Want van oudsher werden Psalmen gebruikt als Genadegave en werden ze gebruikt ter lering als ware het een geschenk van boven – H. Johannes Chrysostomos (+407) ╰⊰¸¸.•* Dutch

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HEILIGE JOHANNES CHRYSOSTOMUS

Nadenken over de samenkomst met eer aan God in apostolische tijden, gebeurde zo schrijft H. Johannes Chrysostomos in de late vierde eeuw: “Want van oudsher werden Psalmen gebruikt als Genadegave en werden ze gebruikt ter lering als ware het een geschenk van boven”.

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Les Saintes Écritures sont vraiment le moyen par lequel Dieu parle à notre âme – Saint Jean Chrysostome, Archevêque de Constantinople (+407) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French

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Les Saintes Écritures sont vraiment

le moyen par lequel Dieu parle à notre âme

Saint Jean Chrysostome, Archevêque de Constantinople (+407)

(IVème-Vème siècle)

Nous vous partageons ici quelques extraits choisis de la première et de la seconde homélie de Saint Jean Chrysostome sur l’Évangile selon Saint Matthieu. Les homélies de cette colonne de l’Eglise du Christ sont vraiment un grand trésor pour nos âmes, un grand don de Dieu pour Son Peuple Orthodoxe. Nous espérons que ces quelques passages vous donnerons l’envie, la curiosité et la joie de découvrir toute la profondeur de la Parole de Dieu, expliquée par ce Saint immense, qui était tout rempli du Saint-Esprit.

Les sous-titres récapitulent l’idée centrale du passage qui vient, mais ne sont pas du Saint.

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Comment Dieu parlait-Il aux Saints dans l’Ancien Testament ?

Mes Frères, nous ne devrions, pas avoir besoin du secours des Écritures. Si notre vie était assez pure, la grâce du Saint-Esprit nous tiendrait lieu de tous les livres.

Tout ce qu’on écrit sur le papier avec de l’encre, l’Esprit l’imprimerait lui-même dans nos coeurs.

Déchus de ce Bien, attachons-nous du moins résolument à la planche de salut qui nous reste.

Cette première manière de communiquer avec Dieu valait mieux: Dieu Lui-même nous l’a bien montré par ses actes non moins que jar ses paroles.

Il a parlé à Noé, à Abraham, et aux descendants d’Abraham, Job, et Moïse, non par des caractères et par des lettres, mais immédiatement par lui-même : parce que la pureté de coeur qu’il avait trouvée en eux, les avait rendus susceptibles de cette grâce. Mais le peuple juif étant tombé depuis dans Continue reading “Les Saintes Écritures sont vraiment le moyen par lequel Dieu parle à notre âme – Saint Jean Chrysostome, Archevêque de Constantinople (+407) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* French”

“Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother” (1 Corinthians 1:1) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Homily of Saint John Chrysostom (+407) on Holy Bible

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“Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ

through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother”

(1 Corinthians 1:1) 

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Homily of Saint John Chrysostom (+407)

on Holy Bible

Paul, called to be an Apostle of Jesus Christ, through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, unto the Church of God which is at Corinth, even them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be Saints, with all that call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place, their Lord and ours: Grace unto you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
[1.] See how immediately, from the very beginning, he casts down their pride, and dashes to the ground all their fond imagination, in that he speaks of himself as “called.” For what I have learnt, saith he, I discovered not myself, nor acquired by my own wisdom, but while I was persecuting and laying waste the Church I was called. Now here of Him that calleth is everything: of him that is called, nothing, (so to speak,) but only to obey.

“Of Jesus Christ.” Your teacher is Christ; and do you register the names of men, as patrons of your doctrine?

“Through the will of God.” For it was God who willed that you should be saved in this way. We ourselves have wrought no good thing, but by the will of God we have attained to this salvation; and because it seemed good to him, we were called, not because we were worthy.

“And Sosthenes our brother.” Another instance of his modesty; he puts in the same rank with himself one inferior to Apollos; for great was the interval between Paul and Sosthenes. Now if where the interval was so wide he stations with himself one far beneath him, what can they have to say who despise their equals?

“Unto the Church of God.” Not “of this or of that man,” but of God.

“Which is at Corinth.” Seest thou how at each word he puts down their swelling pride; training their thoughts in every way for heaven? He calls it, too, the Church “of God;” shewing that it ought to be united. For if it be “of God,” it is united, and it is one, not in Corinth only, but also in all the world: for the Continue reading ““Paul, called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother” (1 Corinthians 1:1) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Homily of Saint John Chrysostom (+407) on Holy Bible”

“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Homily of Saint John Chrysostom (+407) on the Gospel of Matthew

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“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ,

the Son of David, the Son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1)

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Homily of Saint John Chrysostom (+407)

on the Gospel of Matthew

“The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham.”
Behold a third discourse, and we have not yet made an end of the prefatory matter. It was not then for nought that I said, It is the nature of these thoughts to have a great depth.

Come, then, let us speak to-day what remains. What is it then that is now required? Why Joseph’s genealogy is traced, who had no part in the birth. And one cause we have mentioned already; but it is necessary to mention likewise the other, that which is more mystical and secret than the first. What then is this? He would not that it should be manifest to the Jews, at the time of the birth, that Christ was born of a virgin.

Nay, be not troubled at the strangeness of the saying. For it is no statement of mine, but of our fathers, wonderful and illustrious men. For if He disguised many things from the first, calling Himself Son of Man, and hath not everywhere clearly unfolded to us even His equality with the Father; why dost thou wonder at His having for a time disguised this also, taking order as He was for a certain great and marvellous purpose? and would have condemned her for adultery. For if in regard to the other matters, for which they had frequent precedents likewise in the old dispensation, they were quite shameless in their obstinacy (for so, because He had cast out devils, they called Him possessed; and because He healed on the Sabbath day, they supposed Him to be an adversary of God; and yet oftentimes even before this had the Sabbath been broken), what would they not have said, if this had been told them? Especially as they had all time before this on their side, in that it Continue reading ““The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1) ╰⊰¸¸.•¨* Homily of Saint John Chrysostom (+407) on the Gospel of Matthew”

Was Jesus called Emmanuel? – Saint John Chrysostom

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Was Jesus called Emmanuel?

St John Chrysostom

Yes, Jesus was called Emmanuel, John Chrysostom explains:

‘What then says this oracle? Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel.

How was it then, one may say, that His name was not called Emmanuel, but Jesus Christ? Because he said not,you shall call, but they shall call, that is, the multitude, and the issue of events. For here he puts the event as a name: and this is customary in Scripture, to substitute the events that take place for names.

Therefore, to say, they shall call Him Emmanuel, means nothing else than that they shall see God among men. For He has indeed always been among men, but never so manifestly.

But if Jews are obstinate, we will ask the, when was the child called, Make speed to the spoil, hasten the prey? Why, they could not say. How is it then that the prophet said, Call his name Maher-shalal-hash-baz? Because, when he was born, there was a taking and dividing of spoils, therefore the event that took place in his time is put as his name. And the city, too, it is said, shall be called the city of righteousness, the faithful city Sion. Isaiah 1:26-27 And yet we nowhere find that the city was called righteousness, but it continued to be called Jerusalem. However, inasmuch as this came to pass in fact, when the city underwent a change for the better, on that account he says it is so called. For when any event happens which marks out him who brings it to pass, or who is benefited by it, more clearly than his name, the Scripture speaks of the truth of the event as being a name to him.’

Source: John Chrysostom, Homilies on Matthew, Homily 5, 3.

Just as those who are deprived of light – St John Chrysostom

“Just as those who are deprived of light cannot walk straight, so also those who do not behold the ray of the Holy Scriptures must necessarily sin, since they walk in the deepest darkness.”

— St. John Chrysostom, Conversations on the Epistle to the Romans, 0.1