John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor – September 13th
St John Chrysostom (d. 407, NE Turkey) (Relics: Rome, Italy; Florence, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; Moscow, Russia; Mount Athos, Greece)
First Class Relics
Cathedral of St George (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
Yavuz Sultan Selim Mh.
34083 Fatih/Istanbul Province, Turkey
*On November 27, 2004 a major part of the relics of St John Chrysostom and of St Gregory Nazianzen were returned to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople by St John Paul II and placed within this church.
St Peter’s Basilica
Chapel of the Immaculate Conception
*Also known as the Wedding Chapel or the Chapel of the Choir
*This is the third chapel on the left side of the nave.
*Some relics of St John Chrysostom rest below the altar within this chapel. In 2004 a major part of these relics were returned to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople.
Cathedral of Christ the Savior
ул. Волхонка, 15
119019 Moscow, Russia
*The skull of St John Chrysostom is enshrined within this church. It was gifted to this church in the 17th century.
Duomo di Firenze
*Relics of the following four saints are said to be within the sacristy.
*The skull of St John Chrysostom (Acquired in 1360), the arm of St Andrew the Apostle (Acquired in the 14th century), the arm of St Philip the Apostle (Acquired in 1205), and the finger of St John the Baptist (Acquired in 1419).
*It is said that this is the same finger that St John the Baptist used to point at Jesus when he proclaimed, “Behold the Lamb of God.”
Mount Athos, Greece
*The skulls of both St John Chrysostom and St Gregory Nazianzen are said to rest within this monastery. They are preserved within ornate reliquaries.