The Scriptures as Sacrament
February 13, 2012 Length: 59:02Dr. Eugenia Constantinou, professor of theology at the University of San Diego, discusses how St. John Chrysostom's vocation as a pastor informed his biblical preaching. By explaining the historical and ecclesiastical contexts of Chrysostom's day and by summarizing a number of his scattered remarks about the Bible, Dr. Constantinou illuminates a number of otherwise puzzling features of Chrysostom's homilies and shows how they evidence his commitment to the value of understanding the Bible.
"I am the pastor of a Baptist church. Yet, I don't start my day without meditation, prayer, and scripture with this wonderful music playing. I have a deep admiration for Orthodoxy as you are the original church and gave us the precious jewel of the Holy Bible."