March 18, besides being the feast of the great Father of the Church, Cyril of Jerusalem, is also that of (the Repose of) St. Nikolai (Velimirovich, also Velimirovic) of South Canaan Penna., Ohrid and Zhicha – “the Serbian Chrysostom,” diplomat, missionary, prisoner and torture victim of Dachau, and theologian in Pennsylvania and Illinois.  He lived 1881-1956, arguably a modern Father of the Church.  He’s the author of the voluminous Prologue from Ohrid (also Ochrid), a compilation of brief saints’ biographies, feast-day meditations, and sermonettes for each day of the year … as well as many other writings.

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  1. 1 St. Nikolai of Pennsylvania and the Balkans

    […] John Walker wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptMarch 18, besides being the feast of the great Father of the Church, Cyril of Jerusalem, is also that of (the Repose of) St. Nikolai (Velimirovich, also Velimirovic) of South Canaan Penna., Ohrid and Zhicha – “the Serbian Chrysostom,” … […]




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