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

Branka Katić

Branka Katić (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранка Катић; born 20 January 1970) is a Serbian actress known for appearing in the movies Black Cat, White Cat and Public Enemies, and in the TV series Big Love.

Katić debuted in movie Nije lako sa muškarcima when she was 14 years old. Branka was a student of the Academy of Dramatic Art, and received instruction from actor Rade Šerbedžija.

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She appeared in theater in Subotica, Novi Sad and Belgrade. Her film appearances include Black Cat, White Cat, Im Juli and Public Enemies. Her television work includes playing: Tatiana Taylor, second wife of Barry Taylor in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet; Ana, Bill Henrickson's briefly considered candidate for his fourth wife on the HBO series Big Love; Charlotte Kaletta in the TV miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story; Nika Marx, the producer's wife in the episode "The Prince's Bride" of Entourage; and as a prostitute in an episode of The Vice.

Katic is married to British film and television director Julian Farino. They have two sons: Louis and Joe.

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Branka Katic was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. She has been working in films since the age of 14, when she responded to an open audition advertised in the newspaper. She studied drama at Novi Sad Academy and has worked in film and on stage ever since, playing leads in many films, both drama and comedy. She has twice won the Best Actress award at the Academy Awards of former Yugoslavia and has frequently been voted 'Serbia's Favourite Actress' in public opinion polls. After starring in Emir Kusturica's Black Cat White Cat, which won the Silver Lion at Venice, in 1999 she moved to London to be in Peter Kosminsky's war-time drama 'Warriors' and has lived between London and Los Angeles ever since. She has frequently appeared in BBC productions and on commercial television in the UK, notably opposite Timothy Spall in the award-winning Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and recently opposite Michael Sheen in a bio-pic of HG Wells. She played Nika in HBO's Entourage, 'The Prince's Bride' episode, and is currently shooting a comedy back in Belgrade. She is married to director Julian Farino and they have two sons, Louis and Joe.

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Bishop Longin (Krčo)

(1997–)

His Grace Bishop Longin of New Gračanica and Midwest America was born on September 29, 1955 as Momir Krčo in the town of Kruscanje Olovo. His parents were Stanoje and Andja Jovanovic. He attended grade school in Olovske Luke from 1962 to 1970. He entered Three Hierarchs Seminary in Monastery Krka in 1970 and graduated in 1975.

During this time he was tonsured a monk and received the small schema as a fifth year student. The tonsuring was done by Bishop Stefan of Dalmatia on the eve of the school Slava of the Holy Three Hierarchs on February 11, 1975. At the Divine Liturgy on February 12th he was ordained a deacon by Bishop Stefan. On February 13th, he was ordained a priest (he was twenty years old at time of his priestly ordination.)

He entered the Moscow Theological Academy in 1975 where he graduated in 1979. From October 1980 to April 1981, he served in the Diocese of Zvornik-Tuzla as secretary of the Executive Board. He was also administrator of two parishes. On the decision of the Holy Synod of Bishops he was appointed as lecturer of the Holy Three Hierarchs Seminary in 1983 for two years.

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The Prologue of Ohrid

St Nikolai of Zica (Velimirovic) (1880-1956) has been called the "Serbian Chrysostom" for his theological depth and golden-tongued eloquence. Now for the first time, a complete and unabridged English translation of St. Nikolai's Prologue of Ohrid has been made available. St. Nikolai's Prologue has become a much-loved spiritual classic for Orthodox Christians worldwide. An inspirational source-book of the Orthodox Faith, it contains within its pages a summation of the Church's wisdom and Her experience of sanctity through the Grace of Jesus Christ. Lives of Saints, Hymns, Reflections and Homilies are presented for every day of the year. St. Nikolai's beautiful Hymns have never before appeared in English.

The text of this 1,450-page magnum opus of St. Nikolai has been translated from the Serbian and edited by clergy and monastics of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America.

In two volumes, hardbound, with full-color dust jackets.
New 2nd Edition 2008
Volume I: January to June, 650 pages (ISBN 0-9719505-0-4)
Volume II: July to December, 704 pages (ISBN 0-9719505-1-2)