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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.

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.

Stories from the Ghetto

Stories from the Ghetto
Stories from the Ghetto
Stories from the Ghetto
Stories from the Ghetto

The Ghetto”—that’s what, with a touch of sad humor, the people of Orahovac in Kosovo and Metohija call their town. Divided into two parts—the Serbian and the Albanian—the town really gives no cause for joy. Nevertheless, the Serbs who live there not only keep calm but also keep hope and faith in Christ, without which, as they say, life is meaningless. As a confirmation of our brothers’ faithfulness to Christ and their desire to live peacefully in their native land we offer our readers several accounts of Dejan Baljosevic, who lives in the Serbian enclave.

I’ll give you a rap on the knuckles”

Once before the International Day of the Disappeared, which is on August 30, I was charged with the task of making a list of families from Orahovac who had lost their loved ones during the war and occupation. These people were to go to Gracanica Monastery for the event, dedicated to the memory of the disappeared, in a coach accompanied by the International Committee of the Red Cross. The event was as sad as the occasion for this meeting of Kosovar Serbs.

Homily on the Beheading of the Holy Forerunner of the Lord, John

St. John the Baptist. Fragment. Alvise Vivarini, 1475Once Jerusalem and all Judea were astir with the news that a new prophet had appeared, never before seen, and frightening. This man called out to the crowd around him, “Repent!” The unrighteous in their fright said to the prophet, “Do you want us to give you gold? Just shut up, you’re wounding us, it’s like our consciences are gnawing at us.” “I don’t need gold, you generation of vipers,” the prophet answered. “I have what is more precious than gold.” The righteous also came to John and said, “Do you want us to give you gold for the lessons you have given us on how to be righteous?” John replied, “I am living and speaking with you, brothers, for your own sakes, and not for the sake of your gold. I don’t need it.” And so rumors were spread about John that he knows no fear and spares no one. And John even reproached the iniquity of Herodias, Herods’ wife. She too sent him gold, but the prophet wrathfully rejected the dirty adulteress’s gold.