Homilies on Genesis
by our Father among the Saints, John Chrysostom
The creation of the sun, moon, and stars (“lights in the firmament of the heavens”) on the fourth day of creation (Gen. 1:14). (The plants are shown to have been already created on the third day.) Detail of a fresco at Suchevitsa Monastery, Moldavia, Romania, sixteenth century.
The Troparion and Kontakion to Saint John Chrysostom
Troparion in Tone 8 Grace shining forth from your lips like a beacon has enlightened the universe. It has shown to the world the riches of riches poverty; it has revealed to us the heights of humility. Teaching us by your words, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede before the Word, Christ our God, to save our souls! Kontakion in Tone 6 Having received divine grace from heaven, with your mouth you teach all men to worship the Triune God. All-blest and venerable John Chrysostom, we worthily praise you, for you are our teacher, revealing things divine!
The End Glory to God for all things!