Category Archives: Patristic Homily

Never be Thrown Away

From: Meditations and Devotions By Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman Section 3:2 God was all-complete, all-blessed in Himself; but it was His will to create a world for His glory. He is Almighty, and might have done all things Himself, but … Continue reading

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Before Our Father

A Patristic Homily on the Gospel Reading for today, Tuesday in the First Week of Lent, from the Catena Aurea of St Thomas Aquinas, using the words of Sts Augustine, John Cassian, John Chrysostom, and Pope Gregory the Great. Judaism has … Continue reading

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Lo, Mercy is Feasting.

A Patristic Homily for the Saturday after Ash Wednesday. From the Catena Aurea of St Thomas Aquinas, and the words of Sts Bede the Venerable, Cyril, John Chrysostom, Ambrose, and Theophylact. Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and … Continue reading

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Why Not Fast?

A Patristic Homily for the Friday after Ash Wednesday.From the Catena Aurea of St Thomas Aquinas, and the words of Sts John Chrysostom, Jerome, Rabanus, Augustine, Hillary. Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and … Continue reading

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Take Up and Deny

A Patristic Homily for the Thursday after Ash Wednesday.From the Catena Aurea of St Thomas Aquinas, and the words of Sts John Chrysostom, Basil the Great, Bede the Venerable, Gregory the Great, and Theophylact, and also of Origen, the Teacher … Continue reading

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Do not Display Yourself

For the Gospel for Ash Wednesday (Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18): A homily from the works of St John Chrysostom, Bishop. And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto … Continue reading

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