Nick Katich – May His Memory Be Eternal

Nick Katich

Nick Katich

As you all know by now, our beloved brother, Nick Katich fell asleep in the Lord a few days ago. For those who wish to know more about his life, please see the obituary below.

To Nick’s family and friends, know that we hear at Monomakhos will greatly miss him and his sterling witness. One of his great accomplishments was the efforts he made to reunify the Serbian Orthodox jurisdictions here in North America. For that alone, he will be known as a great warrior for Christ.

[As for myself, I will post some thoughts about Nick, American Orthodoxy and this blog in the first comment below. The transience of life has led me to think more clearly about things. If anything, I believe that Orthodoxy in America is at a pivot point and we need to reconsider how we treat each other, especially on this blog. I pray that you all take what I write to heart.]

Nick Katich HAMILTON, IN – Nick Katich age 70 of Hamilton, IN formerly of Northwest Indiana passed away March 12, 2018. He is survived by his loving wife Stephanie; sons, Philip and Gabriel Katich; daughter, Alexandra Katich; brother, Eli Katich; other family including aunt Joka Nenadic; cousins Peter, Marko and Bozica Katich and Nick and Sylvia Nenadic; numerous nieces and nephews, Kumovi and many dear friends. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. at the St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, 9191 Mississippi St., Merrillville with Rev. Marko Matic officiating. At rest Most Holy Mother of God Cemetery, Grayslake, IL.

Friends are invited to visit with Nick’s family on Friday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the LINCOLN RIDGE FUNERAL HOME, 7067 W. Lincoln Hwy., Schererville (Rte. 30 east of Cline Ave). Pomen prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Nick was founding member of the New St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, also a member of St. Elizabeth Church and St. Nicholas Macedonian Church in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a longtime practicing attorney in Northwest Indiana and a staunch Trump supporter. He was actively involved in the reunification of the Serbian Orthodox Church. He also served on the Diocesan Council, was a Wabash college graduate, also a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

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  1. George Michalopulos says

    OK, folks, in case you were wondering what my post-script was about it’s basically this: Monomakhos was, is and always will be committed to free speech. A free-wheeling and robust debate is what we’re about. That’s one reason why it’s become such a fixture in the Orthosphere. “Sunlight is the best disinfectant” is the best policy if you ask me.

    Because we fervently believe in free speech, we have never instituted a ban on anonymous posting. This was at great personal cost to me when several years ago I was taken to task by men I respect, all of whom commented under their own name and their own steam. Indeed, some of the criticisms leveled against me stung because I allowed anonymity. Having said that, I stuck to my guns.

    Since those early days, Monomakhos has become somewhat of an electronic samizdat publication. I thought back then (in the early days of this blog) that there was too much corruption in some Orthodox jurisdictions; hence my desire to protect anonymous posters, many of whom were sincere whistle-blowers. If anything, things have gotten worse. So the blanket of anonymity will be honored.

    However, what I will not allow is for those who wish to remain anonymous to impugn, malign or otherwise defame other posters, especially those who use their real names. By all means, criticize their arguments but I cannot –I will not–allow any calumny and/or defamatory statement made by an anyone to be published. This goes double for anonymous posters. Those who use their real names often do so at great risk to themselves. Please respect that.

    One final point: I’ve been taken to task by some when I don’t post their responses or sometimes censor their criticism about another person. Please know that I have censored and/or not published pretty much everybody on this blog at one time or another. Again, the reasons are as stated above but when the rubber hits the road they can be distilled to this bottom line: I do not want to be party to any defamation suit.

    So, if you’re going to make declarative sentences about someone’s character, life experiences and/or statements, please think twice. If you think you have a solid case and wish to go forward with your assertion, opinion and/or declaration, sign your real name (and state to me privately which parish you attend); otherwise your comment will be stricken. If you continue to do so then you will be permanently banned from the site.

    Nick Katich and I disagreed on a few things regarding the Syosset coup against Metropolitan Jonah but he always signed his name. You knew where he stood on things. Let’s call these the Katich Rules in his honor.

  2. I didn’t know Nick Katich, but he always signed is name, as do I.

  3. Andretolstoy says

    memory eternal