Tag Archives: St. John Chrysostom

PASCHALCAzT 51 – Easter Thursday: Hell grasped a corpse, and met God.

It’s Easter Thursday. Christ is risen! Alleluia!  The Octave is well underway. St. John Chrysostom pours out his heart for us today.

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LENTCAzT 2019 16 – Thursday in the 2nd Week: “Don’t give me heaven! Instead give me…”

These daily 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. Today is Thursday in the 2nd Week of Lent.    St. John Chrysostom instructs us about … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “kissing the porch”

For this Ordinary Form calendar Sunday, we have reached the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time. In the Extraordinary Form this Sunday is the sober but helpful, purple-draped pre-Lent Quinquagesima Sunday.  The calendar is helping those who follow the TLM to … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “kissing the porch”

For this Ordinary Form calendar Sunday, we have reached the 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time.  In the Extraordinary Form this Sunday is the purple-draped, pre-Lent Septuagesima Sunday (Alleluia Buh-bye!). In the Ordinary Form we have a Collect based on a … Continue reading

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Do not speak to me, He says, of the difficulties you will face, for “I am with you!”

[B]ecause he had enjoined on them great things, to raise their courage He reassures them that He will be with then always, “even to the end of the world.”  Now do you see the relation of His glory to His … Continue reading

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On fear of the priest

Over at Vultus Christi, which I check every day, dom Mark posted a disturbing quote from St. John Chrysostom’s On the priesthood: All men are ready to pass judgment on the priest as if he was not a being clothed … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z considers doing something questionable

I am – horribile scriptu – considering subscribing to the online New York Times (aka Hell’s Bible) for the duration of all the papal stuff going on. Know your enemy, after all. Even as I think about this, I keep … Continue reading

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Nifty entries in the Martyrologium Romanum

The Roman Martyrology has a few particularly interesting entries today. Who wants to work with them? I find the inter-meshing, even scrambling, of dates interesting. BTW… perendie means “the day after tomorrow”.  Pridie is “the day before”. Festum exaltationis Sanctae … Continue reading

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St. John Chrysostom with some … unusual advice

Today in the Ordinary Form calendar it is the feast of St. John Chrysostom (+407). I would guide your attention to a little attended to Letter of Pope Benedict XVI about St. John Chrysostom.  I wrote about it here. Also, … Continue reading

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On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom

Today, looking for things about the Sanctus, I ran across this, which priests could incorporate into an examination of conscience: From Book VI On the priesthood by St. John Chrysostom.  My emphases: 4. […] What manner of man ought [the … Continue reading

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25 July: St. James the Greater and St. John Chrysostom on the Gospel reading

Today is the feast of St. James the Apostle.  This is James, the son of Zebedee and brother of John.  He and John were nicknamed “Boanerges“, “Sons of Thunder”.  James is the only Apostle whose martyrdom is recorded in Scripture, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Pastor threatened by bishop after making liturgical changes

From a reader: We were very recently assigned a new priest, and he has only finished his second week at our church. He wanted to make some changes that would put us more in line with the new liturgical movement. … Continue reading

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A St. Andrew’s Day surprise

Did any of you notice this? This took me a bit by surprise. Card. Bertone went to Kazakhstan and gave the Orthodox Church there a major relic of St. Andrew from those venerated in Amalfi. I recall a few years … Continue reading

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2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the: 2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension Everything about the life of the Lord is a blessing for us.  After His resurrection the Lord blessed the Apostles with His presence, gloriously risen.  When … Continue reading

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