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