How To Win Over An Atheist

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich “For such is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish men” (1 Peter 2:15). Brethren, it is difficult to argue with an atheist; it is difficult to talk with an unreasonable man; it is difficult to convince an embittered man. It […]

Christ and the End of Satan’s Dominion

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich “O thou enemy, thy destructions are come to a perpetual end, even as the cities which thou hast destroyed; thy memorial is perished with a roar” (Psalm 9:6). The enemy of the human race, the murderer of men from the very beginning, has used every weapon and intrigue against man. He […]

Heretic Theologians & The Good News Of Christ

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich The Lord said: “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” True repentance is not only to grieve over the sins one has committed, but it is a complete return of the soul from darkness to light, from the worldly to the heavenly, from me to God. What does faith in the Gospel […]

The Repetitious Character of Orthodoxy

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich In no other Churches are there so many repetitions, in no other so many symbols, as in the Orthodox Church. The whole worship is a continual repetition for thousands of years. In Byzantium was fixed the image of Christ, His mission, His worship. The whole system of belief and worship came, […]

On Amassing Wealth While Neglecting Grace

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich In ignorance, many people labor more to avoid suffering in old age and terminal illness than to avoid the torments of hell in the life after old age and death. Such was the case of an unmarried and avaricious man who, from year to year, and with ever greater passion, amassed […]

On The Eternal Reign Of The Saints

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich “But the saints of the most High shall take the Kingdom and possess the Kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever” Daniel 7:18 Abased and oppressed in the kingdoms of the world, the saints will reign eternally in the Kingdom of Heaven. The last on earth, they will rejoice as […]

Who Sold Joseph Into Slavery

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich Abba John the Short asked the monks: “Who sold Joseph?” [Genesis 37-50] One monk replied: “His brothers.” To that, the elder replied: “No brethren, rather his humility. Joseph could have said that he is their brother and could have protested to being sold but he remained silent. His humility, therefore, sold […]

Truth And Revelation

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich “Brethren, see to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to human tradition, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8). Brethren, do not let philosophy enslave us, which by conjecture, says that there is no eternal life nor […]