Srećko Petrović

Research Interests:

Srećko is a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at the University of Belgrade (Serbia) and the editor of the Nicholai Studies journal. He is also the managing editor of the “Christian Sources” series published by the Christian Cultural Center “Dr. Radovan Bigović”. Srećko’s research interests include Patristics, the History of Christianity, Modern Orthodox Theology, Systematic Theology, Ecumenical Theology, and the History of the Ecumenical Movement. Srećko’s special interest is the legacy of St. Bishop Nicholai Velimirovich, “the New Chrysostom” — i.e. Velimirovich’s life and work, his theology, his pastoral activity, and his homiletical approach. Srećko’s main research at the moment is to examine lesser know aspects of life and thought of Nicholai Velimirovich, especially his attitude towards Western culture and society and his engagement and activity in the Ecumenical movement and international Ecumenical organizations. The main aim of this research is to establish a critical frame for writing a critical biography of Velimirovich, based on his original works and writings and proper contextualisation of his personality in the history of the 20th century.


“Bishop Nicholai Velimirovich and the Foundation of the World Council of Churches.” In V. Cvetković and D. Bakić (eds.), Bishop Nikolaj Velimirović: Old Controversies in Historical and Theological Context, 353–386. Belgrade: Institute for Balkan Studies SASA — Los Angeles: St. Sebastian Press, 2022.

“Some Aspects of Nicholai Velimirovich’s Soteriological Insights: A Moralistic or Existential Approach to the Question of Salvation?” In Z. Matić, R. Kisić and A. Đakovac (eds.), Place of Soteriology in Contemporary Systematic Theology, 61–78. Belgrade: Institute for Systematic Theology of the Orthodox Theological Faculty of the University of Belgrade, 2022 [in Serbian].

“Guideposts of the Holy Scripture.” Godišnjak, Year XXI, No. 21 (November, 2022): 75–81 [in Serbian].

“Is Nicholai Velimirovich the Author of the Book Words to the Serbian People Through the Dungeon Window?” Philotheos 20, No. 2 (2020): 260–303.

“Τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον in Mt 6:11 as ‘Our Super-Substantial Bread’: Echoes of Some Patristic Interpretations in Contemporary Orthodox Understanding.” Philotheos: International Journal for Philosophy and Theology 19, No. 2 (2019): 184–203.