St. Tikhon’s Seminary announces first annual St. Nikolai (Velimirović) lecture

South Canaan, Pennsylvania, March 11, 2021

Photo: Photo: St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary in South Canaan, Pennsylvania, recently announced the launch of an annual lecture in honor of St. Nikolai (Velimirović) lecture.

The inaugural lecture, “St. Nikolai: His Later Years,” will be given on March 23 by His Grace Bishop Irenej (Dobrijević) of the Eastern American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, the seminary reports.

St. Nikolai is one of the greatest saints of the 20th century. Known as the New Chrysostom for his penetrating preaching, St. Nikolai brought much comfort to the suffering Serbian Church during the years of the Second World War. He too suffered, being imprisoned for two years at the Dachau concentration camp.

St. Nikolai also served the Church in America, living at St. Tikhon’s Monastery from 1951 until 1956 and teaching at the seminary, for which he served as rector in the 1955-1956 school year. It was in the St. Tikhon’s Seminary building that this giant of Orthodoxy reposed on March 18, 1956, under suspect circumstances. The seminary chapel is dedicated to his memory.

Bp. Irinej is a graduate of St. Tikhon’s, where he wrote his M. Div. thesis, “Bishop Nikolai Velimirović: A 1921 Mission to America.”

The lecture will be live-streamed through the seminary’s YouTube and Facebook pages. It begins at 7:00 PM Eastern.

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