Many times, we, the immigrants, have gone to other countries and not lost our faith and our character, but have often rediscovered and lived them better.
- Anonymous

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

Father Mateja Matejić

Mateja Matejić (born 1924) (Serbian Cyrillic: Матеја Матејић) - Priest of Serbian Orthodox Church, emigrant since 1945, and the Professor Emeritus of Slavic languages and Literatures at Ohio State University. Matejic graduated from the Slavic Department in the USA where he received his Ph.D.

Mateja Matejić is a founder of the Chilandar scientific project at the Ohio State University in Columbus, where he has been teaching Slavic languages since 1968. He is a founder and director of the publishing house Kosovo, as well as the editor of the Path of Orthodoxy magazine.

This renowned translator and anthologist (of the Medieval and foreign poetry) and author of several books of poems best spread the spiritual tradition of the Serbian Orthodox people around the world by means of his two books: An Anthology of Medieval Serbian Literature (as co-author), The Holy Mount and Hilandar monastery.

In September 2000, the V. Rev. Dr. Mateja Matejic, founder of the Hilandar Research Library at Ohio State and the first director of the Resource Center for Medieval Slavic Studies, received two awards from the Serbian Orthodox Church. The first was the St. Sava Medal, the Serbian Church's highest award, which was presented to him in Ohio. The next day, in Belgrade, a Gramata from Patriarch Pavle of the Serbian Orthodox Church was also read and awarded.

Selected Bibliography:

  • Na stazama izbeglickim: srpsko pesnistvo u izbeglistvu 1945-1968 (On Exile Paths: Serbian Poetry Diaspora 1945-1968) in Serbian co-author Bor. M. Karapandzic (1969)
  • A Brief History of the Russian Orthodox Church in English
  • Biography of Saint Sava in English (1976)
  • An Anthology of Medieval Serbian Literature in English co-author Dragan Milivojevic (1978)
  • The Holy Mount and Hilandar Monastery in English (1983)
  • Relationship between the Russian and the Serbian Churches through the centuries in English {1988]
  • Kosovo and Vidovdan After Six Hundred Years in English (1992)
  • Troubles in Chiiandar in Serbian (1994)
  • Scriptural instructions for Christian life in English (1997)
  • Hilandar manuscript / Hilandarski rukopis in English and Serbian (1998)
  • Remaining Unchanged in Serbian (1998)
  • The oldest Christian liturgy in English (1999)
  • A festschrift for Leon Twarog in English co-editor Irene Masing-Delic (2001)

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Vladimir Pištalo

Vladimir Pištalo (Serbian Cyrillic: Владимир Пиштало) (born 1960 in Sarajevo) is a Serbian writer, most notably winning the 2008 NIN Prize for the year's best novel - Tesla, Portrait among Masks.

Vladimir Pištalo graduated from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law and earned his doctorate at the University of New Hampshire under the theme of the identity of numerous Serbian immigrants. He now works at Becker College in Brewster, Massachusetts where he teaches World and US history.

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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.