Chrysostom


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Chry·sos·tom

 (krĭs′əs-təm, krĭ-sŏs′-), Saint John ad 347?-407.
Antioch-born Greek prelate whose eloquent sermons earned him the name Chrysostom, "golden-mouthed." As patriarch of Constantinople (from 398), his oratory against corruption eventually led to his death.
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Chrysostom

(ˈkrɪsəstəm)
n
(Biography) Saint John. ?345–407 ad, Greek patriarch; archbishop of Constantinople (398–404). Feast day: Sept 13 or Nov 13
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Chrys•os•tom

(ˈkrɪs ə stəm, krɪˈsɒs təm)

n.
Saint John, A.D. 347?–407, ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople.
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"Well, then, you must know," continued the young man, "this morning that famous student-shepherd called Chrysostom died, and it is rumoured that he died of love for that devil of a village girl the daughter of Guillermo the Rich, she that wanders about the wolds here in the dress of a shepherdess."
To all which his great friend Ambrosio the student, he who, like him, also went dressed as a shepherd, replies that everything must be done without any omission according to the directions left by Chrysostom, and about this the village is all in commotion; however, report says that, after all, what Ambrosio and all the shepherds his friends desire will be done, and to-morrow they are coming to bury him with great ceremony where I said.
I forgot to say that Chrysostom, who is dead, was a great man for writing verses, so much so that he made carols for Christmas Eve, and plays for Corpus Christi, which the young men of our village acted, and all said they were excellent.
"I say then, my dear sir," said the goatherd, "that in our village there was a farmer even richer than the father of Chrysostom, who was named Guillermo, and upon whom God bestowed, over and above great wealth, a daughter at whose birth her mother died, the most respected woman there was in this neighbourhood; I fancy I can see her now with that countenance which had the sun on one side and the moon on the other; and moreover active, and kind to the poor, for which I trust that at the present moment her soul is in bliss with God in the other world.
And so, since she appeared in public, and her beauty came to be seen openly, I could not well tell you how many rich youths, gentlemen and peasants, have adopted the costume of Chrysostom, and go about these fields making love to her.
Chrysostom in folio, which made the table bend beneath its weight.
Chrysostom, kicking about famously the sheets of the thesis, which had fallen on the floor.
"Hung by order of his Highness the Duc de Beaufort!" cried the prisoner, laughing violently, "and by Master Jacques Chrysostom La Ramee, the king's commissioner."
"Well has the holy Chrysostom termed them radix malorum .
All the abbe's affections were concentrated on his niece, who regarded him as a father, but an abstracted father, unable to conceive the agitations of the flesh, and thanking God for maintaining his dear daughter in a state of celibacy; for he had, from his youth up, adopted the principles of Saint John Chrysostom, who wrote that "the virgin state is as far above the marriage state as the angel is above humanity." Accustomed to reverence her uncle, Mademoiselle Cormon dared not initiate him into the desires which filled her soul for a change of state.
Won Sang Lee, John Chrysostom, Scandinavian churches, and George Augustus Selwyn all manifest specifically religious features that are irreducible to other categories of explanation, such as economic categories.
While post-secular analysis often relocates Church ritual for a more generic gaze, Tivadar Palagyi confirms the anti-theatrical relationship in the Byzantine, quoting St John Chrysostom's view that 'This is not theatre here, and you are not sitting now in order to look at actors and to applaud them.