The Saint was born at Antioch about the year 349. After a briliant course of studies he began to lead a life of austerity. He was ordained priest and labored in preaching, with great fruit. In 397 he became Bishop of Constantinople and allowed himself a true pastor striving to reform the morals of both clergy and people. he incurred the hatred of the imperial court and his work was undermined because of jealousy, and twice he was sent into exile:. Overcome by exhaustion he died at Comana in Pontus on 14 September 407. Because of his sermons and writings to explain the faith and to encourage the practice of the Christian life he was called John of the Golden Mouth.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, strength of those who hope in You, by Your will Saint John Chrysostom became renowned in the Church for his astounding eloquence and his forbearance in persecution. Grant that we may be enriched by his teaching, and encouraged by the example of his unconquerable fortitude. We pray this in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jakarta, 13 September 2017
A Christian Pilgrim