His Eminence Archbishop Makarios, presided over the Divine Liturgy at ST. MOSES THE BLACK MONASTERY DURING THE FEAST OF THE PATRON SAINT JOHN CHRYSOSTOM.
Today we celebrate the memory of the great holy hierarch and teacher of the Church, St. John Chrysostom Archbishop of Constantinople. He was very humble and not seeking any glory or honor, weak in body and plain in appearance, he was great in spirit and strong in faith.
So brothers and sisters in Christ let us learn not to fear suffering brought upon us by physical pain, emotional sorrow, or insults. We allow joy to abide in our hearts abundantly. Let us ask St. John Chrysostom for the gift of bright courage with which he himself went along his life’s path. Remember we have to embrace, forgive and love one another to be strong in faith.
May St. John Chrysostom intercede for us all.