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.
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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...
SEBASTIAN PRESS OPENS NEW CYPRESS READING ROOM AND GALLERY AT CHRIST THE SAVIOR CHURCH IN ARCADIA VIEW MORE INFORMATION
NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR VOLUNTEERS! VIEW VOLUNTEER FLYER Sebastian Press has a new "Cypress Reading Room" located at our Christ the Savior Church in Arcadia. We are looking for volunteers to come and help with this new missionary endeavour. All ages are invited and welcome to volunteer! Please contact us at 626-289-9061 or email email@example.com
The Dynamic Earth Stamatis Skliris’ Vision of the Past, Present, and Future of American Natural Treasures
“Orthodox life, as expressed in its ascetic and liturgical tradition, helps man to confront and deal with his existential emptiness and his loneliness in a creative way. It does not allow us to avoid the loneliness of our human existence. Our role as a Church is to bring man out of his loneliness into a community in which he can fulfill and express his uniqueness within the Truth by way of communion. We are to be friends with all, as St. Isaac the Syrian says, but remain alone. Isaac continues to tell us, though, that there has to be a time without response, natural or super-natural. There is a need to have a presence of the world, in which emptiness exists, in order for the world to have a need for God and to seek out Truth. He says that instead of giving direct solutions to man’s problem, we need to give one the opportunity to take the risk of coming into one’s self, to attempt to come in contact with one’s hollowness and with death. To love Truth means to endure our emptiness and consequently to accept the reality of sin, corruption and death. Within the darkness of the grave will come the Light of the Resurrection and theInexpressible Comfort.”
+SK From the lecture: “Young People and Loneliness” 2nd International Orthodox Youth Conference Ecumenical Patriarchate “Members of the Church- Citizens of the World” July 11-16, 2007 http://www.ec-patr.org/youth/kofinas-eng.htm