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Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica

   
Compiled by the St. Herman of Alaska Brotherhood
Translated by Ana Smiljanic

“Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica was one of the foremost elders of twentieth-centry Serbia. His counsels comforted thousands of people, especially during the dark days of Communism in Serbia, when every attempt was made to mock and undermine the Christian Faith. His words of peace, humility, and love were disseminated in the form of typewritten photocopies, cassette recordings, and through the testimony of his many spiritual children. [...]Although few people in the West have heard of Elder Thaddeus, his words and life provide essential insights for our times. He understood the extent to which the philosophy of the modern age has wreaked devastation on the soul of man: through war, environmental destruction and, most importantly, man’s turning away from God. Elder Thaddeus saw that the only cure for man’s illness was a return to a life centered on Christ the God-man, the only One Who can fulfill all of mankind’s needs.”
—“FOREWORD”

CONTENTS

Foreword
PART ONE
The Life of Elder Thaddeus
PART TWO
The Teachings of Elder Thaddeus
   1. ON THOUGHTS
   2. ON FAMILY LIFE
   3. ON HUMILITY
   4. ON SERVING GOD AND NEIGHBOR
   5. ON MONASTICISM
   6. ON REPENTANCE
   7. ON PRAYER
   8. ON LOVE
   9. ON THE FALLEN WORLD
   10. ON SPIRITUAL STRUGGLE
   11. ON THE FAITH
   12. ON INNER PEACE
   13. ON THE SPIRITUAL REALM
   14. A HOMILY ON THE DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
   15. REPENTANCE IS A CHANGE OF LIFE
   16. COLLECTED SAYINGS OF ELDER THADDEUS
Acknowledgments
Index

Item Number: BKP676
Publication Data: Platina, CA: Saint Herman of Alaska Brotherhood, 2011
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 212
Dimensions (l × w × h): 21.6 cm × 14.1 cm × 1.6 cm
Additional Information: black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 978‒1‒887904‒19-3

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