St. Nikolai Velimirovich

Words of truth from one of the 20th century’s great saints. The particular connection between nature and humanity is quite striking.

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10 responses to “St. Nikolai Velimirovich”

  1. practicinghuman Avatar

    Holy St Nikolai, pray unto God for us that we may join in Christ’s triumph over death by dying to ourselves.

  2. pete Avatar

    Thanks for posting this. I always
    enjoy hearing about spiritual personae
    that I have never encountered before.

    I think what he is saying is that when
    we are disconnected from God’s will
    through natural cycles than we are
    prone to sin?


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  4. Valentina Lotens Avatar
    Valentina Lotens

    It is so true!
    Thank you Father for posting.

  5. Micah Avatar

    Participating in the divine life of God in the communion of saints is very much part of Eastern Orthodox praxis but this has been misinterpreted in the West — St. Nikolai is one of my favourite saints.

    Thank you for posting this Father Stephen!

  6. Jerry Cornelius Avatar
    Jerry Cornelius

    Father Stephen

    A question – do you know the name of the Church of Scotland Minister (Priest) with whom Nikolai Velimirovich corresponded? There was a small paperback published of their correspondences and I wondered if anyone knows the title?

  7. Jerry Cornelius Avatar
    Jerry Cornelius


    “Participating in the divine life of God in the communion of saints…” -Micah

    Wow, Micah – I always thought of participation in terms of Energies – but participating in the Communion of Saints as an expresion of the Divine Life of God, expalins some of the things that hae happened in the last few years – you have great insights and they are really helpful.

  8. Micah Avatar

    Good point Jerry. There can be no communion (less still full) without the Divine Energies. You don’t hear too much about the Energies in the West…

  9. Brian Avatar

    Many years ago a Pastor called my attention to the fact that all creation is alive and added, “Look under an electron microscope and you will see.”

    Indeed it is alive, suffering in silent alienation from the truth of its existence because of the multitude of my sins.

    Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

  10. Harlemite Avatar

    Father bless.

    Thank you so very much for posting this.

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