Feast of St. John Chrysostom.

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      St. John Chrysostom, patriarch of Constantinople and one of the most learned men of the early church, is fêted on September 13 by the Roman Catholic Church. John, the son of the commander of the Roman imperial army in Syria, was born at Antioch sometime between 344 and 347, and he significantly influenced Christian thought during his lifetime. He was not called Chrysostom (Greek for “golden-mouthed”) until about 680. By that time, his reputation as one of the most brilliant orators of his age had survived him by nearly three centuries, and a church council decided to honor him by adding the name Chrysostom.