Chrysostom sightings

The name Chrysostom crops up in some unusual places.

Here are a few. Please report any further sightings 🙂 in the comments below

A view of Chrysostom Street, in the suburbs of Perth, Western Australia

A view of Chrysostom Street, in the suburbs of Perth, Western Australia

What was Mozart’s full name? Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Chrysostom is Greek for ‘Golden Mouthed’ so perhaps it is understandable that there is a Chrysostom Family Dental Practice in West Columbia.

Mr and Mrs Chrysostom Lorton are characters in the splendid humorous novel poking fun at self righteousness – Augustus Carp, Esquire by himself. (Being the autobiography of a really good man). Mr Chrysostom Lorton lives in “Paternoster Towers a concrete testimony to the worth of his enterprise.”

Cyril Chrysostom, and his wife ‘Mrs Chrysostom’ are characters in the Utopian novel Through the Eye of the Needle by the American author, William Dean Howells.

Chrysostom Alacoque was the older brother of the great promoter of devotion to the Sacred Heart, St Margaret Mary Alacoque. He was later Mayor for life of  Bois-Marie.

Chrysostom Chukwuma is a talented 3 x 3 basketball player in Helsinki, Finland.

The former head of the Malankara Marthoma Church,  Dr. Philipose Mar Chrysostom, may well be the longest serving bishop in the world. He is also noted for his jokes and wisdom.

A photo of Folly Beach, S Carolina from Jared Chrysostom photography, of Folly Beach

A photo of Folly Beach, S Carolina from Jared Chrysostom photography, of Folly Beach

Chief Chrysostom Kihagi is a Kenyan chief from the Rift Valley area of Kenya.

Dr Sathiyaseelan Chrysostom (‘Dr Chrys’) is a doctor in the Hilltops medical centre, Milton Keynes, England, whilst Dr Jason Miller runs the Chrysostom Mental Health Service at Santa Paula, California.

Chrysostom J Anderson has published a book of devotions to the Infant Jesus of Prague.

In the Dark Age of Camelot Chief Chrysostom, a centaur, can be seen here.


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11 Responses to Chrysostom sightings

  1. Dr Engelene Chrysostom has been investigating finding explosives with laser beams at the Technishe Universitat, Vienna.

  2. “Chrysostom Hall is a freshmen-only residence hall of Manhattan College. Approximately 100 first-year students live together in this four-floor residence hall. As a resident of Chrysostom, you’ll make fast friends with other first-year students as you form a tight-knit community and make your way through freshman year together.” See:

  3. John Chrysostom Muyingo is currently (June 2018) Minister for Higher Education in the Ugandan Government.

  4. Zlatoust is a town of about 175,000 people in Chelyabinsk oblast, Russia. The city’s name is derived from the Russian translation of “Chrysostom.”

  5. Jordan Chrysostom is “6’3″ and can flush a basketball no problem…” He is a “Five-star prospect according to the Tennis Recruiting Network”

  6. John Chrysostom Segrue was a war correspondant for the News Chronicle who died of tuberculosis in Stalag VIII prison camp, Upper Silesia in October 1942, having been taken there after his capture in Yugoslavia.

  7. Ernest Thompson Seton, in his book, The Arctic Prairies (1912) recalls how Chrysostom Pichee killed three cow buffalo near Fort MacKay [in North East Alberta] in August, about 1896. No further buffalo have been sighted there since.

  8. During his wardenship of Manchester Parish Church in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century Richard Wroe had great influence in Manchester due to his high personal character, earnest piety, and persuasive eloquence, which earned him the titles of ‘silver-tongued’ and ‘the Lancashire Chrysostom’ (From Oxford Dictionary of National Biography)

  9. How lovely to see St John Chrysostom Church, Wallingford in the RC Diocese of Philadelphia being so inclusive – especially to people with special needs:

  10. The Nassau Guardian (Bahamas) announced in October 2020 the passing of: ASP Wilmore Chrysostom Dames. See:

  11. The Ugandan Daily Monitor announces “Bagwere cultural institution officials and government have set February 20 as the official burial date of the fallen Ikumbania, Bishop John Chrysostom Weyabire.”–3290802

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