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The Explanation of the Holy Gospel According to John

   
by Blessed Theophylact, Archbishop of Ochrid and Bulgaria
Translated from the original Greek by Fr. Christopher Stade

Volume IV of Blessed Theophylact’s Explanation of the New Testament

“Some maintain that the Orthodox—the rightly believing Christians—asked John to write about Christ’s eternal generation in order to refute certain heretics who had already begun to teach that the Saviour was merely a man. It is also said that when the saint read the books of the other Evangelists, he marvelled at the accuracy of their narratives on every point, and judged them to be sound and unbiased towards any of the apostles. But what the other Evangelists had not stated clearly, or had omitted, John clarified, developed, or added to his own Gospel, which he wrote thirty-two years after the ascension of Christ while living in exile on the island of Patmos.”
—“Preface by Blessed Theophylact”

CONTENTS

Introduction
The Life of the Evangelist John according to Sophronius
The Life of the Evangelist Luke, from the Synopsis of Hieromartyr Dorotheus, Bishop of Tyre
Preface by Blessed Theophylact
The Explanation of the Holy Gospel According to John
CHAPTER ONE
   Concerning John’s witness to Christ.
   On those who questioned John if he were the Christ.
   On the calling of Andrew, Peter, Philip, and Nathanael.
CHAPTER TWO
   Concerning the wedding in Cana.
   Concerning those who were driven out of the temple.
   Concerning Christ’s words, Destroy this temple.
CHAPTER THREE
   Concerning Nicodemus and Jesus.
   Concerning Jesus’ and John’s baptizing.
   Concerning the dispute over purifying.
CHAPTER FOUR
   Concerning the Samaritan woman.
   Concerning the son of the nobleman.
CHAPTER FIVE
   Concerning the paralytic who was infirm thirty-eight years.
   Concerning the Jews who sought to kill Jesus.
CHAPTER SIX
   Concerning the five loaves and two fishes.
   Concerning Jesus’ departure, lest they make Him king.
   Concerning His walking on the sea.
   Concerning the multitude who followed Jesus in boats.
   Concerning the multitude who sought a sign.
   Concerning the bread from heaven.
   Concerning the many disciples who left Jesus.
   Concerning Peter’s opinion of Christ.
CHAPTER SEVEN
   How the Lord went up esecretly to the feast.
   Concerning the Jews who marveled that Jesus knew letters, having never learned.
   Concerning the division of the multitude over Christ.
   Concerning the dispute between the rulers and Nicodemus.
CHAPTER EIGHT
   Concerning those who asked Jesus about His Father.
   Concerning Jesus’ promise of freedom to those who followed Him.
   Concerning those who said that Jesus had a demon.
   Concerning the Jews who sought to stone Jesus for placing Himself before Abraham.
CHAPTER NINE
   Concerning the man born blind.
CHAPTER TEN
   Concerning the good shepherd and the hireling.
   Concerning the questioning of Jesus as He walked in Solomon’s Porch.
CHAPTER ELEVEN
   Concerning the raising of Lazarus.
   Concerning the council of the high priests and Pharisees to kill Jesus.
   Concerning the words of Caiaphas.
CHAPTER TWELVE
   Concerning the woman who anointed the Lord’s feet with myrrh.
   Concerning the words spoken by Judas.
   Concerning the colt of an ass on which the Lord sat.
   Concerning the Greeks who approached and questioned Philip.
   Concerning the voice from heaven that was heard.
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
   Concerning the washing of the feet.
   Concerning the departure of Judas to betray Christ.
   Concerning the commandment to love one another.
   Concerning Peter who asked where the Lord was going.
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
   Concerning Thomas who knew not whither the Lord would go.
   Concerning the question of Judas Thaddeus to Jesus.
   Concerning the Comforter.
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
   Concerning the true vine, the husbandman, and the branch.
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
   Concerning Jesus foretelling what would happen to the disciples.
   Concerning His words, A little while and ye shall see Me.
   Concerning His words, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father, He will give you.
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
   Concerning Jesus’ prayer to the Father on behalf of the disciples given to Him.
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
   Concerning Jesus’ betrayal.
   Concerning the Jews who fell to the ground.
   Concerning Peter who cut off the hand of the high priest’s servant.
   Concerning Jesus when He was led away to Annas, Caiaphas, and Pilate.
CHAPTER NINETEEN
   On the scourging of Christ.
   Concerning the crucifixion of Christ.
   Concerning those who stood by the cross.
   Concerning the request for the Lord’s body.
   Concerning His burial.
CHAPTER TWENTY
   Concerning the resurrection of Christ.
   Concerning the appearance of Christ, first to Mary Magdalene, and then to the disciples gathered together.
CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
   Concerning Jesus’ appearance after the resurrection to Peter, and to the other fishermen at the sea of Tiberias.
   Concerning Jesus’ words to Peter, Feed My sheep.
Appendix of Heresies

Item Number: BKCP604
Publication Data: House Springs, MO: Chrysostom Press, 2007
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: x + 318
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.8 cm × 15.4 cm × 2.2 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 978‒1‒889814‒09‒4

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