Let prayer accompany fasting and bring the refreshing benefit of God’s grace to a thirsty, weary soul! by St. Nikolai Velimirovich With fasting I gladden my hope in You, my Lord, Who are to come again. Fasting hastens my preparations for Your coming, the sole expectation of my days and nights. Fasting makes my body […]
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, […]
Obedience To The Church
by St. Nikolai Velimirovich Why is it necessary to listen to the Church and not listen to one man who thinks against the Church, even though he might be called the greatest thinker? Because the Church was founded by the Lord Jesus Christ, and because the Church is guided under the inspiration of the Spirit […]
Will There Be Salvation For All?
By St. Nikolai Velimirovich You would like for God to pardon all sinners of His Terrible Judgement. Are you again tempting Christ just like that enemy of God tempted Him on the mountain? “If you are the all-merciful Son of God, have mercy on Judas and Cain and all serious sinners, and I will worship […]
What Was Christ Writing On The Ground?
by St. Nikolai Velimirovich Bishop Nikolai, a gifted theologian combining a high level of erudition with the simplicity of a soul steeped in Christ-like love and humility, is often referred to as the “new Chrysostom” for his inspired preaching. As a spiritual father of the Serbian people, he constantly exhorted them to fulfill their calling […]