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On the Road to Being

St Maximus the Confessor’ Syn-odical Ontology

Тhe present volume articulates a “dromic ontology”, based on the thought of Saint Maximus the Confessor. The meaning of this ontology is that being is not perfect in the beginning, but is expected to be realized after a historical trajectory (“δρόμος”) at the end of History.

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The Serbian christian heritage of America

The Historical, Spiritual and Cultural Presence of the Serbian Diaspora in North America (1814-2019)

The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People This book on Serbia’s Christian Heritage in Kosovo and Metohija, its heartland in medieval times and through Ottoman domination, is intended to introduce to a wide reading public the oldest and richest treasury of Serbian medieval history and culture.

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Martyr Sophia and her three daughters at Rome

The Holy Martyrs Saint Sophia and her Daughters Faith, Hope and Love were born in Italy.

Their mother was a pious Christian widow who named her daughters for the three Christian virtues. Faith was twelve, Hope was ten, and Love was nine. Saint Sophia raised them in the love of the Lord Jesus Christ. Saint Sophia and her daughters did not hide their faith in Christ, but openly confessed it before everyone.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Exaltation of the Holy Cross

he Feast of the Universal Exaltation of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross is celebrated each year on September 14. The Feast commemorates the finding of the True Cross of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ by Saint Helen, the mother of the Emperor Constantine.

In the twentieth year of his reign (326), the Emperor Constantine sent his mother Saint Helen to Jerusalem to venerate the holy places and to find the site of the Holy Sepulchre and of the Cross. Relying upon the oral tradition of the faithful, Saint Helen found the precious Cross together with the crosses of the two thieves crucified with our Lord. However, Helen had no way of determining which was the Cross of Christ.

University Award for a theological achievement

University Award for a theological achievement
University Award for a theological achievement
University Award for a theological achievement
University Award for a theological achievement

- I feel the Veselin Lucic Award as a full confirmation of the return of our Faculty of Theology into the framework of the Belgrade University system -  Mr. Vladislav Puzovic said.

The award of the Endowment of Veselin Lucic, which functions within the University of Belgrade, for the best scientific book of professors in  2017, i.e.  the monograph Russian Paths of the Serbian Theology, Education of Serbs at Russian Theological Academies 1849-1917, was handed over to Dr. Vladislav Puzovic, associate professor of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology of the University of Belgrade, in the solemn hall of the Rectorate of the University of Belgrade on 11 September 2018.

Church New Year

The first day of the Church New Year is also called the beginning of the Indiction. The term Indiction comes from a Latin word meaning, “to impose.” It was originally applied to the imposition of taxes in Egypt. The first worldwide Indiction was in 312 when the Emperor Constantine (May 21) saw a miraculous vision of the Cross in the sky. Before the introduction of the Julian calendar, Rome began the New Year on September 1.

Translation of the relics of St Alexander Nevsky

The Holy Prince Alexander Nevsky (in monastic schema Alexis) died on the return journey from the Horde at Gorodtsa on the Volga, on November 14, 1263, and on November 23, 1263 he was buried in the Cathedral Church of the Nativity Monastery in the city of Vladimir (Where there is a memorial to the holy prince. Another memorial is in the city of Pereslavl-Zalessk).

Veneration of the Prince began right at his burial, where a remarkable miracle took place. The saint extended his hand for the prayer of absolution (a written document placed in the coffin). Great Prince John (1353-1359), in his spiritual testament written in the year 1356, left to his son Demetrius (1363-1389), the future victor of the Battle of Kulikovo, “an icon of Saint Alexander.” The incorrupt relics of the holy Prince were uncovered, because of a vision, before the Battle of Kulikovo in the year 1380, and then they were sent forth for a local celebration.