Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople and Doctor

Saint John Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom of Antioch (Hagios Ioannis Chrysostomos). An early Byzantine mosaic from the Cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (modern Istanbul). From Wikipedia.

O God, who didst illuminate the minds and warm the hearts of the faithful by the heavenly doctrine and example of Saint John Chrysostom: Call us by thy merciful grace to the knowledge of the truth, and put thy words in our mouth, that we may declare the unsearchable riches of Christ, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

¶ Or this:

Grant, O Lord, we beseech thee, to all that minister in holy things the spirit of wisdom and courage wherewith Saint John Chrysostom ceased not to preach thy word, to reason with sinners, and to overcome manifold afflictions for the love of thy name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

John Chrysostom is generally commemorated on January 27, the date of the translation of his relics from Comana to Constantinople. John died on September 14, so in some jurisdictions, the Repose of John Chrysostom is observed on September 13, to avoid a conflict with Holy Cross Day. He is also commemorated on January 30, as one of the Three Great Hierarchs of the Eastern Orthodox Church, which also commemorates him independently on November 13, the date of his accession to the archbishopric of Constantinople.

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