St. John Chrysostom was born circa 347 in Antioch. He served as a monk and priest in Syria for more than 10 years. The saint’s sermons clearly explained the Scriptures and earned him the title Chrysostom, which means golden-mouthed. He became bishop of Constantinople in 398 and later became archbishop and finally patriarch. The saint died in 407. He is a Greek father of the church and was proclaimed a doctor of the church in 451. St. John Chrysostom is patron saint of Constantinople.