Church – home of the collective prayer

Church - home of the collective prayer
One can often hear some people say they do not come to the church for a collective prayer because they pray at home, on their own. That’s also where they light the candles and the cressets. In their defence, or to their praise, they say that God is everywhere; therefore it doesn’t matter where one ...

Forgive us…as we forgive

Forgive us...as we forgive
The Gospel Book is a call for peace and reconciliation, an inspiration to forgiveness. God said it clearly and concisely: “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”(Matthew 6:14) That is enough said for the rational people. The problem is that with all the envy and hatred, anger and ...

God wants our pure heart

God wants our pure heart
The Holy Gospel is the living and life-giving word of God. One need only submerge himself in this flowing and clear water of holy wisdom in order to experience the evangelical truth There is an ever present danger of us listening to whatever the Church ahs to say to us with a certain arrogance and ...

It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me

It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me
Тhe holy Apostle Paul sometimes offers milk to beginners in the faith when he feels that solid food would be too strong for them. Thus he writes to the Christians in Corinth: “I fed you with milk and not with solid food, for until now you were not able to receive it” (1 Cor. 3:2). ...

Saint Sava led us and directed us into the Kingdom of Heaven

Saint Sava led us and directed us into the Kingdom of Heaven
The Serbian Church is a church of Saint Sava; it lays on his foundations. In the light of the Sava’s will, we all need to re-examine our own views and views in relation to it, so that we can see how much we fit into the values of the Church and not how much it ...

Faith above all – Saint Sava

Faith above all - Saint Sava
When we celebrate the Saint Sava, we need to be receptive to the messages he is sending to us. Sava’s messages are as important to us, today, as they were vital to our distant ancestors, whom he was tirelessly trying to reach into their souls. Saint Sava sacrificed whole his earthly life, every blink of ...

Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right (1 Corinthians 15:34)

Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right (1 Corinthians 15:34)
Believe me, it is not easy for us, the priests of God Most High (Hebrews 7:1). We always have to sail against the current, against the wind and against the mainstream. For example: here in the Western World exists an insane pre-Christmas shopping frenzy. It has been already widely accepted that what surrounds Christmas has ...

Let’s get St. Nicholas back – Let’s return to St. Nicholas

Let's get St. Nicholas back - Let's return to St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas, the most celebrated saint among us, Serbs, was put through many transformations and with each of these unnatural and forced changes of his holy image he got distanced from himself and we got distanced from apprehending and celebrating this saint the way he deserves St. Nicholas is the “ideal of faith and an ...

There is nobody like us

There is nobody like us
During all these years that God gave to me, I have been to many parts of the world; I have seen all sorts of things, among which many different anomalies Last summer, blessed with a new status of a retired man, I had an opportunity to tour the land of Serbs for a much longer ...

God, a child – through our family nest comes to us

God, a child - through our family nest comes to us
∗I delivered this sermon far back as 1995. I find that it is current today as it was 23 years ago, however, I must elaborate on my claim at the time that there is no greater evil than television. Television is still evil, but the internet, with all of its challenges, can be more evil ...