Explanation of Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew
A fundamental, Patristic, New Testament commentary of the Orthodox Church. This classic Orthodox commentary of the New Testament, was written in about the year 1100 A.D. by a brilliant and saintly Byzantine churchman. His commentary has remained a primary text of New Testament interpretation throughout the Orthodox world.In language that is profound, powerful and direct, Theophylact distills the teachings of the earlier Church Fathers, and especially of St. John Chrysostom, into a verse-by-verse commentary of the entire Gospel text.
Written 900 years ago by Blessed Theophylact of Ochrid, these commentaries distill the essence of St. John Chrysostom’s preaching—and that of other great fathers of the patristic era—many centuries before his own time. Blessed Theophylact has given us a “Bible study” of ancient and divine origin, untouched by contemporary opinions and discussions. It is in fact, timeless and has proven its value to every generation of Orthodox Christians during the past nine centuries. Translated from the original Greek by Fr. Christopher Stade. Softbound