Monday, November 24, 2008

Golden Throat, Harsh Tongue

This icon of St. John Chrysostom (c. 347-407), namesake of the church I serve, was painted and given to me by church historian Charles Frazee. As archbishop of Constantinople, John defied corrupt rulers and uplifted his people with magnificent preaching. He's also remembered for bloodcurdling denunciations of Jews. More ambiguity!

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