Saint Nikolai Velimirovich the New Chrysostom of Serbia & Equal of the Apostles in USA & Canada (+1956)

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Saint Nikolai Velimirovich the New Chrysostom of Serbia

& Equal of the Apostles in USA & Canada (+1956)

Feast day: March 18

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Saint Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich: Serbia’s New Chrysostom

Source:

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/

http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/46256.htm

ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

A biography of Saint Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic, published in Belgrade in 1986, bears the title, Novi Zlatoust, A New Chrysostom…. Nearly thirty years earlier, Saint John (Maximovitch), who had been a young instructor at a seminary in Bishop Nikolai’s diocese of Zica, had called him „a great saint and Chrysostom of our day [whose] significance for Orthodoxy in our time can be compared only with that of Metropolitan Anthony [Khrapovitsky]. … They were both universal teachers of the Orthodox Church.“ In another encomium, Bishop Nikolai’s worthy disciple and preeminent Serbian theologian, Archimandrite Justin Popovic, extolled his teacher as „the thirteenth Apostle, the fifth Evangelist.“

Bishop Nikolai was born December 23, the feast of Saint Naum of Ochrid, 1880, the eldest of nine children. His parents, Dragomir and Katarina, were pious peasant farmers in the Настави са читањем „Saint Nikolai Velimirovich the New Chrysostom of Serbia & Equal of the Apostles in USA & Canada (+1956)“

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