Translating the Tradition: Plagiarizing Chrysostom on the Rich Man and Lazarus

In which I plagiarize my favourite of St. John Chrystostom’s sermons on “The Rich Man and Lazarus”, which focuses on the leveling effect of an earthquake (no pun intended) and how the Christian perspective, seeing disasters as literal “acts of God”, can actually help us in our pursuit of holiness by prompting self-examination and repentance – and by revealing our roles in this life for the transitory contingencies that they really are. I touch in this sermon on my own experience of an earthquake, which I have documented on my own personal blog (here and here), for anyone interested.

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