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

Konstantin Fotić

Konstantin D. Fotić (Šabac, 1891 - Vašington, 1959) školovao se u Šapcu, a zatim završio prava u Bordou. U Balkanskim patovima služio je kao konjički oficir, a tokom I svetskog rata kao oficir za vezu sa Francuskom vojnom komandom na Solunskom frontu; 1915. postavljen je u Ministarstvo spoljnih poslova Kraljevine Srbije i sa Nikolom Pašićem učestvovao na mirovnim pregovorima u Parizu.

Kao diplomata je službovao je Bernu, Londonu, Parizu, Stokholmu, Beču itd., a obavljao je i razne dužnosti u ministarstvu spoljnih poslova Kraljevine SHS/Jugoslavije (šef Odeljenja za Ligu naroda, direktor Političkog odeljenja, pomoćnik ministra spoljnih poslova). Kao stalni delegat Jugoslavije pri Društvu naroda, učestvovao je na skoro svim međunarodnim konferencijama od 1926. do 1935. Smišljene intervencije i kontruktivni predlozi doneli su Fotiću veliki ugled među kolegama; često je bio pozivan da ravnopravno sa delegatima velikih sila učestvuje u najvažnijim sastancima vodećih evropskih državnika. Za poslanika u Vašingtonu postavljen je 1935. Kad je 1942. poslanstvo podignuto na rang ambasade, Fotić je postao prvi ambasador Jugoslavije u SAD.

Sahranjen je na groblju manastira Svetog Save u Libertivilu, Ilinois.


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Milan Stevanovic

Dr. Stevanovic is a professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He is known internationally for his expertise in problems of the hands and upper extremity. He has extensive experience working with patients with peripheral nerve injuries, trauma, burns, microvascular and rheumatoid problems affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. He is also a leading authority in reconstructive microsurgery and limb and digit replantation.

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In the Mirror

A Collection of Iconographic Essays and Illustrations

By Fr. Stamatis Skliris

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of an outstanding book by Fr. Stamatis Skliris, a disciple of the great twentieth-century theologians Archimandrite Justin Popovich and Bishop Athanasius Yevtich. Fr. Stamatis is a parish priest in Athens and is renowned as an iconographer and as a writer and lecturer on Byzantine iconography.

In the Mirror is the second of a planned collection of works of contemporary theologians. It is an anthology of Fr. Stamatis’ articles which have appeared in Greek and Serbian. In it, he combines adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant expression of faith through the experience of Christ in the Church. The book is adorned with more than 200 striking icons and illustrations by Fr. Stamatis.

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