Prayers by the Lake,
by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich
Written in 1921-1922
Translated by Archimandrite Todor Mika
and Fr Stevan Scott
Published in 2010
by the Diocese of New Gracanica
and Midwestern America
Prayers by the Lake is a very powerful century (a collection of 100 texts). These texts are at the same time prayers/meditations/poems. They are spiritually very intense.
Little by little, you can discern how the texts are organized, especially as the author Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich (who wrote the famous Prologue of Ohrid) starts following Creation, and then following the Life of Christ.
In the following weeks, I will be sharing here passages that I particularly like. Nature has a very important place in the book.
I’d like first to include the prayer featured on the last page of the preface (p.viii):
And for today, this short passage.
If you are aware of the book I published. A Light to Enlighten The Darkness, you know my attraction to the them of light. Hence:
Be servants of the One who illuminates you with the sun on the outside and with Himself on the inside, and you will taste the sweetness of eternal youth.
HAVE YOU READ ANYTHING BY BISHOP NIKOLAI?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PATRISTIC TEXT ON LIGHT?