Definition of Chrysostom, St John in English:

Chrysostom, St John

proper noun

  • (c.347–407), Doctor of the Church, bishop of Constantinople. He attempted to reform the corrupt state of the court, clergy, and people; this offended many, including the Empress Eudoxia, who banished him in 403. His name means ‘golden-mouthed’ in Greek. Feast day, 27 January.


Chrysostom, St John