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Theophylact of Ochrid

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An inspired theologian and orator, he has left many homilies and, most important, a commentary on the whole New Testament (''Theophylactus completed extensive biblical commentaries on the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, and the New testament Epistles. There is also supposed to be a commentary on the Greek text of the Psalms and on the Prophets''), which has been has been treasured by Orthodox Christians ever since. The ''Patrologia Graeca'' has a long sermon on the cross, another on John the Baptist, and a third on the feast of the presentation.
The first English translation (and the first in any modern Western European language) of Theophylact's commentaries on the New Testament, The Explanation of the Gospels, is available from [ Chrysostom Press]. Work is underway to complete the English translation of his commentaries on the Book of Acts and the Epistles.
In his last years he moved to Thessalonica, where he reposed in peace; the exact year of Blessed Theophylact’s repose is not known, but the latest date that can be ascertained from his letters is 1108. The Serbian Orthodox Church, whose jurisdiction in later years came to include Ochrid and Macedonia, and other Orthodox Churches, commemorates Theophylactus as a saint, on [[December 31]].

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