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The Explanation by Blessed Theophylact of the Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew

By: C. Stade
Narrated by: Nathan Williams
Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
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This classic Eastern Orthodox commentary on the Gospel of Matthew was written in about the year 1100 A.D. by Theophylact of Bulgaria, a brilliant and saintly Byzantine churchman. Blessed Theophylact distills the teaching of the early Church Fathers, especially St. John Chrysostom, in language that is profound, powerful, and direct. His commentary has remained a primary text on New Testament interpretation throughout the Christian East. Translated from the original Greek text.

©1992 Chrysostom Press (P)2014 Nathan K. Williams

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  • Myrtle
  • 08-03-15

Brilliant, except...

It actually appears to accuse the Mother of God of vain glory in the passage where the Mother and step brothers of Jesus send Him a message that they wish to speak to Him! I hope I am completely wrong, please correct me if I am. Truly I have no wish to be right about such a thing. The narrator did excellent work

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  • Yixiao
  • 15-12-17

There you have it, a thousand years new

Concise and terse sentences, absolute authority and persuasiveness. It says so much with so little- a stark contrast to mainline protestant commentaries which say so little with so unnecessarily much.
I resisted this recording for a long time-indeed what could it have to offer being written so long ago while there are an abundance of Gospel commentaries available? Well, apparently almost every single theological question I formulated during bible study classes and sunday liturgies are answered here. To say something is as relevant today as it was a thousand years ago is a cliche, but in this case it is true. The narrator does an excellent job with his calm seemingly monotonous reading, a book like this has a kind of sanctity that any kind of emotional reading would ruin.

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  • Mrs Sharp
  • 15-06-16

Excellent. Enriching. Nourishing.

I was very blessed by this book. Certainly one to listen to multiple times. Glory to Jesus Christ.

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  • Maxime Lesage
  • 29-11-18

Proper spiritual food

A sober reading by a Deacon of the Orthodox Church. The text is one of those gold nuggets of wisdom and enlightens the sometimes esoteric text of the Holy Gospel.

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  • David A. Conatser
  • 05-09-19

an Ancient Christian resource brought to our time

this audiobook presents not only the gospel of Matthew, but commentary that is nearly a thousand years old. For anyone who wants to understand the mind of the ancient Church, this offers valuable insight. I recommend the Explanation to anyone seeking to learn how to better understand the Gospel in its original context

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  • Alex Martinez
  • 14-07-19

One of my most valued books!

I loved this commentary by Blessed Theophylact on the Holy Gospel According to St. Matthew. I listened to it while I worked in my yard; it made the time go by so quickly! I found Blessed Theophylact to be very insightful. This is a must have for anyone who considers the Gospels to be more valuable than silver or gold. I would love to acquire his commentaries on the other Gospels.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 27-11-17

Excellent doesn't describe it entirely.

I learned a lot about what the Bible says in greater context, which is a huge benefit.

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  • Constantine
  • 09-07-17

Enlightening

Knowledge of the early fathers. Provides us the commentary for the Gospel of Matthew. A must have.

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  • EPH
  • 07-11-15

Explanation of Matthew by the blessed Theophylact

I enjoyed this book very much. The reader was great.. The material was very educational. a great way to disseminate the material!