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Chrysostom Quote

“Wheresoever ungodly songs are sung

there will the devils be gathered together.”

- Chrysostom


Chemnitz’ Patristic Extravaganza (2)

Chemnitz’ Examen replete with patristic quotations. Continuing my highlights from last time:

Chrysostom, in Homily 49, on Matt. 24, says: “When you shall see the wicked heresy, which is the army of the Antichrist, standing in the holy places of the church, then let those who are in Judea head for the mountains, that is, those who are Christians should head for the Scriptures.

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Sola Scriptura

Exegetical dialogue: talking to Moses, David, & Paul

Whereas Augustine talks with God as he exegetes the scriptures (see previous post), John Chrysostom talks with the human authors, inquisitively seeking answers from the text itself: 202 more words


Chemnitz' Patristic Extravaganza (1)

One of the portions in Chemnitz’ Examination is titled, “Testimonies of the Ancient Church Concerning the Scriptures.” Here are a few, very few, of these patristic testimonies. 237 more words

Sola Scriptura

"So that you by his poverty might become rich"

“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich.” (2 Corinthians 8:9, ESV) 179 more words


Giving Up?

Ash Wednesday was this past week. It marks the beginning of the church season called “Lent” Lent is the forty days (not including Sundays and finishing on the day before Good Friday) before Easter. 643 more words


The Nativity Homily by Saint John Chrysostom

BEHOLD a new and wondrous mystery.

My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. 982 more words