Never in despair (2 Cor. 4 : 8) – On depression

Never in despair (2 Cor. 4 : 8) - On depression
In his apostolic message St. Paul touches upon a painful subject, something that wreaks havoc in many lives and makes them miserable: depression. In the past no one paid much attention to this illness as it often appeared slowly and imperceptibly, only to press its victim hard under its burden, but it was also known ...

Turbanization of Serbs

Turbanization of Serbs
“Do not listen to turbo-folk- die of natural causes”-Belgrade graffiti. I find myself in a very awkward situation when I need to write about something I do not like and I do not truly understand. And that something, that I do not like and do not understand, torments me, haunts me and disturbs me. It ...

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 ...

On Ecumenism from Another Point of View

On Ecumenism from Another  Point of View
Recently  we  see our church dignitaries parade all over this sinful planet walk, meet , sit with other religious dignitaries; hug and osculate; draw up and sign various resolutions; walk all over the world and bring various people to Serbia – and this, all in the name of Christian love and unity. It is not ...

There is neither male nor female

There is neither male nor female
(Gal 3: 23–29) In the epistle to the Christians on Galatia the holy Apostle Paul teaches us about the equality of all mankind before the Lord. “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28), he ...

Their clothes say, to God not to pray

Their clothes say, to God not to pray
Since I was a child, with fear and sigh, I listened to the beautiful spiritual, religious song, dedicated to the Holy Mother of God, in which we pray to our dearest Lady who always protected us, to give us protection, but now, “lo, the people decline.” The song  names various misdeeds of the people – ...

Do not lean out – Against spiritism

Do not lean out – Against spiritism
In times of crisis and faithless times – like today – no wonder that on the surface comes all that is dark and filthy, demonic and impious. More and more news that we are bombarded by the media come down to the blood and killings, rumors of wars, earthquakes, famine and disasters. The man lost ...

Orthodox Ecology: The Lord’s Earth and the fullnes thereof

Orthodox  Ecology: The Lord's Earth and the fullnes thereof
Every epoch carries its own burden and presents new issues to a man. This epoch, however, raises concern: how to preserve the nature, God’s creation, from ourselves, and our bare lives in it? It is not a rare sight and no wonder that on the streets of global metropolises we see people wearing masks or ...

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 ...