Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Guess whose day it is today!

For the spiritually-starved among you, here is a tasty saint of the day. St. John, named Chrysostom (golden-mouthed) on account of his eloquence, came into the world of Christian parents, about the year 344, in the city of Antioch. His mother, at the age of 20, was a model of virtue. He studied rhetoric under Libanius, a pagan, the most famous orator of the age. In 374, he began to lead the life of an anchorite in the mountains near Antioch, but in 386 the poor state of his health forced him to return to Antioch, where he was ordained a priest.
The rest of his life is a bit sad, so I will stop here. By the way,I wish people would call me "Chrysostom" - sounds much better than "Scrote".

1 comment:

Scriver & Barrus said...

So, Chrysostom, I looked you up and see that you are one of the Three Holy Hierarchs, together with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. If we could find someone to be Gregory, I would volunteer to be Basil. Though that seems like a sort of male herbal name. Do you think they'd mind if I slid it to Basilisk? Gregory seems like a common name, but he might want to drop the nasty Nazi bit.

I suppose a Golden Mouth is nice, but what about a Golden Scrote?

Prairie Mary