A collection of 100 prayers written by St Nikolai Velimirovic (1880-1956), one of the most prolific writers in the history of the Serbian Orthodox Church, who impresses anyone familiar with his writings. Besides receiving the highest education available to a priest in Serbia before the First World War, he went on to earn doctorates throughout his life from universities all over the world- including those of Berne in Switzerland, Oxford in Britain, and Columbia in America.
Yet for all his scholarly learning, Bishop Nikolai never lost touch with the childlike simplicity of his Serbian soul; and it is this that makes his works so preciously unique. They reach into the heart, mind and soul of every human being who thirsts for God and hungers for what matters in the eyes of eternity.
Steeped in Christlike love and humility, but tempered by the tempestuous trials and tribulations endured by the Serbian people over the centuries, the colossal spiritual figure of Bishop Nikolai has dominated the realm of Serbian Orthodox Spirituality in the twentieth century.
His most famous disciple was the great Serbian theologian, hagiographer, and dogmatician Archimandrite Justin Popovich, whose innumerable works include a monumental three-volume theology of the Orthodox Church and a comprehensive twelve volume collection of the Lives of the Saints.