St. Paul, personally

St. Paul, personally
“I make known to you”. These words are taken from the first chapter of St. Paul’s epistle to the Galatians As it happens, this epistle is one of the most personal that St. Paul wrote. “See with what large letters I have written to you with my own hand” (Gal. 6:11) he says at the ...

Saint Sava

Saint Sava
Everything that I would tell you about Saint Sava, has already been told and it has been told in a better way. If only it had been carved in stone, memorized and done. However, I will tell you about Saint Sava in a way that is unusual and that describes him to be like we ...

St. Prophet Elijah

St. Prophet Elijah
Preach, reprove, correct, and encourage (2 Tim 4:2) Many object-and sometimes I suspect they might be right- that I am very strict and negative; that I always object and criticize and give negative examples and that I never come before my people with praise. Once, one of my parishioners- now my former parishioner-told me what ...

Holy Maccabees 14/1 of August

Holy Maccabees 14/1 of August
In mid August, in the mid of scorching summer, we celebrate Maccabees. However, when we walk through this city in freezing winter days, sometime around Gregorian Christmas, in the window frames of the Jewish houses or even more noticeable in their synagogues and other buildings, we can see candleholders with eight lighted candles and we ...

Saint Mary Magdalene – Blessed Mary

Saint Mary Magdalene - Blessed Mary
It is Sunday today, dear brothers and sisters, the day of Resurrection of Jesus Christ and this day in itself is big enough holiday. Today, however, besides the Sunday, we also celebrate the feast day in memory of St Mary Magdalene – Blessed Mary, as our Serbian people call her. I think you know that ...

Holy Bishop Varnava Nastic

Holy Bishop Varnava Nastic
I have to admit the awareness that I had known, seen, and for a brief period of time, felt the same warmth of God’s sunlight and breathed the same air with a saint of Serbian origin fills me with joy and pride. I kissed his right hand and took away a gentle look of his ...

Protection of our Most Holy Theotokos

Protection of our Most Holy Theotokos
On the day of the Protection of our Most Holy Lady Theotokos, it is already cold around us. Dark rainy clouds are hanging above us and are coming down on our heads. Icy cold winds started blowing and are threatening to penetrate to our bones. We truly need warm, woolen clothes to protect us and ...

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas
Identity and essence of Saint Nicholas is true Christian love and Christian virtue of mercy, fortified and proven with sacrifices. Love and mercy-that is Saint Nicholas. Therefore, to talk about Saint Nicholas means to talk about Christian virtue of mercy. I tell you, Saint Nicholas is, to our knowledge of him and to Christian church ...

Saint John

Saint John
Saint John is the greatest saint ever, born to man and woman.  He bridges two human existences: Judaic and Christian. People picture him the way the Holy Scripture describes him-he had his raiment of camel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; (Mt. 3, 4) and his meat was locusts and wild honey. (Mt. ...