A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

The Orthodox Church is a missionary Church; meeting a young missionary couple

In this episode of the New Pascha video podcast ministry of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, a young Orthodox couple, Josef and Effy Candelario, talk to Fr. Bratso Krsic about their missionary journey from California to Greece, Albania and Sweden.

Gospel in action and seeds of life

Djordje Popovic, founder of SAFKOS (Serbian American Foundation for Kosovo) and Vlada Vladic, founder of Vlada’s Seeds Of Life talk to Fr. Bratso Krsic about their inspiring endeavors to improve the lives of others.

Embracing each other with the supreme road to knowledge - love

Fr. George Gligich, St. Peter the Apostle Serbian Orthodox Church, Fresno, CA, and Fr. Daniel Kirk, St. Herman of Alaska Mission parish, Kalispell, MT, talk with Fr. Bratso Krsic about the supreme road to knowledge – love and other facets of contemporary Orthodox ministry.

Fr. Norman July Catechesis “Your sins are forgiven”

Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us the keys of restorative healing and synergy with God with words like these: “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you.” Saint John Chrysostom helped to prove it in his treatise that demonstrated if a man doesn’t suffer injury by his own hand then nothing or no one can harm him. In a time where so many derive self-worth from how they’re perceived by strangers on social media, while surveys show church attendance decreasing – well before the pandemic – Saint John’s words have never been more relevant and needed in order to bring a portion of God’s people back to Him in soul-saving humility.

Pursuing education - shaping image of Christ in our souls.

Deacon David Williams and Dr. Gaelan Gilbert (Reader Anthony), professors from St. Katherine University, a regionally-accredited Orthodox Christian institution of higher education in southern California, talk to Fr. Bratso Krsic about Orthodox education, challenges and opportunities in pursuing our goal – shaping image of Christ within our souls.

A Reflection by Fr. Norman for the Sunday of the Paralytic Man

The miraculous healing at the pool that takes place in the Gospel lesson for the fourth Sunday of Pascha is an example of something that’s been made abundantly CLEAR at this point in the life of God’s people Israel, though it’s not been abundantly ACCEPTED: the Messiah had come as THE FULFILLMENT of the Mosaic Law and the Prophetic teaching: Jesus Himself proclaimed it with those very words during His sermon on the mount.

We are not alone because we are of the Church - Fr. Bratso Krsic and Fr. Serafim Gascoigne

NEW PASCHA Crosstalk presents: Pastoral reflections of the clergy of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. This episode features Fr. Serafim Gascoigne, from Pokrov of the Theotokos parish in Seattle, Washington, and Fr. Bratso Krsic from St. George parish of San Diego, California.  These reflections are timely. They are permeated with pastoral insight, Orthodox Christian spirituality, and care. We are not alone because we are of the Church; we are united in the bond of love; God, Theotokos, and saints are with us.

Pastoral reflections on joys, challenges and spiritual growth amid new pandemic (COVID-19)

NEW PASCHA Crosstalk presents: Pastoral reflections of the clergy of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. This episode features Fr. Bratso Krsic from St. George parish of San Diego, California, Fr. George Elliot of St. Andrew Fool-for-Christ parish, Anderson, California, and Fr. John Suvak from St. John the Wonderworker parish, Eugene, Oregon. Their insights are uplifting and timely. They are personal testimonies from concerned and loving priests addressed to their flock and beyond. The Resurrection of Christ is the source of our renewal and life.

Пастирска брига и љубав испуњена пасхалном радошћу - разговор епископа са намесницима (II deo)

Спонтани разговор Епископа Максима са својим намесницима о.Видославом Вујасином из Портланда, држава Орегон и о. Марком Бојовићем из Џексона, држава Калифорнија.

Епископ и намесници су се дотакли пастирских изазова и брига за ближње и паству у време корона вируса као и саме улоге свештеника и његов бол у овом веома тешком периоду.

Пастирска брига и љубав испуњена пасхалном радошћу - разговор епископа са намесницима ( I део)

Спонтано укључење и разговор Епископа Максима са својима намесницима о. Драгомиром Тубом из Финикса, држава Аризона и о. Братиславом Кршићем из Сан Дијега, држава Калифорнија.

Пастирска брига Епископа Максима и свештеника према ближњима и пастви услед изазова у време пандемије корона вируса.

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Karl Malden

Karl Malden (born Mladen George Sekulovich; Serbian Cyrillic: Младен Ђорђе Секуловић; March 22, 1912 – July 1, 2009) is an Oscar-winning American actor, starring in such films as A Streetcar Named Desire and On the Waterfront, with the late Marlon Brando. He also starred in another blockbuster movie, Patton, before his best-known role, playing Lt. Mike Stone on the popular 1970s crime drama, The Streets of San Francisco. He also played Archie Lee Meighan in Baby Doll and as Zebulon Prescott in How the West Was Won both starring Carroll Baker.

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Publishing

The Church at Prayer

by Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra

Publisher’s note

Many readers of the addresses of Elder Aimilianos, which have been published in the five-volume series, rchimandrite Aimilianos, Spiritual Instructions and Discourses (Ormylia, 1998-2003), have frequently expressed the wish for an abridged and more accessible form of his teaching. In response, we are happy to inaugurate a new series of publications incorporating key texts from the above-mentioned collection. Other considerations have also contributed o this new project, such as the selection of specific texts which address important, contemporary questions; the need for a smaller, more reader-friendly publication format; and the necessity for editing certain passages in need of clarification, without however altering their basic meaning.

Above all, the works collected in this volume reflect the importance which the Elder consistently attached to prayer, spirituality, community life, worship, and liturgy. Thus the experientially based works "On Prayer", and "The Prayer of the Holy Mountain", which deal primarily with the Prayer of the Heart, appear first, followed by the summary addresses on "The Divine Liturgy", and "Our Church Attendance". These are in turn followed by the more socially oriented discourses on "Our Relations with Our Neighbor", and "Marriage: The Great Sacrament". Finally, the present volume closes with the sermons on "Spiritual Reading" and "The Spiritual Life", which in a simple and yet compelling manner set forth the conditions for "ascending to heaven on the wings of the Spirit".

It is our hope that The Church at Prayer will meet the purpose for which it is issued and will serve as a ready aid and support for those who desire God and eternal life in Him.