* St.John Chrysostom
- Dear members,
This is regarding, a query of Mr. Mathew C. G. in Message: 6 of Digest No.
1404, regarding the two names of St. John Chrysostom.
To my knowledge, John was his name as a layman. Iaonnes and Ivanios are
Greek forms of John. Chrysostomos, means "golden-mouthed" A simple woman,
who heard his sermons, gave him this title. He lived up to his famous name
from a very young age. He preached that what God wanted was not so much
golden chalices but golden souls. When Saint John Chrysostom truly departed
in peace, his last words uttered, were "Glory be to God for all things".
Truly, glory was brought to God through the life led by this gifted and
great saint, a life golden from youth.
Jacob P. Varghese
- Dear All,
we were reading several messages on discussing the
catholicate and patriarchate and i am sure that those
arguments will never converge and touch to any
conclusions as they are kept parallel today. the
re-establishment of the catholicate of the 3rd century
was done in malankara in 1912 for which there were
objections within the church. however it was made
right in 1964. still the confusion prevails.
in one of my old postings i just mentioned about the
establishment of a bishopate in Parumala seminary
which is the spiritual power for all our church
leaders, parishes all over the world and an undisputed
pilgrimage for all irrespective of cast, creed and
St.Greegorios of Parumala himself went to Jeruselam
and accepted the title of Jerusalem Patriarch in
silence. However; never agreed to the request of HH
Moran Peter III the Patriarch of Antioch to shift the
saint's stay to Jerusalem. saint's staying back at
Parumala resulted in the 2nd Jerusalem for us.
it is a common sight in Parumala that a bishop is
alway is visiting the sacred shrine.
as suggested in my earlier postings can we position a
bishop in that vacant seminary and re -establish the
title 'Jerusalem Patriarch' under the St Thomas
this would fulfil the desire of the saint to activate
the seminary as the spiritual centre for the church.
this should be the only place where no Christian shall
be denied of any sacraments because of the trivial
Dr.GeorgeK John, Sharjah.