Aaron, his Office no Palliation of his Sin, 61.
Abel, unharmed by death, [2]273.

Adam, fall of, due to his slothfulness, [3]181, [4]195, [5]273.

Advent, the second, [6]180.

Adversity not really terrible, [7]290.

Afflictions, part of God's providential dealings, [8]182.

Ahab, God's mercy in dealing with, [9]95.

Angels, guard the dying Communicant s soul, [10]76; present at the Liturgy, [11]76; their character, [12]73.

Anger, ill effects of in a priest, [13]51.

Anomoeans, heresy of, referred to, [14]147.

Apostles, unity of their doctrine, [15]136.

Applause in church deprecated by Chrysostom, [16]223.

Aquila, friend of St. Paul, referred to, [17]150.

Arcadius, Eastern Emperor referred to, [18]245, [19]251, [20]252; embassy on behalf of Chrysostom, [21]308.

Aristides, referred to, [22]126.

Arius, his heresy, [23]66, n.

Armenia, severity of winter in, [24]293.

Arsacius, usurper of the See of Constantinople, [25]288.

Attendance at church, neglect of, rebuked by Chrysostom, [26]224, [27]225.

Atticus, usurper of the See of Constantinople, [28]302.

Ausis, Uz so called in the Septuagint, [29]165, n.

Babylas, St., removal of his bones ordered by Julian, [30]142; effect of this on shrine of Apollo, [31]143.

Baptism, clerical described, [32]165; called a "seal," [33]171, n.; requirements for right reception of, [34]167; sins hidden in, [35]168; different names given to, [36]160, [37]161.

Basil, his friendship with Chrysostom, [38]33, [39]34; entrapped by Chrysostom into ordination, [40]35; his remonstrances, [41]36-44.

Beauty, corporeal and spiritual contrasted, [42]102-104, [43]264.

Bishops, unsatisfactory mode of electing, [44]50, [45]53, [46]54, n.; difficult duties of, [47]58, [48]59; share the punishment of those on whom they lay hands suddenly, [49]63.

Bishopric, age at which men were eligible for a, [50]36, n.

Burial of the dead, a human instinct, [51]142.

Cæsarea and Cappadocia, Chrysostom's visit to, [52]299.

Cain more unhappy than Abel, [53]274.

Canaan, the woman of, referred to, [54]154, [55]216.

Childlessness not to be regarded as retribution for sin, [56]238.

Chrysostom. St., his friendship with Basil, [57]33, [58]34; his purpose to enter monastic retreat, [59]34; remonstrances of his mother, [60]34; entraps Basil into ordination, but avoids it himself, [61]35, justifies his conduct in so doing, [62]37, [63]38, [64]42-46, [65]49, [66]53; his conflict with the passions of the soul, [67]80; his despondency and alarm at the prospect of ordination, [68]81, [69]82; his reasons for adopting a secluded life, [70]81; protects Eutropius, [71]247; maintains the Church's right of asylum, [72]250, [73]251; his condition in exile, [74]293, [75]296, [76]297, [77]299, [78]300; appeals to Innocent Bishop of Rome, [79]307; his letters to Innocent, [80]309-313.

Chromatius, Bishop of Aquileia, Chrysostom writes to, [81]307.

Church (as a building) duty of bringing men to the, [82]225-227; a surgery for souls, [83]235, [84]236; (as the Christian body) various names of the, [85]256.

Circumcision, a name given to baptism, [86]161.

Communion, holy, the obligations which it lays on the recipient, [87]166.

Constans, Emperor, [88]124, n.

Constantia, wife of Gratian, [89]125, n.

Constantine, the younger, [90]124, n.

Contradictions, some supposed in the Gospels, how to be explained, [91]214.

Cross, signing oneself with the sign of, [92]171; the power of, [93]171; an offence and a blessing, [94]189; of Christ, prefigured and predicted, [95]202; in what sense desired by Him, [96]203, [97]204; why deprecated by Him, [98]205.

Custom, the power of, [99]164.

Cyriacus, deacon, emissary from Chrysostom to Innocent, [100]309.

Daniel, in the lion's den referred to, [101]225.

Daphne, a suburb of Antioch containing shrine of Apollo, [102]142.

David, his fall and repentance, [103]112; his treatment of Saul, [104]230, [105]231.

Deceit, when justifiable, [106]37, [107]38.

Demetrius, Bishop of Pesinus, emissary from Chrysostom to Innocent, [108]309, [109]310.

Demons, conduct of, at Gadara, and in the case of Job, specimens what their government of the world would be, [110]183, [111]184; powerless without God's permission, [112]197.

Departed, prayers for the, [113]76, n.

Despair, the devil's instrument to work man's ruin, [114]92, [115]93, [116]97, [117]106, [118]107.

Devil, the, evil by choice and not by nature, [119]197; existence of the, permitted for the sake of the Christian athlete, [120]197; only mischievous to the slothful, 198; used by St. Paul as an executioner, [121]189; why called "apostate," [122]188; why called "the Devil," [123]188; why called "the wicked one," [124]188.

Dignity, offices of, in God's kingdom entail responsibility, [125]62.

Diodorus of Tarsus, instructor of Chrysostom, [126]87.

Diogenes, referred to, [127]126.

Domestic cares described, [128]115.

Earnest of the Spirit, meaning of the, [129]261.

Eli, his inherited office no palliation of his sin, [130]61.

Elisha, his wonder-working sepulchre, [131]140.

Enemies, St. Paul's advice how to treat, [132]228; vengeance on, not to be invoked, [133]241.

Epaminondas, referred to, [134]126.

Eucharist, the Holy, teaching of Chrysostom concerning, [135]46, [136]47, n.

Eutropius, sketch of his life, [137]245-247; quits the asylum of the Church, [138]253.

Eve, her fall, her own fault, [139]194; the better for her expulsion from Paradise, [140]180, [141]181.

Evil, two senses in which the word is to be understood, [142]188; a form of, peculiar to each thing, [143]272.

Evils, inward not outward the ruin of man, [144]279; why permitted by God to come to extremity, [145]290.

Exile, no injury, [146]274.

Faith, different degrees of, [147]215, [148]216.

Festival days, large attendance at Church on, [149]226.

Flacilla, Empress, wife of Theodosius, [150]125, n.

Forgiveness of injuries, duty of, [151]229-232.

Gainas, Gothic general, demands surrender of Eutropius, [152]246.

Gallus Cæsar, reference to, [153]124, n.

God, not chargeable with our sins, [154]61; the patience and lovingkindness of, [155]93; His merciful dealings with Nebuchadnezzar, [156]94; Ahab, [157]95; Hezekiah, [158]105; the Ninevites, [159]105; His moral government of the world indicated, [160]184, [161]185; His ways past finding out, [162]186; language descriptive of, accommodated to human mind, [163]256-258.

Good, a greater power than evil, [164]191.

Goths, incursions of, [165]119, [166]125.

Gratian, Emperor, [167]125, n.

Gregory, of Nazianzus, his friendship for Olympias, [168]287.

Hadrianople, battle of, referred to, [169]119, [170]125.

Heaven, the joys of, [171]99, [172]100, [173]102; degrees of glory in, [174]111.

Hell, not made for man, [175]97; nature of sufferings in, [176]98, [177]99; degrees of punishment in, [178]111.

Hermione, a young lady beloved by Theodore, [179]87, [180]103.

Hezekiah, God's merciful dealing with, [181]105.

Holy Scripture, consolations of the, under all forms of trial, [182]219, [183]220; advantages of studying, [184]252.

Holy Spirit, invocation of, in the Liturgy, [185]76, n.; His enlightenment of the soul, [186]166.

Honorius, Emperor, Innocent appeals to on behalf of Chrysostom, [187]307; writes to Arcadius on behalf of Chrysostom, [188]308.

Hope never to be abandoned in this world, [189]97.

Houses, comparison of the, on a rock and sand referred to, [190]279.

Humility, the benefits of, [191]148.

Hunger, the best sauce, [192]276.

Ignatius, St., difficulties and dangers of his Episcopate, [193]137; personifies St. Paul's ideal of the Christian bishop, [194]136; his last journey to Rome, [195]139; his martyrdom, [196]139; miracles wrought at his sepulchre, [197]140; removal of his bones to Antioch, [198]140; meaning of his name Theophorus, [199]135, n.

Illumination, a name for baptism, [200]159, n., [201]161.

Incarnation, the, predicted, [202]205; reality of, how proved, [203]205; figurative descriptions of in Holy Scripture, [204]258-265.

Indolence, the mother of despair, [205]106.

Innocent, Bishop of Rome, Chrysostom appeals to, [206]307; appeal of, to Honorius, [207]307; Chrysostom's letters to, [208]309-313; his letters to Chrysostom and the Church of Constantinople, [209]313, [210]314.

Isaac, perseverance of in prayer, [211]240.

Isaurians, a predatory tribe, incursions of, [212]293, [213]299.

Jesus Christ, desired the Cross, [214]203; rebuked St. Peter, [215]203; His will identical with God the Father's, [216]204; His power equal, [217]218; the incidents of His passion recounted, [218]291; His sufferings a stumbling-block to many, [219]290, [220]292.

Jews, not saved by reason of their privileges, [221]280, [222]283.

Job, his thanksgiving amidst affliction, [223]183; consideration of his case a consolation in pain and peril, [224]195, [225]196; his ignorance of the reason of his afflictions, [226]195; his saintliness not to be urged as impossible for us, [227]197; his sufferings in mind, body and estate, [228]195, [229]196; his temptation contrasted with that of Adam, [230]194; the devil unable to injure, [231]255; unharmed by the devil, [232]273; his sufferings unmitigated, [233]294.

John, St., story of his meeting the robber-chief, [234]109.

John the Baptist, unharmed by death, [235]274.

Joseph, the removal of his bones, [236]142, [237]161; unharmed by afflictions, [238]294.

Jovian, Emperor, his death referred to, [239]124, n.

Judas Iscariot, his apostleship no palliation of his sin, [240]61; ruined by despair, [241]97; not benefited by privileges, [242]279.

Judgment, why all do not receive it here, [243]184; the last, observations on, [244]101, [245]102.

Julian, Emperor, referred to, [246]141, [247]142.

Kingdom, the heavenly, various ways of entering, [248]262.

Krates, Cynic philosopher referred to, [249]126, n.

Lazarus, parable of Dives and, [250]98, [251]236; not injured by poverty, [252]273, [253]278; his reward proportioned to his sufferings, [254]295.

Love, supreme, importance of in a pastor, [255]39, [256]40.

Lovingkindness of God, instances of, [257]94-96; inexpressible, [258]180.

Lupicinus, Bishop of Appiaria, emissary from Chrysostom to Theophilus, [259]310.

Man, his expulsion from Paradise more than redressed by God, [260]185.

Manasses, his repentance accepted, [261]95.

Manichæans, their heresy, [262]65, [263]205.

Marcion, his heresy, [264]65, [265]205.

Marriage, honourable, [266]113.

Maruthas, Bishop of Martyropolis in Persia, [267]302.

Meletius, Bishop of Antioch, his zeal for the sepulchre of St. Babylas, [268]143.

Modesty, the true female adornment, [269]169.

Mopsuestia, Theodore, Bishop of, [270]87.

Moses, held responsible though he had deprecated his office, [271]61; referred to, [272]106.

Mother, of Chrysostom, referred to, [273]122.

Nebuchadnezzar, God's merciful dealings with, [274]94, [275]95.

Nero, Emperor, referred to, [276]149, [277]152.

Nicæa, Canons of, [278]314.

Nineveh, men of, at the Judgment, [279]193.

Ninevites, their repentance accepted, [280]95, [281]105, [282]281.

Olympias, deaconess, treatise addressed to her, [283]269; sketch of her life, [284]287, [285]288; letters to and from Chrysostom, [286]289-303.

Omens, the folly of, [287]170.

Ordinations, compulsory, [288]35, n.

Pansophius, a Bishop, emissary from Chrysostom to Innocent, [289]309.

Pappus, a Bishop, emissary from Chrysostom to Innocent, [290]309.

Parables, lessons of, [291]96, [292]98; of the leaven, [293]192; of the sheep and the kids, [294]193; of the Ten Virgins, [295]193; of the unprofitable servant, [296]192, [297]193.

Paradise, the expulsion from, a mark of Divine love, [298]180; the loss of, compensated by greater blessings, [299]180.

Paralytic, the (a) by the pool of Bethesda, [300]211, [301]212; the (b) let down through the roof, [302]214; the latter not to be confused with the former, [303]215; faith of the latter, [304]216; reasons why Christ absolved him before healing him, [305]217.

Paul, St., his zeal and humility, [306]48; knowledge of the word of God essential to his work, [307]64; panegyric on his life and labours, [308]66, [309]67; what is meant by his being "rude in speech", [310]67; the power of his epistles, [311]68; his deference to popular suspicion, [312]79; his dealings with the Corinthian sinner, [313]96; his imprisonment at Rome, [314]149; his care for the Churches, [315]149; Epistle to the Hebrews quoted as his, [316]161; on the power of baptism, [317]161, [318]162; his imprisonment at Philippi, [319]225; compared to a training master of wrestlers, [320]228; his advice concerning treatment of enemies, [321]229; not injured by afflictions, [322]279; learned to rejoice in hardship, [323]295.

Paul of Samosata, his heresy, [324]66, n.

Paulus, a deacon, emissary from Chrysostom to Innocent, [325]309.

Peter, St., pastoral charge of Christ to, [326]39, [327]40; Bishop of Antioch, [328]138; his martyrdom at Rome, [329]139; "the leader of the Apostles," [330]167; rebuked by Christ, [331]203.

Pharetrius, Bishop of Cæsarea, an enemy to Chrysostom, [332]299.

Pharisee and Publican, parable of referred to, [333]147.

Phineas, referred to, [334]113.

Phoenician, story of a young, [335]107, [336]108.

Plato, his argument to prove immortality of the soul, [337]269, [338]270.

Poor, the, relish food more than the rich, [339]276, [340]277.

Poverty, no bar to piety, [341]168; good or evil according to the use made of it, [342]236; unable to injure the good, [343]274.

Prayer, perseverance in necessary, [344]153, [345]154; the power of, [346]237; slackness in reproved, [347]240; for vengeance on enemies rebuked, [348]241.

Preacher, the, his need of fluency, and constant study, [349]71; of indifference to praise, [350]70, [351]73; of indifference to slander and envy, [352]71, [353]72; the proper aim of his sermons to please God, [354]73.

Pride, the evils of, [355]148.

Priest, the Christian, greater than the Jewish, [356]48; power of the, greater than that of parents, [357]48; moral dangers which beset the, [358]49, [359]50; sobriety and self-control needful in, [360]51; his life contrasted with that of the recluses, [361]75-77; his need of purity, [362]76; his relations towards God, and his flock, [363]75; his social intercourse with the women of his flock, [364]78, [365]79.

Priesthood, supreme importance of the, [366]40; difficulties of the, [367]41; careful scrutiny of character needed for the, [368]42; sanctity of the, [369]46, [370]47; knowledge of the word of God essential for the, [371]64; not to be undertaken rashly or merely on solicitation, [372]62, [373]63; penalties when the office is ill-discharged, [374]64; enemies of the, [375]65, [376]66.

Priscilla, wife of Aquilla, referred to, [377]150.

Prodigal Son, parable of the, [378]96.

Punishment, the remedial discipline of temporal, [379]186.

Rachel, wife of Jacob, [380]238.

Readers, their lives contrasted with that of the priest, [381]75-77.

Rebecca, wife of Isaac, [382]238.

Redemption, our, by the blood of Jesus Christ, [383]170.

Regeneration, laver of, [384]161, [385]162.

Repentance, instances of, accepted, [386]94-96, [387]103-106, [388]108; ruined by despair, [389]92, [390]93, [391]97, [392]106, [393]107; five different ways of: almsgiving; forgiveness; humility; prayer; self-condemnation, [394]190.

Resurrection of Jesus Christ, evidence for, in the life of St. Ignatius, [395]139.

Rich, the, often pay less heed than the poor to Holy Scripture, [396]235.

Riches, good or evil according to the use made of them, [397]236; of no use in time of danger, [398]254; the evils of, [399]275-277.

Rufinus, chief minister at the court of Constantinople, [400]245.

Sabellius, his heresy, [401]66, n.

Saints, their presence wholesome for the wicked, [402]192.

Salvation, not profitable to the careless, [403]189.

Sarah, wife of Abraham, [404]238, [405]239.

Sardica, the Council of, [406]314.

Satan, his methods of warfare, [407]82; "I renounce thee" a Christian watchword, [408]170, [409]171.

Saul, accountable for his acts as king, though he had deprecated the throne, [410]61; king of Israel referred to, [411]113; his treatment of David, [412]230.

Seal, a name for baptism, [413]171.

Severus, a presbyter, emissary from Chrysostom to Theophilus, [414]310.

Sheep, parable of the lost, [415]96.

Sin, the only real object of fear, [416]254; the only real source of misery, [417]255; the only thing really injurious, [418]289.

Sinners, not rewarded according to their iniquity and why, [419]185; why they are left in the world, [420]191, [421]192.

Soldiers, secular compared with soldiers of Christ, [422]168.

Spirit, earnest of the Holy, meaning of, [423]261.

Stoics, the, referred to, [424]65, n.

Swearing, custom, sin, and danger of: conquest of habit of, [425]163, [426]164.

Theodore, of Mopsuestia, friend of Chrysostom, [427]87; letters to, [428]91-116.

Theodore, of Sicily, a usurper, [429]124, n.

Theodosius, Emperor, referred to, [430]119, [431]125; tries to force Olympia to marry, [432]287.

Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria, his intrigues against Chrysostom, [433]307, [434]309-311.

Therasius, Chrysostom consoles the widow of, [435]121-128.

Three Children, the, unharmed by trials, [436]281-283, [437]290.

Timothy, St., infirmities of, [438]295.

Tongues, confusion of, at Babel, [439]183; a mark of God's lovingkindness, [440]182.

Transfiguration, the, of Christ, described, [441]100.

Trials, benefits of, [442]212; Divine help under, [443]212, [444]213.

Tribigild, revolt of, [445]246.

Unmerciful servant, parable of the, [446]241, [447]278.

Vainglory, danger of in priests, [448]49.

Valens, Emperor, his defeat of the Goths, [449]119, [450]125.

Valentinus, his heresy, [451]205.

Venerius, Bishop of Milan, Chrysostom writes to, [452]307.

Virgin Mary, the, [453]239.

Virgins, of the Church, difficulties in the care of, [454]56-58.

Virtue, the, of anything, what is meant by, [455]272; of man, what it is, [456]273.

Wealth, the snares of, [457]126.

Widows, of the Church, difficulties in the care of, [458]55; St. Paul's instructions respecting, [459]122.

Women, intrusion of, into ecclesiastical affairs, [460]49.

World, only mischievous to the careless, [461]188; order in the natural, forbids our ascribing its government to Demons, [462]184.

Worldly honours, precarious nature of, [463]127.

Wrestling, illustration from the practice of trainers in, [464]228.

Wrongs, they who inflict them more injured than they who receive them, [465]274.

for pages 1 to 317
Top of Page
Top of Page