity in Ecclesial Reconciliation https://www.amazon.com/Augustine-Hippo-Ecclesial-Reconciliation-Gregoriana/dp/8878390232/ Mike Aquilina's website https://fathersofthechurch.com Mike Aquilina's books https://catholicbooksdirect.com/writer/mike-aquilina/ Theme music: Gaudeamus (Introit for the Feast of All Saints), sung by Jeff Ostrowski. Courtesy of Corpus Christi Watershed http://www.ccwatershed.org Donate today! https://www.catholicculture.org/users/donate/audio
“So long as we are sheep, we conquer: though ten thousand wolves prowl around, we overcome and prevail. But if we become wolves, we are worsted, for the help of our Shepherd departs from us: for He feeds not wolves, but sheep.” In addition to being a towering figure among the Early Church Fathers, St. John Chrysostom (c. 347-407 AD) is also one of the greatest preachers the Church has ever produced—a truth attested to by the fact that most of Chrysostom's extant writings are sermons. This is the thirty-third of the nearly one hundred exegetical homilies by Chrysostom on the Gospel of Matthew, in which Chrysostom emphasizes Christ's command that his followers be as “sheep in the midst of wolves... wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” Links Homily 33 on the Gospel According to St. Matthew Full Text: https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/fathers/view.cfm?recnum=2009 Way of the Fathers, Ep. 41—Chrysostom (Part 1) | Golden Mouth & Golden Mysteries: https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/42chrysostom-part-1-golden-mouth-golden-mysteries/ Way of the Fathers, Ep. 42—Chrysostom (Part 2) | Triumph, Tragedy & Glory: https://www.catholicculture.org/commentary/42chrysostom-part-2-triumph-tragedy-glory/ Go to http://www.catholicculture.org/getaudio to register for FREE access to the full archive of audiobooks beyond the most recent 15 episodes. Donate at: http://www.catholicculture.org/donate/audio Theme music: 2 Part Invention, composed by Mark Christopher Brandt, performed by Thomas Mirus. ©️2019 Heart of the Lion Publishing Co./BMI. All rights reserved.