June 24, 2019

Homily on the Birth of John the Baptist (Leontios of Constantinople)

The following homily was delivered by Leontios the Presbyter of Constantinople around Christmas of 557, when on the 16th of December the Annunciation to Zechariah is commemorated. It has come down to us in only two manuscripts, and therefore only partially, as can be seen in the last paragraph. This sermon probably influenced the later sermon on the subject by Ps.-Chrysostom.

Homily 1

On the Birth of John the Baptist

By Leontios, Presbyter of Constantinople