Today we remember and give
thanks to God for John Chrysostom, Preacher. Given the added name of
Chrysostom, which means "golden-mouthed" in Greek, Saint John was a
dominant force in the fourth-century Christian church. Born in
Collect of the Day:
O God, You gave to Your servant John Chrysostom grace to proclaim the Gospel with eloquence and power. As pastor of the great congregations of Antioch and Constantinople, he fearlessly bore reproach for the honor of Your name. Mercifully grant to all pastors such excellence in preaching and fidelity in ministering Your Word that Your people shall be partakers of the divine nature; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.