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

Now Is the Time

Now is the Time is a 10-minute documentary dedicated to Mirko Vukelic as he presents his views on transferring the remains of the late King Peter and Prince Andrej of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia to Oplenac, Serbia for burial. In the Oplenac Church, lie six generations of the Karadjordjevic Dynasty.

Now is the Time (Сада је време) - десетоминутни документарни филм посвећен Мирку Вукелићу и његовом виђењу иницијативе да се изврши пренос земних остатака покојног краља Краљевине Југославије Петра Другог Карађорђевића и краљевића Андреја Карађорђевића у Србију како би били сахрањени у цркви на Опленцу у којој почива шест генерација династије Карађорђевић.

Now is the Time (Sada je vreme) - desetominutni dokumentarni film posvećen Mirku Vukelicu i njegovom vidjenju inicijative da se izvrsi prenos zemnih ostataka pokojnog kralja Kraljevine Jugoslavije Petra Drugog Karadjordjevića i kraljevića Andreja Karadjordjevića u Srbiju kako bi bili sahranjeni u crkvi na Oplencu u kojoj počiva šest generacija dinastije Karadjordjević.

"Bravo to documentary filmmaker Mirko Popadic and MIR Productions and his father-in-law Mirko Vukelic for producing this beautiful tribute to Serbian royalty buried on American soil. I have to admit that I would like the gravesites of King Peter II (St. Sava Monastery in Libertyville, IL) and Prince Andrej Karageorgevich (New Gracanica Monastery, Third Lake, IL) to remain here in the Chicago area, however I completely understand the desire of Serbian Orthodox patriots to have them returned to their homeland. This labor of love - "Now Is the Time (Sada je vreme)", began years ago and I'm so pleased that Mirko Vukelic, a WWII veteran and Serb patriot loyal to General Draza Mihailovich, has lived to see its completion.
Congratulations on a job beautifully done! This is not only a lovely tribute but an important archival contribution of compelling Serbian history that remains unfinished to this day."

Aleksandra Rebic

People Directory

Епископ Фирмилијан (Оцокољић)

Рођен је у Властељицама (Драгачево) 25. 12. 1909. године. Његов отац Урош Оцокољић службовао је као свештеник у цркви каонској, бавио се политиком и био, поред осталог, председник Каонске земљорадничке задруге, а мајка Даринка, рођена Плазинић, бринула је о домаћинству.

Родитељи су били поносни на свог сина, који се од вршњака издвајао бистрином и готово урођеном мудрошћу. Такав је био и као основац, такав и као гимназијалац. Након завршетка четири гимназијска  разреда у Чачку, учио је богословију у Сарајеву, коју је завршио 1931. године.

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Serbian Americans: History—Culture—Press

by Krinka Vidaković-Petrov, translated from Serbian by Milina Jovanović

Learned, lucid, and deeply perceptive, SERBIAN AMERICANS is an immensely rewarding and readable book, which will give historians invaluable new insights, and general readers exciting new ways to approach the history​ of Serbian printed media. Serbian immigration to the U.S. started dates from the first few decades of 19th c. The first papers were published in San Francisco starting in 1893. During the years of the most intense politicization of the Serbian American community, the Serbian printed media developed quickly with a growing number of daily, weekly, monthly and yearly publications. Newspapers were published in Serbian print shops, while the development of printing presses was a precondition for the growth of publishing in general. Among them were various kinds of books: classical Serbian literature, folksong collections, political pamphlets, works of the earliest Serbian American writers in America (poetry, prose and plays), first translations from English to Serbian, books about Serb immigrants, dictionaries, textbooks, primers, etc.

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