St. John Chrysostom’s Pascha Homily

St. John Chrysostom’s Pascha Homily


We listen to the Easter homily of St. John Chrysostom every year, but do we know what it means?  Why do we shout back, “It was embittered” in the middle of the night?  We contacted Dr. Bruce Beck, Assistant Professor of New Testament at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Director of the Pappas Patristic Institute, to offer insight to the Biblical references in the sermon.  Listen as Fr. Chris and Dr. Bruce discuss the nuances of our rich theology and one the most listened-to homilies.

But first, we have invited Despina Koulianos, a member of the Atlanta Metropolis Philoptochos, the women’s philanthropic arm of the Greek Orthodox Church, to share news of a camp for children on the Autism Spectrum.   This is a family event and will be held at the Diakonia Retreat Center, in Salem, SC on Memorial Weekend, May 22-25 2015.

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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher is the former President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and Parish Priest of Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.