A fundamental, patristic, New Testament commentary of the Orthodox Church
The first verse-by-verse Byzantine commentary of the New Testament to appear in English
This classic Orthodox commentary of the New Testament was written about the year 1100 A.D. by a brilliant and saintly Byzantine Churchman. His commentary has remained a primary text of New Testament interpretation throughout the Orthodox world of Greece, Russia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Blessed Theophylact distills the teaching of the earlier Church Fathers, especially Saint John Chrysostom, in language that is profound, powerful and direct.
The reading of The Explanation is indispensible... to the right understanding of the Gospel and consequently to the most exact practice of it."
—Bishop Ignaty Brianchaninov, from The Arena
Softbound. 328 pp.