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|Genre/Form:||Sermons Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
John Chrysostom, Saint, d. 407.
On repentance and almsgiving.
Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, c1998
|All Authors / Contributors:||
John Chrysostom, Saint
|Description:||xviii, 159 p. ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||1. When He Returned from the Countryside --
2. On Repentance, the Melancholy of King Ahab, and Jonah the Prophet --
3. Concerning Almsgiving and the Ten Virgins --
4. On Repentance and Prayer --
5. On Fasting and the Prophet Jonah, [the Prophet] Daniel, and the Three Youths --
6. On Fasting --
7. On Repentance and Compunction --
8. [On Repentance and the Church] --
9. On Repentance and Those Who Have Forsaken the Assemblies, and about the Sacred Table and Judgment --
10. A Sermon on Almsgiving.
|Series Title:||Fathers of the church, v. 96.|
|Responsibility:||St. John Chrysostom ; translated by Gus George Christo.|
Chrysostom's work reveals that repentance is an indestructible pillar of the All-Holy, Universal and Immutable Church of Christ. He believed that repentance is the liturgical tool that rejuvenates sinners and admits them into the life-giving Eucharist where they experience fully and dynamically the concrete presence of God.
In his introduction to the homilies, Fr. Gus Christo includes a succinct biography of Chrysostom within which he sets the homilies in their chronological context. He also provides an overview of repentance and discusses the ecclesiological nature of Chrysostom's theology.