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St. John Chrysostom (September 13) 

 
Known for his stirring sermons, John was named Archbishop of Constantinople. He reminded the wealthy and the privileged of the responsibilities to care for those less fortunate. He spoke out against injustice, even when it was found in the emperor's court. His eloquence brought him the name "Chrysostom," meaning "golden voice." After offending Emperor Arcadius and Theophilus, Archbishop of Alexandria, John was condemned and exiled. He died along the way to his banishment. His last words were, "Glory to God for all things."

 

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