Known for his eloquent preaching and public speaking, John Chrysostom was the archbishop of Constantinople and an influential early Church Father. He is recognized as a saint in the Orthodox Church and Catholic Churches and is one of the Three Holy Hierarchs along with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. Given to extreme asceticism, he lived as a hermit for two years before poor health forced him to return to Antioch, where he was ordained as a deacon—and later a priest—of the church at Antioch. His insightful expositions and discourses on the Bible made him a popular orator in the Church, and he was appointed archbishop of Constantinople in AD 397.
Often regarded as the greatest preacher in the early Church, John Chrysostom’s homilies are a lasting legacy. In contrast to his day’s Alexandrian tendency towards allegory, John’s preaching was straightforward and practical, interpreting the Bible literally and applying it to everyday life. This collection contains over 300 homilies from “the golden mouth.” Logos Bible Software optimizes your study of these ancient, beloved sermons. These fully indexed texts enable near-instant search results for words, people, places, and idea. Scripture references appear on mouseover in your preferred translation. Easily pull up and cross reference thousands of volumes, including studies on John Chrysostom and primary texts from other early Church Fathers. With the most efficient and comprehensive research tools all in one place, you can expand your study with just a few clicks.
John Chrysostom (c. 347–407) was the archbishop of Constantinople and an influential Early Church Father. He was known for his oratorical skills and was given the epithet Chrysostom, or “golden-mouthed,” after his death. His homilies consistently emphasize care for the poor. He is one of the Three Holy Hierarchs, along with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. Both the Orthodox and Catholic churches recognize him as a saint and a doctor of the Church.