Removal of the Relics of John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople
St John Chrysostom’s removal of the relicts took place on January 27 in 438 AD, when St Theodosios the Younger had been Emperor for 30 years; he was the son of Arcadios and Eudoxia, who had exiled St John. The Archbishop of Constantinople at that time was Proclos, who had been the Saint’s disciple.
Grace shining forth from thy mouth like a beacon hath illumined the universe, disclosed to the world treasures of non-covetousness, and shown us the heights of humility; but whilst instructing us by your words, O Father John Chrysostom, intercede with the Word, Christ our God, to save our souls.
The holy and august Church is mystically gladdened today on the translation of your holy relics. Though She had kept them hid in concealment like precious gold, by thine intercessions She unceasingly grants to them that praise you, the divine grace of healing, O Father John Chrysostom.
We Also Celebrate Today:
- Peter the Righteous of Egypt
- Demetrios the New Martyr of Constantinople