Blessed Theophylact / St John Gospels
- Christ is Risen!
Fr Christopher Stade, the translator into English, and publisher
of Blessed Theophylact's Explanations of the Gospels, asked
me to post a message about a new web site where Blessed
Theophylact's Explanation of the Paschal Gospel reading, and
others, are posted.
Fr Christopher intends to post the entire yearly cycle plus feasts
and resurrection Gospels. The 'tidbits' from St John from the
Sunday of Orthodoxy and Palm Sunday and from Bright Week
are available no where else since Fr Christopher has so far only
published the volumes on the Gospels of Ss Matthew, Mark and
is the URL. It is the web site for St John Chrysostom Orthodox
Church in House Springs, Mo. I consider this my home parish -
where I was baptised, instructed by then Fr Constantine (later
Hieromonk Kallistos, founder of the Hermitage of the Holy Cross),
and prepared for ordination before Fr Kallistos' death in 1991.
Fr Christopher, Fr Seraphim Holland, several fathers of Holy
Cross, and Mother Theodora the candle maker (also now in
West Virginia), and many others around the country (and unworthily,
myself) are spiritual siblings / children of Fr Kallistos who is buried
on the grounds of St John's Church.
pr Mark Gilstrap