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November 26
23rd Week after Pentecost. Tone 5.
Fast Day.
Wine and oil allowed.

Совершается всенощное бдениеSt. John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople (407).

Martyrs Antoninus, Nicephorus, Germanus, and Manetha, of Caesarea in Palestine (308).

St. Bricius, bishop of Tours (444). St. Euphrasius, bishop of Clermont (Gaul) (515). St. Leonien of Vienne (Gaul) (518). St. Quintianus, bishop of Clermont (Gaul) (525). St. Eugene, archbishop of Toledo (657). New Monk-martyr Damascene of the Great Lavra (Mt. Athos) and Constantinople (1681).

Repose of Archbishop Ioasaph of Canada (1955), Monk Juvian the Chronicler, of Valaam (1957), Schemanun Irene Myrtidiotissa of Chios (1960), and Archimandrite Constantine (Zaitsev) of Jordanville, New York (1975).


The Life of Saint John Chrysostom

The treasure of treatises and letters which St. John left behind, included the moving sermon that is heard at Easter Sunday services. The loss of his sermons which were not set down on paper is incalculable. Nevertheless, the immense store of his excellent literature reveals his insight, straightforwardness, and rhetorical splendour, and commands a position of the greatest respect and influence in Christian thought, rivaling that of other Fathers of the Church. His liturgy, which we respectfully chant on Sundays, is a living testimony of his greatness.

Saint John Chrysostom for the 21st Century

Fr. Josiah Trenham

The Supreme Importance of Churchmanship in an Age of Radical Individualism. Saint John taught that the κοινωνοία of the Church is a profound miracle. Whence is the origin of the Church? From where did our sacred community arise, brothers and sisters? It has no mere human foundation. The apostles did not simply gather together and come up with the idea of this organization, with certain goals, members, and dues. Not at all. The Church is the continuation of the miracle of the Nativity of Christ.

Translation of the Relics of St. John Chrysostom

St. Dimitry of Rostov

Many were John Chrysostom's struggles on earth, many are his crowns in heaven. He now cries out with the Apostle Paul, 'I am a sweet savour of Christ, having cleansed the whole world of the stench of error.

A Day in the World of St. John Chrysostom

Priest Ioan Valentin Istrati

We live in a changing world. All around are life, death, the past, and old age, passing on from one stage to the next. People become what their parents were, children grow into youths and then into adults, the elderly depart to the earth, and all are pitilessly stalked by the specter of death.

Martyrs Antoninus, Nicephorus, Germanus, and Manetha, of Caesarea in Palestine

Saint Nicephorus was beheaded with Saints Antoninus and Germanus in Caesarea of Palestine during the reign of Maximian by the ruler Firmilian.

Monastic Martyr Damascene of the Lavra

Saint Damascene was a monk from Constantinople. His parents Kyriakos and Kyriake lived in the Galatea district of the city, and they named their son Diamantes.