Nicholai Velimirovich

Nicholai Velimirovich
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St. Nicholai Velimirovich was born in 1880 in lelich, Serbia. He learned piety from his motherHe asked God to relieve him of his frequent childhood illnesses, and in gratitude, he devoted his life to the God's service. During the First World War, he travelled to plead for the cause of the Serbs. During World War II, St. Nicholai, now a bishop, was captured and tortured in the death camp at Dachau. After the liberation of the camp by American troops, he came to America. He spent a great deal of time at the seminaries in the United States, particularly St. Tikhon's in South Canaan PA, teaching, writing, and ministering to the people. He also spent a great deal of time at the Libertyville Monastery in Illinois. St. Nicholai was a humble man of great eloquence, a brilliant mind, and a tremendous love for his homeland. He fell-asleep in the Lord in 1956 and was buried at the Libertyville monastery before beinf moved to his homeland.
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