Friday, February 05, 2010

The Holy Head of St. John Chrysostom in New York

I pray that tomorrow I will get to venerate the holy head of the Church Doctor and Holy Hierarch Archbishop St. John I Chrysostom the Great of Constantinople, the most gifted preacher in the history of the Catholic Church. The following comes from the OCA website:
With the blessing of His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the head of Saint John Chrysostom, which is enshrined in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior, will be available for veneration in New York February 6-12, 2010.

The relic will arrive at the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia's Cathedral of Our Lady of the Sign, 75 East 93 Street, New York, during the celebration of the Vigil at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 6. Following the Vigil, it will be available for veneration by the faithful.
Melkite Troparion: Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom (tone 8)

The grace that shines forth from your mouth like a torch has enlightened the whole universe, bestowed treasures of generosity upon the world, and shown us the eminence of humility. While you teach us by your words, Father John Chrysostom, pray to the Word, Christ our God, that He may save our souls.

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