∼ Words from the Church Fathers ∼
‘You received divine grace from Heaven,
and by your own lips taught all to worship the One God in Trinity.
All-blessed, venerable John Chrysostom, deservedly, we praise you for you are a teacher clearly revealing things divine.’
Since it is likely that, being men, they would sin every day, St. Paul consoles his hearers by saying ‘renew yourselves’ from day to day.
This is what we do with houses: we keep constantly repairing them as they wear old. You should do the same thing to yourself. Have you sinned today? Have you made your soul old? Do not despair, do not despond, but renew your soul by repentance, and tears, and Confession, and by doing good things. And never cease doing this.
– St John Chrysostom