Christ’s two births by John Chrysostom

“ “Who will recount his generation? (Is 58:8). Isaiah, it is said, was speaking of his divine generation. What, then, shall we say to Paul, who speaks of two generations and then adds “without genealogy"? He added the phrase “without genealogy” so that you would believe that he is without genealogy, not only according to... Continue Reading →

Christ with no Father and no Mother by John Chrysostom

“The Son of God has no father and no mother. But how? Yes, he is without a father according to his earthly generation; he is without a mother according to his heavenly generation. For he had neither a father on earth nor a mother in heaven. Without genealogy. Those who foolishly pry into his nature... Continue Reading →

St. Joseph’s holiness by John Chrysostom

“He himself has said what you needed to learn about him: that the Virgin was untouched by man until the birth. He leaves it to you to draw the obvious and necessary conclusion, namely, that this righteous man (Joseph), even after Christ's birth, refrained from approaching her who had become a mother in such a... Continue Reading →

Until she gave birth by John Chrysostom

22 All this took place to fulfil what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: 23 “Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son,and his name shall be called Emman′u-el”(which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took his wife 25 but knew her... Continue Reading →

Joseph undisturbed by John Chrysostom

“Joseph would not have remained so undisturbed, hearing from the angel the word "Virgin", had he not already heard the same word from Isaiah. For a man who had meditated at length on the words of the prophet, the miracle of a Virgin Mother ceased to seem novel and became something familiar.” John Chrysostom, Homily... Continue Reading →

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