A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

In this episode of the New Pascha video podcast ministry of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, a young Orthodox couple, Josef and Effy Candelario, talk to Fr. Bratso Krsic about their missionary journey from California to Greece, Albania and Sweden.

Djordje Popovic, founder of SAFKOS (Serbian American Foundation for Kosovo) and Vlada Vladic, founder of Vlada’s Seeds Of Life talk to Fr. Bratso Krsic about their inspiring endeavors to improve the lives of others.

Fr. George Gligich, St. Peter the Apostle Serbian Orthodox Church, Fresno, CA, and Fr. Daniel Kirk, St. Herman of Alaska Mission parish, Kalispell, MT, talk with Fr. Bratso Krsic about the supreme road to knowledge – love and other facets of contemporary Orthodox ministry.

Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us the keys of restorative healing and synergy with God with words like these: “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you.” Saint John Chrysostom helped to prove it in his treatise that demonstrated if a man doesn’t suffer injury by his own hand then nothing or no one can harm him. In a time where so many derive self-worth from how they’re perceived by strangers on social media, while surveys show church attendance decreasing – well before the pandemic – Saint John’s words have never been more relevant and needed in order to bring a portion of God’s people back to Him in soul-saving humility.

Deacon David Williams and Dr. Gaelan Gilbert (Reader Anthony), professors from St. Katherine University, a regionally-accredited Orthodox Christian institution of higher education in southern California, talk to Fr. Bratso Krsic about Orthodox education, challenges and opportunities in pursuing our goal – shaping image of Christ within our souls.

The miraculous healing at the pool that takes place in the Gospel lesson for the fourth Sunday of Pascha is an example of something that’s been made abundantly CLEAR at this point in the life of God’s people Israel, though it’s not been abundantly ACCEPTED: the Messiah had come as THE FULFILLMENT of the Mosaic Law and the Prophetic teaching: Jesus Himself proclaimed it with those very words during His sermon on the mount.

NEW PASCHA Crosstalk presents: Pastoral reflections of the clergy of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. This episode features Fr. Serafim Gascoigne, from Pokrov of the Theotokos parish in Seattle, Washington, and Fr. Bratso Krsic from St. George parish of San Diego, California.  These reflections are timely. They are permeated with pastoral insight, Orthodox Christian spirituality, and care. We are not alone because we are of the Church; we are united in the bond of love; God, Theotokos, and saints are with us.

NEW PASCHA Crosstalk presents: Pastoral reflections of the clergy of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. This episode features Fr. Bratso Krsic from St. George parish of San Diego, California, Fr. George Elliot of St. Andrew Fool-for-Christ parish, Anderson, California, and Fr. John Suvak from St. John the Wonderworker parish, Eugene, Oregon. Their insights are uplifting and timely. They are personal testimonies from concerned and loving priests addressed to their flock and beyond. The Resurrection of Christ is the source of our renewal and life.

SA

 

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Бобан Марјановић

Бобан Марјановић (Зајечар, 15. август 1988) је српски кошаркаш. Игра на позицији центра, а тренутно је члан Детроит пистонса. Са 222 cm висине један је од највиших кошаркаша у свим такмичењима у којима наступа.

Поред велике висине одликује га изузетна снага, али и мека рука приликом шута, те су му проценти шута споља као слободних бацања веома добри са обзиром да игра на позицији центра. У досадашњој каријери наступао је за: Хемофарм, ЦСКА Москву, Жалгирис, Нижњи Новгород, Раднички Крагујевац, Мега Визуру, Црвену звезду и Сан Антонио спарсе. Три пута је био најкориснији играч Кошаркашке лиге Србије. Двоструки је члан идеалне петорке Јадранске лиге. Четири пута је био МВП кола Евролиге, а проглашен је и за најкориснијег играча прве фазе Евролиге као и члан идеалне петорке у сезони 2014/15. У тој сезони успео је да обори три рекорда у историји Евролиге и то: број остварених дабл-даблова у једној сезони (16), укупан број скокова у једној сезони (256) као и укупан индекс корисности у једној сезони и то 616. Био је део најуспешније генерације у историји Црвене звезде која је успела да освоји триплу круну у сезони 2014/15.

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The Hagia Sophia

The Mystical Light of the Great Church and its Architectural Dress

by Charalambos P. Stathakis

Dear reader, as you run like the rest of us along the dizzy main road, stop, stay aside for a while. Let the others be dizzy, and take the secret underground trail, which will lead you through the dewdrops of the leaves, the crystal smile of the sun, the city’s underground galler- ies, your knowledge, and your feelings, to the doorstep of the Hagia Sophia. Because all dew- drops, all sunrays, and all beauty lead there. That is what you will be told by my friend, the author, whom I am fond of and whom I send you to, Charalambos Stathakis: the doctor, the warm and humane researcher, the scientist devoted to his work and his patients, who has given a series of scientific papers, who, nevertheless, retains a nest of beauty untouched in his heart, which makes him outstanding—even though he is not a specialist in architecture, nor a historian, nor a theologian, nor a Byzantinist—it makes him stand out in all these together and in entirety.

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