Culture

A New Book from St. Herman Press

Elder Arsenie (Papacioc) of Romania (1914–2011) was a witness of the eternal truth of Christ, given by God to contemporary man. A man of deep prayer, he also possessed experiential knowledge of the ways of the world. Before going to the monastery, he had been a gifted athlete, a talented sculptor, a soldier, a mayor, and a prisoner of the Romanian Communist regime. Prison became a spiritual academy for him, and after his release he dedicated his life to God as a monastic. For the next six decades he would labor as a monk—in prison and out of prison. He became a beloved spiritual father, counseling the nuns of the Techirghiol Monastery and the multitude of faithful who flocked to his monastic cell. Drawing on his knowledge of the spiritual life and the workings of the world, he was able to guide people to a life in Christ, marked by activity, not philosophizing and speculation.

260 years of the Cathedral church in Sremski Karlovci

260 years of the Cathedral church in Sremski Karlovci
260 years of the Cathedral church in Sremski Karlovci
260 years of the Cathedral church in Sremski Karlovci
260 years of the Cathedral church in Sremski Karlovci

A great exhibition of тхе Cathedral of Saint Nicholas in Sremski Karlovci

The evening began with chanting of troparion to Saint Nicholas, the heavenly protector of the Cathedral church, which was performed by the Childrens’ choir of the Cathedral church, Slatkopojci, followed by the Mixed choir of the Cathedral church Saint Arsenije of Srem that  performed Oh, Mother of God, the Virgin, a prayer in honour of the Most Holy Mother of God, who has been performing miracles and still performs them through its miraculous icon in the Cathedral church.

The Serbian Christian Heritage of America

The Serbian Christian Heritage of America
The Serbian Christian Heritage of America
The Serbian Christian Heritage of America
The Serbian Christian Heritage of America

This monograph includes the Foreword from the Serbian Patriarch Irinej who just joyfully reviewed the draft copy of the book (see photo above)

The Life of the Evangelist Luke

Luke, a physician of Antioch, was not unacquainted with Greek culture, as is shown by his writings. He was a companion of the Apostle Paul and followed him in all his journeys to foreign lands. Luke wrote the Gospel to which Paul himself refers when he says, And we have sent with him the brother, whose praise is in the Gospel throughout all the churches (II Cor. 8:18). And in his letter to the Colossians he says, Luke, the beloved physician, greets you (Col. 4:14). And to Timothy he says, Only Luke is with me (II Tim. 4:11).

Luke wrote another excellent book entitled The Acts of the Apostles, a history which ends with Paul’s two-year stay in Rome, that is, in the fourth year of Nero’s reign. This leads us to believe that The Acts of the Apostles was written in Rome. The tale of the journey of Paul and Thecla, and every other fable, such as the baptism of the lion, should not be counted among the canonical Scriptures. For it is not possible that he who was inseparable from the Apostle should not have known of this act among all his other acts. Tertullian also mentions a certain elder in Asia at that time, a companion of the Apostle Paul, who, when it was proven in the presence of John that he was the author of this book, confessed that he had written it out of love for Paul. Some say that this is why Luke does not mention himself as the author. Whenever Paul says in his own Epistles, according to my Gospel (Rom. 2:16, etc.), it is clear that he means the Gospel written by Luke. But Luke learned the Gospel not only from the Apostle Paul, who was not with the Lord in the body at that time, but from the other Apostles as well. He himself clearly states this at the beginning of his work, saying, even as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses. Therefore he wrote the Gospel as he had heard it. But he wrote The Acts based on what he himself had experienced. Luke’s relics were taken up and carried to Constantinople, together with the relics of the Apostle Andrew, in the twentieth year of the reign of Constantius.

Holy, Glorious Apostle Thomas

The Holy and Glorious Apostle Thomas was born in the Galilean city of Pansada and was a fisherman. Hearing the good tidings of Jesus Christ, he left all and followed after Him. The Apostle Thomas is included in the number of the holy Twelve Apostles of the Savior.

According to Holy Scripture, the holy Apostle Thomas did not believe the reports of the other disciples about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ: “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into His side, I will not believe” (John 20:25).

On the eighth day after the Resurrection, the Lord appeared to the Apostle Thomas and showed him His wounds. “My Lord and my God,” the Apostle cried out (John 20:28). “Thomas, being once weaker in faith than the other apostles,” says Saint John Chrysostom, “toiled through the grace of God more bravely, more zealously and tirelessly than them all, so that he went preaching over nearly all the earth, not fearing to proclaim the Word of God to savage nations.”

Talija Art Company in Massillon, Оhio

Talija Art Company in Massillon, Оhio
Talija Art Company in Massillon, Оhio
Talija Art Company in Massillon, Оhio
Talija Art Company in Massillon, Оhio

By God's grace, St. George Serbian Orthodox Church in North Canton was once again able to host the Talija Art Company - this year in Massillon at the Lions Lincoln Theater.  Over 200 people gathered in the premier, century-old grand American Theater to enjoy live Serbian dance, music, and culture. This year’s performance was themed around the 100-year anniversary of Serbian victory in World War I.

Patriarch John of Antioch visited the National Museum of Serbia

Patriarch John of Antioch visited the National Museum of Serbia
Patriarch John of Antioch visited the National Museum of Serbia
Patriarch John of Antioch visited the National Museum of Serbia
Patriarch John of Antioch visited the National Museum of Serbia

His Beaitude John X of Antioch and All East visited the National Museum in Belgrade, accompanied by His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, on 12 October 2018.

The high Chuch dignitaries were welcomed by the Director the National Museum, Mrs. Bojana Boris Breskovic, with her coleagues, who showed to the Patriarchs and the honorable entourage a new permanent exhibition, which encompasses a huge chronological range from the dinstant Palaeolithic to the art of the 20th century. Collections Antique and the Middle Ages and Serbian painting of 18th and 19th century attracted a particular attention of the dignitaries.