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Saint George and John Chrysostom

Who Were Saint George and John Chrysostom

Who was Saint George

Saint George

The Emperor was a fanatic admirer of roman false gods so in 303 AD he issued an edict for persecution of the Christians living in all areas of the empire. Under Emperor’s authority George had to obey his commandments and kill Christians. Instead of that the young man stood fearlessly before Diocletian and resisted his edict. He tried to protect the Christians from persecution and death. This decision made the Emperor furious and he sent George to prison. There he was subjected to torments to deny his faith in Christ.

The martyr passed through the torture with the firm confidence in his Lord. He refused to deny Christ and was sent to other torments. He was tied to a wheel that ruptured all his body. During this ordeal he prayed, worshiped God and thanked Him for the opportunity to be a martyr for Christ. Then he was thrown in a pit full with quicklime to burn there, but he survived it. When people saw him alive in the pit all of them were shocked at the sight of that miracle and the majority praised God and believed in Jesus.

Then he was tormented again and thrown in prison. The Emperor was full of rage and didn’t understand what was happening. He thought that George was using some magic tricks to stay alive. So he decided to kill him. The night before George’s death he had a vision – the Lord came to him, comforted him and told him to stay firm and not to lose faith. So the next day George was brought in the temple of Roman false gods and the Emperor ordered him to worship the gods. George refused and was killed as a martyr. His life showed the Bible scriptures into practice:

Who will separate us from Christ’s love? Will we be separated by trouble, or distress, or harassment, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,We are being put to death all day long for your sake. We are treated like sheep for slaughter. But in all these things we win a sweeping victory through the one who loved us. I’m convinced that nothing can separate us from God’s love in Jesus our Lord: not death or life, not angels or rulers, not present things or future things, not powers or height or depth, or any other thing that is created.

Saint George also lives forth in the famous story:  Saint George and the Dragon.

Who was John Chrysostom

John Chrysostom John Chrysostom was born in 347 AD in Antioch. He received an excellent education with one of the most famous teachers at that time and he became a lawyer for a while. Then he began to examine the Christian doctrine and faith. He became a believer and went in the desert to pray and seek to know God.

John became a monk and wrote many sermons and proverbs. His sermons were so anointed by the Holy Spirit that people listened to him in awe and many of them surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. John Chrysostom was a very generous person – he donated his money to the poor and built many hospitals and shelters. That brought the hatred of rich class toward him and he was exiled. Despite that he didn’t change his way of life and until his death he continued to live for Christ. He wrote many discussions in which he explained the scriptures in the New Testament and gave moral precepts. He wrote many books that had a great value for the church of all times. With his godly life John Chrysostom won many souls for the kingdom of heaven.

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