Sunday, September 20, 2009

John Chrysostom: Christ Present in the Assembly

It is not ourselves alone who participate in this assembly, but prophets and apostles as well - and the greatest thing of all, in our midst there stands Jesus, the Lord of all, in person. It was He, remember, who said, "Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." But if where are two or three are gathered together, He is in their midst, much more where so many man, so many women, so many fathers, and apostles and prophets are present.

- John Chrysostom (around A.D. 347 to around A.D. 407), Sermon 6 on Genesis, in St. John Chrysostom, Eight Sermons on the Book of Genesis, pp. 99-100 (2004), Robert C. Hill translator.