Archbishop. Scholar. Power Broker. Doctor of the Church. All of these words could be used to describe St. John Chrysostom (c. 349-407). But despite all his talents and influence, Chrysostom’s life story could more accurately be seen as a reflection of Paul’s statement that believers hold a vast treasure in an earthen vessel (2 Corinthians 4:7).
John was born to a Christian mother and pagan father in Antioch, where he studied law and theology. He was on track to become a successful...
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