SAINTS OF MY HEART
THE FOUNDATION OF THE TRUTH OF ORTHODOXY
Saint Justin Popovich of Serbia (+1979)
All the truths of Orthodoxy emerge from one truth and converge on one truth, infinite and eternal. That truth is the God-man Christ. If you experience any truth of Orthodoxy to its limit, you will inevitably discover that its kernel is the God-man Christ. In fact, all the truths of Orthodoxy are nothing other than different aspects of the one Truth–the God-man Christ.
Orthodoxy is Orthodoxy by reason of the God-man, and not by reason of anything else or anyone else. Hence another name for Orthodoxy is God-manhood. In it nothing exists through man or by man, but everything comes from the God-man and exists through the Настави са читањем „The God-Man – The Foundation of the Truth of Orthodoxy – By Saint Justin Popovich of Serbia (+1979)“
USA OF MY HEART
Saint Nikolai Velimirovich the New Chrysostom of Serbia
& Equal of the Apostles in USA & Canada (+1956)
Feast day: March 18
Saint Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich: Serbia’s New Chrysostom
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)“
HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY
Serbian Easter Orthodox Song
Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!