Saint John Chrysostom (greek: Ιωάννης ο Χρυσόστομος)
Archbishop of Constantinople. Doctor of the Church.
It is impossible, for example, to speak of either anthropology or Trinitarian theology in Byzantium without referring to Origen and to the doctrines of the great Fathers of the fourth century, whom the Byzantines recognizes as their teachers par excellence.
Пророчество о невозвращении Иерусалима иудеям
Вошедши в Иерусалим и увидев храм, Он [Христос] сказал, что «Иерусалим будет попираем язычниками, доколе не окончатся времена язычников» (Лк.21:24), то есть, время до скончания мира. Эту же угрозу Он произнес и о храме, сказав ученикам, что «не останется здесь камня на камне; все будет разрушено» (Мф.24:2); и, таким образом, предвозвестил совершенное разрушение и конечное запустение храма.
The Doctors of the Church said that property is theft
The sins of Christians, the sins of the historical churches, have been very great, and these sins bring with them their just punishment. Betrayal of the covenant of Christ, the use of the Christian Church for the support of the ruling classes, human weakness being what it is, cannot but bring about the lapse from Christianity of those who are compelled to suffer from that betrayal and from such a distortion of Christianity. In the Prophets, in the Gospels, in the Apostolic Epistles, in most of the Doctors of the Church, we find censure of the riches of the rich and repudiation of property, and the affirmation of the equality of all men before God. In Basil the Great, and especially in John Chrysostom, may be met judgments upon social injustice due to wealth and property, so sharp that Proudhon and Marx pale before them. The Doctors of the Church said that property is theft. St. John Chrysostom was a complete communist, though of course his was not communism of the capitalist or the industrial period. There are good grounds for asserting that communism has Christian or Judaic-Christian origins.[*]
[*] Gеrаrd Wаltег — «Lеs огiginеs du Cоmmunismе».