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.
Revisioning John Chrysostom
: New Approaches, New Perspectives
Saint John Chrysostom
said: 'There is a sensible captivity when the enemy comes from outside.
presents five general reasons that bring temptation on us following the Baptism: 1.
is always celebrated on March 25.The most complicated Orthodox liturgy, the so called Kyriopascha, occurs when Pascha (Easter Sunday) coincides with the Annunciation (March 25).
." This work, written around the late fourth or early fifth century, is joyfully read at the end of every Orthodox pascal liturgy.
's Church in the Archdiocese, Damascus Highway.
So, love of money is a sort of engine that causes other undesirable attitudes which are detrimental to one's own relationship with people and even salvation (Saint John Chrysostom
What most disturbed monastic leaders was adolescent males being accepted as novices; adult men were considered unable to control their sexual desires for these "beautiful boys." John Chrysostom
, the Archbishop of Constantinople (397-407), virulently denounced homosexuality, but was virtually the only Byzantine cleric to do so and may have only done so because of unresolved guilt following probable sexual abuse as a student.
While he thus reveals a command of the key primary sources (especially helpful is his use of Christian sources, such as John Chrysostom
), it also means that he occasionally discards chronology.
Bishop Theophilus, contrary to the article, is not a Catholic saint, and indeed he's remembered as the persecutor of the much-loved Saint John Chrysostom
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.