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Chrysostom, John (Saint)
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(349?, Antioch – Sep 14, 407, Comana Pontica) is considered the greatest preacher of the Byzantine church (epithet meaning “golden-mouthed” since the 6th cent.) and has been honored as one of its three hierarchs since the 10th century. The Sunday liturgy (Liturgy: VI) of the Orthodox Church is associated with his name. After studying with Libanius and Diodore of Tarsus he was baptized at Easter 368. From 367 to 371, he was assistant to bishop Meletius of Antioch. In 371, he was ordained as a lector; from 372 to 378, he lived as a hermit, two years of this …

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Brändle, Rudolf, “Chrysostom, John (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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