Treasures New and Old: Writings by and about St. Nikolai Velimirovich

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Edited by Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic)
Publication Data: Alhambra, CA: Sebastian Press, 2010
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 167
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.8 cm × 15.1 cm × 1.0 cm
Additional Information: two-color printing, full-color illustrations
ISBN: 978‒0‒9719505‒9‒7

   
Edited by Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic)

Number 8 of Contemporary Christian Thought Series

“Before us is a book about a theologian, a minister, a missionary, a writer, a poet, an apostle, a saint, a man of dialogue: this book is about St. Nikolai Velimirovich, Bishop of Ohrid and Zhicha (1880–1956), who along with his many other attributes is regarded, with good reason, as an Enlightener of the Americas. The renewed interest in this man and his works has resulted in the materialization of this book for English-speaking readers who wish to become acquainted with this extraordinary person. The collected texts provide an extensive overview of his life, present important testimonies about his personality, and offer essential insights into his theology. The authors penetrate the depths of his thought with remarkable precision and also elucidate his actions. The authors agree that the appearance of Nikolai Velimirovich marks an era of change in the ecclesiastical and theological paradigm as a result of his spirituality, ecclesiastical work, and theological position. The amount of his written work alone is awe-inspiring (it comprises thirty volumes), and the task of specifying the content of the various themes is quite complex. The significance and relevance of his books are time-resistant; moreover, his works gain in importance each day.”
—“Foreword by Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic)”

CONTENTS

   Foreword
      by Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic)
Part One
The New Chrysostom Bishop Nikolai 1880–1956
by Bishop Artemije (Radosavljevich)
   The New Chrysostom
   His Life
   Literary and Theological Works
   A Contemporary Father of the Church
   The Translation of the Relics of the Holy Hierarch Nikolai
   The Veneration of Bishop Nikolai
   Epilogue by Bishop Athanasius (Yevtich)
Part Two
Testimonies
   The Greatest Serb after St. Sava by St. Justin (Popovich) the New of Chelije
   A Reflection on Nikolai’s Prayers by the Lake by St. Justin (Popovich) the New of Chelije
   Spiritual Heroism by Isidora Sekulich
   For the Honorable Cross and Golden Freedom by Slobodan Jovanovich
   A Universal Teacher of the Orthodox Church by St. John (Maximovitch) of Shanghai and San Francisco
   The Eyes of a Man Who Met God Face to Face by Milica Zernov
   The Blessing of Bishop Nikolai by the Very Rev. Alexander Schmemann
   Bishop Nikolai’s Prologue of Ohrid by St. Justin (Popovich) the New of Chelije
   The Death of Bishop Nikolai by Vladislav Maevskii
Part Three
A Century of Love
   A Century of Lessons in Divine and Christian Love
      by St. Nikolai Velimirovich
Part Four
Contemporary Testimonies
   The Theanthropic Ethos of Holy Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
      by Metropolitan Amphilochius (Radovich)
   The Christology of St. Nikolai, Bishop of Ohrid and Zhicha
      by Bishop Athanasius (Yevtich)
   St. Nikolai of Zhicha: A Contemporary Orthodox Witness
      by Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic)
   Appendix I: Prayer LXXV from Prayers by the Lake
      by St. Nikolai Velimirovich
   Appendix II: Preface to Serbia in Light and Darkness by Randall Davidson, the Archbishop of Canterbury
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