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

Српски доктори наука у дијаспори

Највећи број научника ради у САД, Канади и западној Европи, а студије су завршили у Србији, каже професор др Јован Филиповић, који има базу од 7.000 српских доктора наука у свету

Највећи број српских доктора наука у дијаспори живи у Сједињеним Америчким Државама – 2.400 или око 39 одсто, а затим у Канади (15 одсто), Великој Британији (10 процената) и Немачкој (седам одсто). Има их и у Аустралији, Холандији, Шведској, Аустрији, Француској, Словенији, Италији и Шпанији, а најмање у Кини, Јапану, Пољској и Грчкој.

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Gordana Vunjak-Novaković

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic is a Serbian American engineer and currently a professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia University. She is the director of Columbia's Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering. Vunjak-Novakovic is a highly cited researcher, having published 235 engineering papers, two books, 45 book chapters, and 34 patents. She had also given over 150 lectures across the world. Vunjak-Novakovic is an advisor to the federal government on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, serving as chair of NIH's tissue engineering section. Vunjak-Novakovic's areas of research include tissue engineering, bioreactors, biophysical regulation, tissue development, and stem cell research.

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Svetlana Popović - Mojsilović

A distinguished scholar of Byzantine architecture, Dr. Svetlana Popović - Mojsilović was a pioneer of archeological research of monastic complexes previously uninvestigated in Serbia. Her study resulted in her major prize-winning publication Krst u Krugu: Arhitektura manastira u srednjovekovnoj Srbiji [Cross in the Circle: Monastery Architecture in Medieval Serbia, 1994].

A remarkable scholar, professor of art history, architectural historian, and conservator of architectural heritage, Svetlana was educated in Belgrade (Serbia, former Yugoslavia) and Birmingham (Great Britain). She authored and co-authored four books and published over fifty articles and scholarly contributions in international and peer-reviewed journals and monographs. Her last article "The Last Hesychast Safe Havens in Late Fourteenth and Fifteenth-century Monasteries in the Northern Balkans" was issued this March in Zbornik Radova Vizantološkog Instituta XLVIII (2011). Among many honors she received for her work are multiple fellowships at Dumbarton Oaks, Princeton University, and the National Gallery of Art Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts and several awards for best conservator's practices and protection of historical monuments.

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Serbian House of Studies

Proposal For St Nikolai of Zica and South Canaan and St Iustin of Chelije

SERBIAN HOUSE OF STUDIES

at Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary

The purpose of this document is to lay out the framework of a proposed Serbian House of Students at SVOTS (SHS).

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Zhivadinovich Estate for the education of men and women in the fields of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

Radivoje Zhivadinovich and Milka Radoicich Zhivadinovich Trust

The Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church received a major estate gift in 2006 from the Zhivadinovich Estate for the education of men and women in the fields of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.The interest is to provide scholarships for students from former Yugoslavia with a bachelor degree or equivalent to study engineering or chemistry in this country.

Only students born in the former Yugoslavia who are age 23 or younger who are accepted for graduate study at a U.S. College or University in the fields of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering are eligible for a scholarship.

Monies are available from earnings generated by the Zivadinovich Trust. The Serbian Church in North and South America was asked to manage this fund, strictly according to provisions of the Trust agreement.

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Reflection on February 2015 Institute

28 March 2015
Martyrs Agapius & co. at Caesarea in Palestine

Dear Your Grace,

Vladiko svjeti.

I would like to thank you, His Grace Bishop Atanasije, and all responsible for hosting the Sts. Sebastian and Mardarije Institute. I found the week to be replete with spiritual and theological instruction and, above all, an opportunity to observe “living history.”

Bishop Atanasije’s classes were celebrations of our freedom in Christ, which is perhaps the most cherished pearl I took from Phoenix. It was humbling and inspiring to hear His  Grace’s response to our brother priest asking about the placing of the particles of commemoration into the Chalice. His answer eschewed law and enforcement, presenting instead the theology that he received from his fathers and transmitting it in love and freedom.

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People Directory

Allex Mandusich

Andjelko "Big Jake Alex" Mandusich is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and was one of the greatest Serbian-American heroes of World War I.

He was born on July 13th, 1887 at Sar Planina, Serbia. In 1905, at the age of 18, he immigrated to America.

When the US entered World War I, Mandusich immediately enrolled himself in the Army. During the battle in Amiens region in France in August of 1918, Jake, now a corporal, advanced his men at Chipilly Ridge; there were many casualties and in the heat of the battle Alex realized that all officers had been hit and that he was now the leader of his platoon. His men were pinned down by machine gunfire from a German nest thirty yards away. Under intense fire Manudsich made his way to the nest alone; he pulled out his bayonet and attacked.. Read more ...

Publishing

Sebastian Press Mission Statement

Welcome to the Sebastian Press Publishing House of the Western Diocese!

Founded in 2006 and named in honor of a first American born Orthodox priest, Fr. Sebastian Dabovic, a pioneer of the Orthodox Church in the West, Sebastian Press is one of the largest and most active publishers of Christian Orthodox publications on the West Coast.

Our hard working staff seeks to fruitfully enrich and deepen the faith of Christians from all over the world with a variety of titles, embracing a diversity of Orthodox Traditions, while also presenting the works of Serbian theologians.

Sebastian Press is building its reputation for promoting high quality theological, historical, ecclesiastical, spiritual, hagiographical, iconographical, philosophical and patristic writings in its repertoire. Also, due to growing demand, we are giving special attention to the publishing of new titles for children, teens, and families, including video and audio programs.

The primary mission of Sebastian Press is to motivate and inspire its readers to seek a deeper union with the God-Man, through the written word of Orthodox Christian material, both on the scholarly and popular level, and to give glory to the life-giving Trinity.

Sebastian Press is located in Los Angeles, at the headquarters of the Western Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church.