Star of Bethlehem, Feast of the Epiphany, Wise Men, Magi, Matthew 2:1-12, Sermon

When a Star Isn’t a Star – An Epiphany Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12

“For we observed his star at its rising.” Wise men from the East have followed this star to Jerusalem. They will follow it to Bethlehem. They will be overwhelmed with joy when it stops over the house where the child is. For they have come to pay homage to this child who has been born king of the Jews. Some people have said that star … Continue reading When a Star Isn’t a Star – An Epiphany Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12

Feast of St. John Chrysostom

Today is one of the feasts of John Chrysostom. He became Bishop of Constantinople in 397. His episcopate was, however, tumultuous and short. He was formed by desert monasticism and continued the ascetical life in the episcopal residence for which he was often criticized.  He incurred the wrath of Empress Eudoxia who believed he had called her a “Jezebel.” He was twice exiled. He died … Continue reading Feast of St. John Chrysostom