Monthly Archives: December 2010

A Christmas Sermon

The following is a Christmas sermon by St. John Chrysostom (349-407 A.D.) who was Archbishop of Constantinople and a noted theologian, preacher and public speaker. After his death he was given the name, “Chrysostom,” which means “golden mouthed” in Greek.

BEHOLD a new and wondrous mystery. My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. The Archangels blend their voice in harmony… Continue reading

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The Lowest Seat (part two)

But Jesus came to cure our insecurity and set us free from pride. Only he could do this because, unlike us, he did not care what the world thought of him or whether he would receive the honor due his name. Continue reading

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The Lowest Seat (part one)

Comparing ourselves to others, noting one’s place, and who among us is deemed important, and not so important, is as natural to human beings as breathing. But, there are grave spiritual consequences that come with participating in this activity, however naturally we may fall into it. It will always give us a false sense of our true worth, a worth that is God’s role to determine. Equally as important, any attempt to gain or maintain social status will inevitably come at someone else’s expense. In a fallen world being at or near the top of the social ladder only has value if others are at the bottom. Continue reading

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