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Welcoming the Christ Child-Book Only

https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-836xgd8r2s/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/150/3550/welcoming-2__07712.1605047007.jpg?c=1By: Elissa Bjeletich
Illustrated by: Jelena Jeftic

Journey through the Old Testament with 40 wonderfully illustrated Bible readings, one for each day of the Nativity Lent. These short, beloved stories from Scripture include questions and answers to encourage family discussion, and can be used any of time of year, to assist parents in their efforts to bring the Holy Orthodox Faith to life in their homes, increasing understanding and inspiring love for Christ and His Church. Old Testament events and prophecies—many of which are shown to point the way to the birth of the Christ Child—together with New Testament events leading up to and including Christ’s Nativity, all serve to help Orthodox families enter more deeply into the spirit of the Nativity Fast, and to celebrate the feast of Christmas with greater understanding and inspiration.

No Faith Is More Beautiful Than the Christian Faith

No Faith Is More Beautiful Than the Christian FaithBy: Bishop Danilo (Krstic), Hieromonk Amfilohije (Radovic) 

Penned by Bishop Danilo and Hieromonk Amfilohije, originally published in Serbian (in 1986) and now available in English for the first time, this Catechism book is a great introduction into the basic evangelical teachings of the Orthodox faith and life. Authors of this publication are offering this simple but existential gift to all. This wonderful book belongs to Christian Orthodox Catechism series and explores the mystery of faith in Old and New Testament.

Among many other questions, it answers these existential inquiries: What is true faith? Who is God? What is God like? Who is man? What is God’s revelation? What is the Bible, or the Holy Scriptures? What is the Old Testament? What is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil? Why is the Lord Jesus Christ called the God-Man? What did Jesus say on Saturday, the Sabbath? How does the history of the Church begin? It concludes with the chapter on the prayer life of the Church and the last days.

Fresco-paintings of the church at Smiljan started

Fresco-paintings of the church at Smiljan started
Fresco-paintings of the church at Smiljan started
Fresco-paintings of the church at Smiljan started
Fresco-paintings of the church at Smiljan started

With the blessing of His Grace Gerasim, Bishop of Gornji Karlovac, painting of the church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul in Smiljan started. The Serbian archpriest Milutin Tesla, father of one of the greatest scientists Nikola Tesla, served in that church as a parish priest. Nikola Tesla himself was baptized in that church in 1856.

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.