The Gospel Commentary
"This book, The Gospel Commentary, represents a living link with tradition. It is a collection of homilies for the Sundays and feast-days of the church year, drawn from the Holy Fathers and customarily read in church. The book is not credited to its actual author, but rather ascribed to Saint John Chrysostom: such an attribution simply reflects the Church's esteem for Chrysostom as the most masterful and eloquent of scriptural interpreters. It is actually a compilation drawn heavily on Chrysostom, but also on other Fathers...it is reasonable to assume that (this work) is the compilation of Patriarch Philotheus of Constantinople, who drew the scriptural commentary from earlier fathers and added his own preface and conclusion to each chapter. Usually the preface is of a rhetorical nature and the concluding passage is a moral exhortation."
-- from the Translator's Introduction
The second printing of The Gospel Commentary is published in a red hardcover, large format (7 1/4” x 10 1/4”) edition, designed for ease of use on the choir during the church services. 697 pages, printed in black & red.
Translated to English from Slavonic by Hieromonk German Ciuba.
A audio CD is available, demonstrating the manner in which the homilies are chanted during the services (approximately 22 minutes). $5