St. Nikolai Velimirovich’s Message to the Orthodox of America

Lest we forget that the “Serbian Chrysostom” is one of our great American saints.  Let us now turn our gaze from the East to the far West, i.e., to America. About 150 years ago Orthodox people of every nationality began to come to this New World, first daring individuals, then small groups, until in our […]

Ecumenism and the Agony of the Church

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich St. Nikolai’s attitude toward ecumenism is shown by his participation, as an Orthodox bishop and theologian, in the ecumenical meetings and dialogues between the two World Wars, and later he was present, as the accredited visitor, at the meeting of the World Council of Churches in Evanston, Illinois, in 1954. Bishop […]

On the Mystery of Priestly Ordination

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich “And when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them” – Acts of the Apostles 6:6 By laying their hands on the chosen faithful, the apostles consecrated bishops, priests and deacons. It is apparent from this that the Christian Faith is not only a teaching, but also a power. It […]

The Only Thing That Separates Us From God

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich Falsehood – and only falsehood – separates us from God … False thoughts, false words, false feelings, false desires – Behold the aggregate of lies that leads us to non-being, illusion, and rejection of God. Source Share the post “The Only Thing That Separates Us From God” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterestTwitterEmailBookmarkPrint

On the Evils of Technology

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich Many complain against technology. Many accuse modern technology for all the woes in the world. Is technology really to blame, or those who create technology and use it? Is a wooden cross to blame if somebody crucifies someone on it? Is a hammer to blame if a neighbor breaks his neighbors […]

God’s Obedience To Us

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich Speaking on a human level, Christ raised Himself to primacy in the Church, the world and human history by obedience. No one can be a good superior who has not gone through the school of obedience. Adam lost his power and primacy over the animals and the natural elements in the […]

Only Christians Can Know The Meaning Of Life

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich “Only Christians can know what the meaning of life is. Period. And the purpose is – the kingdom of heaven. The first words of Christ or the proclamation of this purpose, quote repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” His last words were, quote go into the whole world […]

Our Salvation is in the Hands of God

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich About how our salvation is in the hands of God “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but salvation is in the Lord” (Proverbs 21:31). We are obligated to prepare ourselves but our success depends on God. All of our preparation is only a proposal to God but the […]