Thursday, October 1, 2020 UTC

NOV 13: COMMEMORATION OF ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM ARCHBISHOP

St-John-Chrysostom 

On November 13th we commemorate Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, one of the Three Hierarchs (the other 2 being Saints Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus). He is best known for his sermons and commentaries on the Scriptures, fearless leadership as a chief hierarchic and shepherd of the Church, selfless care for the poor and sick, and for the Liturgy that bears his name. He died in the city of Comene on September 14th in the year 407 on his way to a place of exile, having been condemned by the intrigues of the empress Eudoxia because of his daring denunciation of the vices ruling over Constantinople. The last words on his lips were, “Glory be to God for all things!”