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St. John Chrysostom

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Today’s Readings

  • Reading I: 1 Corinthians 11:17-26.33
  • Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 40
  • Gospel: Luke 7:1-10

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Biographical Note

St. John Chrysostom, one of the greatest Early Church Fathers of the 5th Century, was born around 347 AD. St. John became a monk and was ordained a priest to serve the Church in Antioch where his eloquent preaching on the Sacred Scriptures earned him the title of "Chrysostom," meaning golden-mouthed." In 398, Chrysostom was called upon to assume the responsibilities of the Patriarch Archbishop of Constantinople,much to his chagrin. This reluctant patriarch nevertheless fulfilled his duty with extraordinary energy and courage. St. John Chrysostom’s call to repentance and moral reform won him the emnity of the nominally Christian Empress who had him deposed and exiled on trumped-up charges. But his preaching and intrepid boldness inspired the hearts of the people of Constantinople who held him in great affection. His devotion to the written Word of God was matched by a love of the Eucharist and of divine worship. To this day, the principal "Byzantine" liturgy celebrated by most Slavic, Greek, and middle-eastern Christians is known as the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom. St. John Chysostom, who died under the harsh conditions of his exile in 407, will always be remembered as one of the greatest of the Early Church Fathers and one of the greatest preachers of all time. His beautiful but always practical bible teaching has earned St. John Chrysostom the title "Doctor of the Church."

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1 Corinthians 11:17-26
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17Now this I ordain: not praising you, that you come together not for the better, but for the worse.
18For first of all I hear that when you come together in the church, there are schisms among you; and in part I believe it.
19For there must be also heresies: that they also, who are approved, may be made manifest among you.
20When you come therefore together into one place, it is not now to eat the Lord's supper.
21For every one taketh before his own supper to eat. And one indeed is hungry and another is drunk.
22What, have you not houses to eat and to drink in? Or despise ye the church of God; and put them to shame that have not? What shall I say to you? Do I praise you? In this I praise you not.
23For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread.
24And giving thanks, broke, and said: Take ye, and eat: this is my body, which shall be delivered for you: this do for the commemoration of me.
25In like manner also the chalice, after he had supped, saying: This chalice is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as often as you shall drink, for the commemoration of me.
26For as often as you shall eat this bread, and drink the chalice, you shall shew the death of the Lord, until he come.
Luke 7:1-10
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1And when he had finished all his words in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capharnaum.
2And the servant of a certain centurion, who was dear to him, being sick, was ready to die.
3And when he had heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the ancients of the Jews, desiring him to come and heal his servant.
4And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying to him: He is worthy that thou shouldest do this for him.
5For he loveth our nation; and he hath built us a synagogue.
6And Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent his friends to him, saying: Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof.
7For which cause neither did I think myself worthy to come to thee; but say the word, and my servant shall be healed.
8For I also am a man subject to authority, having under me soldiers: and I say to one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doth it.
9Which Jesus hearing, marvelled: and turning about to the multitude that followed him, he said: Amen I say to you, I have not found so great faith, not even in Israel.
10And they who were sent, being returned to the house, found the servant whole who had been sick.

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