Learn more about the man known as “Serbia’s New Chrysostom”—Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic. Venerated as a saint by Orthodox Christians, Nikolai Velimirovic was an influential Serbian theologian in the early twentieth century, as well as a gifted teacher, orator, and writer. This concise volume offers an intimate look at his life and works, with portraits compiled by two men who knew him. Bishop Artemije and Vladislav Maevskii discuss Bishop Nikolai as a spiritual figure and contemporary father of the church, while sharing their own experiences and others’ testimony about him. Fill in a crucial part of modern Orthodox history with this tribute to a significant leader of the Serbian church, and get an inside look at the faithful ministry which earned the Serbian people’s respect and love.
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Nikolai Velimirovic (1880–1956) was born in Lelic, Serbia. He studied at the Seminary of St. Sava in Belgrade, and earned a doctorate in philosophy from Oxford, as well as a doctorate from the old-catholic faculty of theology of Berne. During World War I, he was delegated to the United States and England, where he gave numerous lectures promoting the unity of Serbs and South Slavic peoples. In 1919, he was consecrated Bishop of Žica. Arrested by the Nazis in 1941, he eventually emmigrated from communist Yugoslavia to the United States where he taught at a number of seminaries. He is now venerated as a saint by the Orthodox Church. Nikolai Velimirovic is also the author of Prologue from Ohrid, Prayers by the Lake, Thoughts on Good and Evil, and many more titles.
Bishop Artemije was born in Lelic, Serbia in 1935. He became a disciple of the Elder Justin Popovic from Celije Monastery, and was tonsured a monk in 1960. He then studied at the Theological Faculty of Belgrade.
Vladislav Maevskii (1893–1975) was born in Kremenchug, Russia. During the Russian Revolution and ensuing civil war, he joined the White Army as a staff captain. He then emigrated to Serbia where he enrolled in Belgrade University’s faculty of theology. Maevskii served as the secretary of Serbian Patriarch Varnava and as librarian of the patriarchal library of the Serbian Orthodox Church. He became well-acquainted with Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic while in Serbia. Following WWII, he immigrated to the United States and accepted a teaching position at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania.