Category Archives: St John Chrysostom

Pronouncing Chrysostom

We all like to hear our names pronounced correctly, and we are pleased when an effort is made to get the pronunciation right. So how do we pronounce our patron saint’s name? Chrysostom is a special word, coming from the … Continue reading

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2018 Veni Creator Spiritus: God Knows!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!  In 1939 the then Princess Elizabeth gave to her father, King George VI, a copy of a poem. It became famous when the King quoted it in his 1939 Christmas Broadcast. The poem,  God Knows is by, … Continue reading

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Celebrating 140 Years

We’re coming up to St Chrysostom’s Church’s birthday, so here’s some information about  the consecration itself By the 1870s Victoria Park and the local area had grown so much that it was decided it needed its own church. The site … Continue reading

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Giving mystery space

Following a recent conversation with Hector, a member of congregation, Fr Ian invited him to write a blog reflection on why he travels to St Chrysostom’s: On a Sunday morning when I was living in Crieff in Scotland I regularly travelled … Continue reading

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Two challenges of Chrysostom

In our recent celebration of our patron saint, St John Chrysostom, Fr Ian suggested two challenges for us today arising from Chrysostom’s life: St John Chrysostom came from a distant part of the Empire to the imperial city of Constantinople. He … Continue reading

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Chrysostom sightings

The name Chrysostom crops up in some unusual places. Here are a few. Please report any further sightings 🙂 in the comments below What was Mozart’s full name? Johann Chrysostom Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Chrysostom is Greek for ‘Golden Mouthed’ so … Continue reading

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St John Chrysostom in stained glass

We are so fortunate at St Chrysostom’s in having a delightful stained glass window of St John Chrysostom in the apse of the church – above the main altar. He is next to St Athanasius, another great teacher in God’s … Continue reading

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