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Saint Sava Cemetery in Jackson, California

The history of the oldest Serbian cemetery in America is related to the construction of the first Serbian Church on American soil and the important role of Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich.

Over the Highest Mountain

Author: Bishop Grigorije/Vladika Grigorije
Translated by: Teodora Simic

"Wherever the road may take you on your journey through that region, you would be most unlikely to see anybody at all, no matter nationality or creed. While highly unlikely, it is equally possible you might run into someone taking the same road. If you do, no matter their sunburnt faces, or tall and lanky build- common characteristics they all share- and no matter their faith, their eyes will leave you spellbound.

If you care to look long enough, you will notice they brim with deep sorrow and pain that no one has tried to help and soothe and heal". A singular, melancholic collection of stories, Over the Highest Mountain, written by Grigorije Duric, Bishop of Frankfurt and All Germany (formerly Bishop of Herzegovina), ranks him among the most gifted among Bosnia writers.

He Raised the People Up to Defend Orthodoxy I

He Raised the People Up to Defend Orthodoxy I
He Raised the People Up to Defend Orthodoxy I
He Raised the People Up to Defend Orthodoxy I
He Raised the People Up to Defend Orthodoxy I

In Memory of Metropolitan Amfilohije (Radović)

On Sunday, November 1, the Orthodox world bid farewell to Metropolitan Amfilohije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral, a bishop of the Serbian Orthodox Church and well-known theologian, who has found his last shelter before the Second Coming of the Lord in the Church of the Resurrection of Christ in Podgorica.

Although the archpastor died from complications from COVID-19, his preaching was that there is a virus that is far more dangerous…   

Hieromonk Vladimir (Palibrk) of Ostrog Monastery in Montenegro, headed by His Eminence, remembers his spiritual father, abbot, and metropolitan.

How the Holy Scriptures are repeated over and over again in our day

Vladyka was our abbot in Ostrog Monastery and the beloved archpastor-metropolitan of all our people. I am grateful to God that I could grow up at the feet of such a spiritual giant and accept ordination into the monastic priesthood from him. He was an outstanding theologian; one of the most educated modern hierarchs. He taught in Athens, in Paris, in Rome, and so on. Vladyka Amfilohije is our sun. For us, he was Heaven, incarnated on Earth.

After Secularization: Religious Faith in Modern Europe, Russia, and Asia

Author: Stephen C. Headley

After Secularization deals with the current place of religion in four regions: Russia, Indonesia (Java), India, and Western Europe. What factors allow religions a renewed expression of faiths in these cultures once the exported versions of the humanism of the Enlightenment and the humanism of post-modernity have failed to provide a strong hierarchy of values, a transcendence needed to hold society together? A humanism that seeks to isolate the individual from the imagined threats of collective religious belief convinces fewer and fewer people since the promised progress that was supposed to protect our planet is in fact putting it in peril. In Christian revelation, we respond with a faith that accepts our vulnerability as inner honesty and it provides us with the courage to overcome all the deaths that Christ faced down on the cross. The sacrifice of the Son of God makes a new sense of life on earth for those who have been discouraged by the failures of secularization. The icon on the cover of this volume  entitled “Weep not my Mother” is one expression of the meaningfulness of the sacrifice that redeems the despair of fallen lives.

Philosophical and Theological Question in Late Byzantium: George Pachymere's Paraphrasis of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite's De divinis nominibus

Philosophical and Theological Question in Late Byzantium: George Pachymere's Paraphrasis of Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite's De divinis nominibusBy: Christos Ath. Terezis & Lydia Chr. Petridou

George Pachymeres (1242-c.1310) is considered one of the most significant representatives of the Palaeolagan Renaissance in literature and arts, which provided a new style to the spiritual paths. His entire work radiates Aristotelian thought. Pachymeres presents the whole of the Dionysian corpus with a fascination for its internal formation encyclopedism.

However, his main contribution lies in the fact that he established the philosophical and theological requirements for a scientific and rational understanding of the sensible world as a renewed theophany, which is clearly compatible with the principles of the Christian faith.

This study focuses on George Pachymeres's Paraphrasis of Pseudo-Dionysius' De divinis nominibus, explicitly investigating the fourth chapter of the treatise, which according to Pseudo-Dionysius is entitled "On the Good, on the Light, on the Beauty, on the Eros, on the Ecstasy, on the Zeal, and on the fact that evil is not a being."

Language: English
Number of pages: 224
ISBN: 978-1-936773-67-1
Published: 2020

Source: sebastianpress.org

First school of Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia to open in 2021

First school of Serbian Orthodox Church in Australia to open in 2021The first school of the Serbian Orthodox Church is preparing to welcome its first students in an ideal environment in western Sydney on the feast day of St. Sava, on January 27, 2021. St. Sava College will operate in the suburb of Varroville under the auspices of the Serbian Orthodox Church.