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Quotes of Author: John-chrysostom

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And as in the time of building the tower [of Babel] the one tongue was divided into many; so then [at Pentecost] the many tongues frequently met in one man, and the same person used to discourse both in the Persian, and the Roman, and the Indian, and many other tongues, the Spirit sounding within him: and the gift was called the gift of tongues because he could all at once speak divers languages.

And as in the time of building the tower [of Babel] the one tongue was divided into many; so then [at Pentecost] the many tongues frequently met in one man, and the same person used to discourse both in the Persian, and the Roman, and the Indian, and many other tongues, the Spirit sounding within him: and the gift was called the gift of tongues because he could all at once speak divers languages.

Reference:   Homilies on 1 Corinthians, 35:1.


Author: John Chrysostom
Topics: Tongues
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Patience is the grace of the man who could revenge himself, but chooses not to.

Patience is the grace of the man who could revenge himself, but chooses not to.


Author: John Chrysostom
Topics: Patience
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No matter how just your words may be, you ruin everything when you speak with anger.

No matter how just your words may be, you ruin everything when you speak with anger.


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Whether or not our prayer is heard depends not on the number of our words, but on the fervor of our souls.

Whether or not our prayer is heard depends not on the number of our words, but on the fervor of our souls.


Author: John Chrysostom
Topics: Prayer-Time
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Patience is the queen of virtues.

Patience is the queen of virtues.


Author: John Chrysostom
Topics: Patience
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A comprehended God is no God.

A comprehended God is no God.


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Charity is, indeed, a great thing, and a gift of God, and when it is rightly ordered likens us to God Himself, as far as that is possible; for it is charity which makes the man.

Charity is, indeed, a great thing, and a gift of God, and when it is rightly ordered likens us to God Himself, as far as that is possible; for it is charity which makes the man.


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[We pray] not to inform God or instruct Him but to beseech Him closely, to be made intimate with Him, by continuance in supplication; to be humbled; to be reminded of our sins.

[We pray] not to inform God or instruct Him but to beseech Him closely, to be made intimate with Him, by continuance in supplication; to be humbled; to be reminded of our sins.

Reference:   Homilies on the Gospel of Saint Matthew, 19:4.


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By the cross we know the gravity of sin and the greatness of God’s love toward us.

By the cross we know the gravity of sin and the greatness of God’s love toward us.


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Please listen to me – you are not paying attention. I am talking to you about the Holy Scriptures, and you are looking at the lamps and the people lighting them. It is very frivolous to be more interested in what the lamplighters are doing… After all, I am lighting a lamp too – the lamp of God’s Word.

Please listen to me – you are not paying attention. I am talking to you about the Holy Scriptures, and you are looking at the lamps and the people lighting them. It is very frivolous to be more interested in what the lamplighters are doing... After all, I am lighting a lamp too – the lamp of God’s Word.

Reference:   Quoted in Jay Adams, Be Careful How You Listen, Solid Ground Christian Publishers, 2007, p. 81.