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HIERARCH OF THE WESTERN AMERICAN DIOCESE
THE RIGHT REVEREND BISHOP MAXIM
OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
Assistants to Chancellor
Jovan Katanic, Vladan Radovanovic
Rev. Deacon Zoran Aleksic
Episcopal Secretary Aleksandra Ceko
Episcopal Deputy V. Rev. Protopresbyter Stavrophor Petar Jovanovic
Los Angeles Deanery
V. Rev. Protopresbyter Stavrophor Nikola Ceko
V. Rev. Protopresbyter Stavrophor George Gligic
Butte Deanery V. Rev. Protobresbyter Predrag Bojovic
San Francisco Deanery
V. Rev. Protopresbyter Stavrophor Slobodan Jovic
Phoenix Deanery V. Rev. Protobresbyter Dragomir Tuba
DIOCESAN ECCLESIASTICAL COURT
Right Rev. Bishop Maxim, President
V. Rev. Protopresbyter Blasko Paraklis, Secretary
Founded in 2006 and named in honor of a first American born Orthodox priest, Fr. Sebastian Dabovic, a pioneer of the Orthodox Church in the West, Sebastian Press is one of the largest and most active publishers of Christian Orthodox publications on the West Coast.
Our hard working staff seeks to fruitfully enrich and deepen the faith of Christians from all over the world with a variety of titles, embracing a diversity of Orthodox Traditions, while also presenting the works of Serbian theologians.
Sebastian Press is building its reputation for promoting high quality theological, historical, ecclesiastical, spiritual, hagiographical, iconographical, philosophical and patristic writings in its repertoire. Also, due to growing demand, we are giving special attention to the publishing of new titles for children, teens, and families, including video and audio programs.
The primary mission of Sebastian Press is to motivate and inspire its readers to seek a deeper union with the God-Man, through the written word of Orthodox Christian material, both on the scholarly and popular level, and to give glory to the life-giving Trinity.
His Grace Bishop MAXIM
His Grace Bishop Maxim (Vasiljevic) was elected Bishop of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South American at the regular assembly of the Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade, Serbia in 2006. Bishop Maxim is professor of Patristics at the Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade, and was teaching Christian Anthropology and Sociology at the University of East Sarajevo and Patrology at the St. Sava School of Theology in Libertyville, Illinois. His Grace Bishop Maxim graduated from the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade, in 1993. He completed his Masters of Theology at the University of Athens in 1996, and then three years later, in 1999, at the same university, he defended his doctorate in the field of Dogmatics and Patristics. He worked for one year on his post-doctorate in Paris and the Sorbonne in 2003-04, in the field of Byzantine History and Hagiography. During this time, he also delved in the theory and practical application of painting at the French Academy of Fine Arts in Paris. Bishop Maxim speaks Greek, French, Russian and English. He was the editor of “Theology” – Journal of the Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade. He also leads the Diocesan iconographical school inspired by Byzantine and Serbian medieval fresco painting and by Fr. Stamatis Skliris. Bishop Maxim’s scholarly books, studies, and articles include essays on Holy Fathers and Saints; he has also written on...
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You realize that you are in the midst of the mystery of life which has been bestowed upon you. You give thanks for that mystery. You do not arrogate it to yourself, because in that case you lose it.
If in a spirit of thanksgiving you give this mystery freely to others, as it was given freely to you, then you save your soul and preserve it unto life eternal by losing and sacrificing your life in that way.
You have to come out of the shell of your own self-love. To cease wanting anything for yourself. To say: I have greater trust in You who brought me into life than in myself. To You I abandon all my life and my hope. I am not telling You what to do. I am telling You to do what You want. For You brought me into life without my saying anything – since I did not yet exist. Now I dare to give everything, even my life, to You who bestowed it on me.