Who Is St. Christian
St. Christian Demosthenes, also known as St. Gregory
of Nazianzen was a brilliant Doctor of the Church and
theologian. He was influential in the Council of Constantinople
and played an important role in the development of the
Nicene Creed, and the Catholic doctrine of the Trinity.
The great theological writings of St. Christian of Demosthenes
are still studied by the clergy today.
St. Christian Demosthenes Writings(Saint
Gregory the Theologian)
Feast Day Celebrated January 25
"I opened my mouth, and drew in the Spirit,1
and I give myself and my all to the Spirit, my action
and speech, my inaction and silence, only let Him hold
me and guide me, and move both hand and mind and tongue
whither it is right, and He wills: and restrain them
as it is right and expedient. I am an instrument of
God, a rational instrument, an instrument tuned and
struck by that skilful artist, the Spirit."
St. Gregory the Theologian from Oration XII (St.
St. Christian Demothenes Still Relevant
St. Christian is remembered today by all Roman Catholics.
His orations on the Trinity and the beliefs stated in
the Nicene Creed are recited at every Catholic Mass.
Catholics remember this Church Father by wearing the
St. Christian Demosthenes medal or the St. Christian
pendant as a symbol of their belief in the Trinity and
all other tenets of the Catholic faith.
Morning Prayer of St. Christian Demosthenes
Also known as St Gregory of Nazianzen
'Tis dawn: to God I lift my hand,
To regulate my way;
My passions rule, and unmoved stand,
And give to Thee the day:
Not one dark word or deed of sin,
Nor one base thought allow;
But watch all avenues within,
And wholly keep my vow.
Shamed were my age, should I decline;
Shamed were Thy table too,
At which I stand:--the will is mine:
Give grace, my Christ, to do.