The Explanation of the Gospel of St Matthew by Blessed Theophylact
Volume 1 in the series; The Blessed Theophylact's explanation of the New Testament
A fundamental, Patristic, New Testament commentary of the Orthodox Church.
Blessed Theophylact was born between 1050 and 1060. Gaining renown as a preacher in Constantinople, this brilliant and saintly Byzantine churchman was sent to Ochrid and enthroned as Archbishop of Bulgaria about 1090.
His commentary has remained a primary text of New Testament interpretation throughout the Orthodox world.
In language that is profound, powerful and direct, Theophylact distils the teachings of the earlier Church Fathers, and especially of St. John Chrysostom, into a verse-by-verse commentary of the entire Gospel text.
A classic from the twelfth century.
This is part of a series of Blessed Theophylact's commentary on almost all of the New Testament.