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What St. John Chrysostom Wants Husbands to Say to Their Wives

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John Chrysostom (c. 347–407, Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος), Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father. He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders. The epithet Χρυσόστομος (Chrysostomos, anglicized as Chrysostom) means "golden-mouthed" in Greek and was given because of his legendary eloquence.


"Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a formulation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness." (St. John Chrysostom)


“When we teach children to be good, to be gentle, to be forgiving (all these are attributes of God), to be generous, to love their fellow men, to regard this present age as nothing, we instill virtue in their souls, and reveal the image of God within them.” -St John Chrysostom