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John Chrysostom, Saint

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John Chrysostom, Saint

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  • Saint John Chrysostom
  • John Chrysostom

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  • 407


Bishop of Constantinople, 398 - 404, and saint. "Born to a rich family, John received an excellent education, esp. under Libanios and Diodoros of Tarsos. He became a monk and retired briefly to the desert, then returned to Antioch, where he was ordained deacon (381) and priest (386) and became a popular preacher. Invited to Constantinople to succeed Nektarios as bishop, John became involved in a series of political struggles, acting in opposition to court favorites (Eutropios), the growing power of the Arian Goth mercenaries (Gainas), the increasing influence of Alexandria (Theophilos), and Empress Eudoxia..." -Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium


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US LCNAF n 80001460

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ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families



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This record was created by Jessica Cebra on December 1, 2015.




LCNAF: https://lccn.loc.gov/n80001460
Baldwin, Barry, Alexander Kazhdan, Robert S. Nelson, "John Chrysostom," Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991, http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195046526.001.0001/acref-9780195046526-e-2617

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