Saint John Chrysostom - A Church Father’s Happiness.
May 25th, 2009
Santa Cruz, California
Received by FAB
I am here, John Chrysostom.
Yes, I was a firebrand and a hothead for truth. I could not tolerate injustice or hypocrisy, no matter how highly placed. This produced a great peace in my soul, since I always sought to be true to myself.
As a result, I was able to bear my misfortunes more easily. And when I came over here, this quality worked toward an even greater happiness and serenity in my soul.
Saint John Chrysostom (c. 347–407), archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities. After his death (or, according to some sources, during his life) he was given the Greek surname chrysostomos, meaning “golden mouthed”, rendered in English as Chrysostom. (Source: Wikipedia)