John Chrysostom, Holy Days, and Holidays

John Chrysostom (photo by Joyce Thiel)

John Chrysostom (photo by Joyce Thiel)


'The Catholic Encylopedia' calls him "the greatest preacher ever heard in a Christian pulpit." The Protestant 'Christianity Today' referred to him as the "Early church's greatest preacher." Did John Chrysostom teach the Bible or traditions of men? What did he teach about the biblical holy days? What did he teach about New Year's, Christmas, and Easter? John Chrysostom was born in Antioch in 347 and died in exile in September 14, 407. Did early Christians, like the Apostle Paul, keep the biblical holy days? Did they keep Fall holy days? What did the Catholic bishop and saint Methodius of Olympus teach about the Feast of Tabernacles? Was John Chrysostom an anti-Semite? What did he teach about the Jews? Did Jesus keep the biblical holy days? Are biblical holy days the "times" warned against in Galatians 4? Should you imitate Jesus and the Apostle Paul or follow the teachings of John Chrysostom? Is the 'Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom' the original Christian liturgy? What days, if any, should true Christians keep today? Dr. Thiel addresses these issues and more.

A written article of related interest is available titled "John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople and Antisemite" URL:

Two free online books are available.

One titled "Should You Keep God's Holy Days or Demonic Holidays?" URL:

The other titled "Continuing History of the Church of God" URL: