O De Sacerdotio de João Crisóstomo Cenário in nuce para os tria munera e suas concretizações no Magistério desde o II Concílio do Vaticano

  • José Emanuel Rodrigues Félix Milheiro Amorim (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


De Sacerdotio is one of the most known and widely spread works by John Chrysostom. Written in the end of the 4th century, it represents a true spiritual legacy of the ancient Christianity. Most likely written in Antioch of Syria, De Sacerdotio approaches, as its title suggests, the ordained ministerial priesthood. In this Chrysostom’s work, we can find an authentic praise to the Christian priesthood, enriched by very beautiful and interesting images, both from the Bible and from the daily life. Therefore, starting from the life of John Chrysostom and the reading and study of De Sacerdotio, the present work tries to look at the ordained ministerial priesthood by proposing an embryonic scenario to the tria munera, as a fundamental tripod to the practice of the ordained ministry. In this way and after the three Christic munus have been highlighted in John Chrysostom's text, its achievements in the Magistery related to the ministerial priesthood, since the Second Vatican Council, are pointed out.
Date of Award24 Nov 2021
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorAlexandre Freire Duarte (Supervisor)


  • De Sacerdotio
  • John Chrysostom
  • Ministerial priesthood
  • Tria munera
  • Second Vatican Council
  • Papal magisterium
  • Curial magisterium


  • Mestrado Integrado em Teologia

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