03 October 2008

Patristic Quote of the Day

For we ought not as soon as we retire from the Communion, to plunge into business unsuited to the Communion, but as soon as ever we get home, to take our Bible into our hands, and call our wife and children to join us in putting together what we have heard, and then, not before, engage in the business of life. - St. John Chrysostom, Homily on Matthew 1


Chris said...

Does he actually use the word "Bible"? What does it say in the original Greek?

William Weedon said...


I don't have the Greek text, but I think it's online in the Migne collection. But I don't have time to hunt it down.