Definition of Chrysostom, St John in English:

Share this entry

Chrysostom, St John

Pronunciation: /ˈkrɪsəstəm/
(Circa 347–407), Doctor of the Church, bishop of Constantinople. He attempted to reform the corrupt state of the court, clergy, and people; this offended many, including the Empress Eudoxia, who banished him in 403. His name means ‘golden-mouthed’ in Greek. Feast day, 27 January.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: St John Chrys|os¦tom

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words