RepositoryLambeth Palace Library
Alt Ref NoCFR OC 256/2
Extent131 ff.
TitleIndividual Orthodox Churches: Serbia: Contacts: Serbian Bishops
DescriptionCorrespondence with and concerning Bishop Nikolai (Velimirovic) of Zhica.

Includes correspondence between Douglas, Kethleen Sitters and Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic re. Velimirovic wanting to receive copies of English church newspapers, 1938 (ff.1-5); correspondence re. the suggestion of awarding Velimirovic with the Lambeth Cross and the situation regarding Bishop Irinej Djordjevic, 1951 (ff. 6-7); letter from Sir Charles Peake addressed to W.H. Macartney, Assistant General Secretary accounting the discussions during the ceremonial visit of Patriarch Vikentije II to the British Embassy on Easter morning, includes responce from Macartney, 1951 (ff.8-11); correspondence re. the consideration of awarding Nikolai Velimirovic with the Lambeth Cross including discussion of criteria for the award and potential political repercussions of such an award, 1951(ff.12-13); letter of condolence addressed to Archbishop Fisher from Nikolai Velimirovic upon the death of King George VI, includes reply from the Archbishop, 1952 (ff.14-15); correspondence re. the suitability of Velimirovic for the Lambeth Cross award, 1952 (ff.16-18); correspondence re. the Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic Dinner at the Reform Club, Pall Mall 1952 (ff.19-21); correspondence re. inviting Bishop Velimirovic to the Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and re-consideration of awarding him with the Lambeth Cross as part of a private ceremony, after it was postponed in 1951, 1952-53 (ff.22-57); Christmas greetings exchanged between Bishop Velimirovic and Archbishop Fisher and Father Waddams, 1953-4 (ff.58-62); correspondence re. Serbian Orthodox Church representation at the Evanston Conference, 1954 (ff.63-68); Christmas greeting from Bishop Velimirovic to Father Waddams 1954 (f.69); correspondence re. arrangements of presenting the award of the Lambeth Cross to Bishop Velimirovic, 1955 (ff.70); correspondence re. the death of Bishop Velimirovic and criticism of the subsequent obituary in The Times and an announcement made by the BBC, 1956 (ff.71-83); correspondence regarding the organisation of and arrangements for a memorial service for Bishop Velimirovic, includes various addresses from the service and discussion of donations given for a Bishop Nikolai Memorial Fund, 1956 (ff.84-129); article on Bishop Velimirovic titled "An Unusual Bishop" from the Russian Orthodox Journal, dated June 1959 (ff.130-131).
LanguageEnglish, Serbian

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