Greatest of all Christian orators St. John Chrysostom venerated today by the Church – (VIDEO)
The Church today venerates the memory of St. John Chrysostom, the Archbishop of Constantinople. The greatest and most beloved of all early Christian orators, St. John was born in the ancient Near East city of Antioch in the year 344 or 347. St. John was surnamed Chrysostom, which means Golden-mouth in Greek, because of his eloquence.
St. John Chrysostom made exhaustive commentaries on the divine Scriptures and was the author of more works than any other Church Father, leaving complete commentaries on the Book of Genesis, the Gospels of St. Matthew and John, the Acts, and all the Epistles of the Apostle Paul. Besides his Feast Day on Nov. 13, he is celebrated as one of the Three Hierarchs on Jan. 30, together with St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory the Theologian.
In a related development, an archieratical Divine Liturgy was co-celebrated on Wednesday morning in Thessaloniki, officiated by the Metropolitan of Thessaloniki, His Eminence Anthimos, at the city’s Cathedral of St. John Chrysostom, where a reliquary containing a Holy Relic of the saint was conveyed from the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi. Watch the video below: