Often some unexpected misery bears down on us, and we vainly ask why. Only the Church 0305nicholai-zicha02of Christ knows that there is an underlying cause for every misfortune. The Church places all misfortunes into two groups: one, those that come upon sinners because of some old, unrepented sin; and two, those that come upon the righteous and serve, according to the words of Chrysostom “as a means of receiving a wreath, as was with the case with Lazarus and Job.”

St. Nikolai Velimirovic

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Guiding the Stewardship Committee, as part of the National Standing Committees of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the United States
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