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V. Rev. Fr. Dr. Milos  M. Vesin

Milos Vesin was born February 25, 1956, to father Marinko, a literature professor, publicist and writer; and mother Nada Vesin, an economist. After attending school in Novi Sad, he attended St. Arsenije Serbian Orthodox Seminary in Sremski Karlovci, Serbia, graduating in 1975. He then attended *Isidor Bajic* music school, majoring in solo-singing, and studying under Professor Teodor Dinjaski. He also had private music study with European concert singer and Vocal Pedagogue Professer Jelka-Stamatovic-Nikolic, in Belgrade. He continued his studies at the Theological Faculty of the Serbian Orthodox Church in Belgrade, Serbia, graduating in 1980. He became the first conductor of the newly-founded Clergy Choir *St Sava* in the Diocese of Shumadija-Kragujevac, Serbia, becoming its conductor and touring in Serbia, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France and Romania. This group produced several recordings of Liturgical Music. He then went on to post-graduate studies in Pastoral Theology and Psychology at the roman Catholic Theological Faculty in Switzerland, under Professor Dr. Metropolitan Damaskinos Papandreou, and Prof. Dr. Brunner. He continued his music studies at the Academy for Church Music in Switzerland. Between 1980-1995, he represented the Serbian Orthodox Church in conferences in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, Hungary, Romania, Greece, Sweden, Holland, England, Australia, and the United States. In 1988, he married Dragana Todorovid, Dipl. Philologist, from Novi Sad, Serbia. The same year, he was ordained a Deacon by Bishop Sava and was assigned to St. George Cathedral Church in Novi Sad. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1990 by His Grace Bishop Christopher. In 1991, Fr. Milos and Dragana became the parents of son Marko. From 1990 until the present he has been Pastor of St. Archangel Michael Church, first in South Chicago, then in Lansing. In 2006 he received a Ph.D. in Psychology, writing his doctoral thesis on *The Counseling Psychology and Orthodox Christian Sacrament of Confession on the crossroad between healthy and pathological feelings of Guilt." Father Milos has authored and translated numerous books, and helped produce many musical recordings. He also served as a professor at St. Sava Theological Seminary in Libertyville, teaching Church Chant, Homeletics, and Pastoral Psychology.

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