The Essence of Christianity according to St. Nikolai Velimirovich

Posted By on December 23, 2019


St. Nikolai translated the Conversation with Motovilov, the disciple of St. Seraphim of Sarov, I think you know… He wrote a prologue. “While I was there,” he says… “in the West, in Europe, I read Adolf Harnack’s book, two thousand pages about the essence of Christianity. I finished the 2000 pages, but I didn’t manage to understand what the essence of Christianity is! “I read then St. Seraphim of Sarov’s conversation with Nicholas Motovilov which is half a page”, he writes in his prologue, “then I understood the essence of Christianity: the vision of the Holy Spirit!” This is the goal and the essence of Christianity! And he writes, it was characteristic to him, how to say it… in his own style… “While the West enriches the world with books, Orthodoxy enriches the world with saints!” One like those is St. Nikolai!

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  1. Then , Who enriches the world with Love ? That is Christ. The meaning and values of our whole life is to know him personally ,is the truth and meaning of our life in this universe. "To look thyself , know thyselfs , and then Love one another is the totality of evergreen Gospel. Surrounding with fragrance. "Reality replaces shadows." All will be onewith God Almighty. Holy Spirit penetrates in each other , another stage of spiritual goal. Emptiness!!! Thank you .

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  2. everyone around me is atheist and blasphemes constantly the name of Jesus and God is there a reason why i’m the only believer in my environment? i’m not kidding, i need answers why is this….

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