Saint John Chrysostom was born in 347 in Antioch, Turkey and became a Catholic priest and scholar. In 397, he was appointed Archbishop of Constantinople.
He is recognized as a Doctor of the Church for his contributions to Catholic theology. He is widely known for “The Eight Homilies Against Judaizing Christians”.
In part three of the first homily, he explained:
“The Jews say that they, too, adore God. God forbid that I say that. No Jew adores God! Who say so? The Son of God say so. For He said: “If you were to know my Father, you would also know me. But you neither know me nor do you know my Father”. Could I produce a witness more trustworthy than the Son of God?”
The entire source is posted on the Fordham University website, Fordham.edu.
In 405, Saint John Chrysostom was arrested and exiled by Byzantine Empress Aelia Eudoxia. He died two years later but was given the Greek name “chrysostomos”, (English: Golden mouthed).
This article is part three of “The Catholic View of Judaism” series:
Introduction: Jett & Jahn Media Presents “The Catholic View of Judaism”
Saint Hippolytus & “The Expository Treatise Against Jews”
Origen Adamantius & “Contra Celsus”
Saint John Chrysostom & “The Eight Homilies Against Jews”
Saint Thomas Aquinas & The Letter On Treatment of Jews
Saint John Capistrano & His Crusade Against Judaism
King Charlemagne & “Capitulary for the Jews”
Saint Gregory I & Papal Policy Toward Judaism
Pope Innocent III & Etsi non Displaceat (Though I Should Not)
Pope Honorius III & Generali Concilio (General Council)
Pope Gregory IX & Sufficere Debueret Perfidio (The Faithless Should Have Sufficient Work)
Pope Innocent IV & Impia Judeorum Perfidia (The Disrespectful, Deceitful Jews)
Pope Eugene IV & Dundum ad Nostram Audientiam (To Our Hearing)
Pope Nicholas V & Super Gregem Dominicum (Upon The Flock Of The Lord)
Pope Calixtus III & Si ad Reprimendos (If He Is Preventing…)
Pope Sixtus IV & Numquam Dubitavimus (He Never Hesitated To…)
Pope Paul IV & Cum Nimis Absurdum (Since It Is Absurd…)
Pope Pius V & Cum nos Nuper (When We Recently…)
Pope Gregory XIII & Sancta Mater Ecclesiae (Holy Mother Of The Church)
Pope Clement VIII & Cum Sapae Accidere (When The Wine Was Boiled…)
Pope Benedict XIV & Beatus Andreas (Blessed Andrew)
Conclusion: Modern Catholics & Judaism