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

Scientific American о портрету Константина Великог, 1911.

A New Portrait of Constantine the Great
A Splendidly Preserved Record of a Prominent Historical Figure
By Alfred Emerson, Chicago Art Institute

У духу прославе јубилеја – 17 векова од доношења Миланског едикта, Одељење за документацију Народног музеја у Београду преноси чланак који је објављен 1911. године у престижном америчком научном часопису Scientific American Supplement. No. 1865, у коме се говори о бронзаном портрету Константина Великог.

У ауторском тексту, Алфред Емерсон, уважени историчар уметности Уметничког института из Чикага, захваљује Народном музеју у Београду и Српском легату у Лондону на пруженој шанси да ова вредни експонат види више пута, а затим читаоце упознаје са условима налаза портрета. Наиме, бронзана глава императора Константина I случајно је пронађена у Нишу, некадашњем римском граду Наисусу, док су се копали темељи за нови мост преко Нишаве 1900. године.

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Емерсон се бави сличностима нишког портета са ликом Константина на златном, сребрном и бронзаном новцу кованом за време његове владавине, наглашавајући да је ово један од ретких портрета за који можемо бити сигурни да представља Константина Великог. Нишки портрет Емерсон пореди и са бронзаном статуом Константиновог претходника Требониана, која се чува у њујоршком Метрополитен музеју, настављајући са описом општих одлика римске скулптуре 4. века које су видљиве и на oвом портрету.

Емерсон на крају подсећа и на заслуге Константина Великог, за време чије владавине је проглашен Едикт о толеранцији хришћанске вере, основана нова престоница Царства – Константинопољ, постављени темељи папства и хришћанске цркве, а недеља проглашена за дан одмора и верског обреда.

From National Museum Belgrade


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Notes On Ecumenism

Written in 1972 by St. Abba Justin Popovich, edited by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, translated from Serbian by Aleksandra Stojanovich, and proofread by Fr Miroljub Ruzich

Abba Justin’s manuscript legacy (on which Bishop Athanasius have been working for a couple of years preparing an edition of The Complete Works ), also includes a parcel of sheets/small sheets of paper (in the 1/4 A4 size) with the notes on Ecumenism (written in pencil and dating from the period when he was working on his book “The Orthodox Church and Ecumenism”; there are also references to the writings of St. Bishop Nikolai [Velimirovich], short excerpts copied from his Sermons, some of which were quoted in the book).

The editor presents the Notes authentically, as he has found them in the manuscripts (his words inserted in the text, as clarification, are put between the slashes /…/; all the footnotes are ours).—In the appendix are present the facsimiles of the majority of Abba’s Notes which were supposed to be included in his book On Ecumenism (written in haste then, but now significantly supplemented with these Notes. The Notes make evident the full extent of Justin’s profundity as a theologian and ecclesiologist of the authentic Orthodoxy).—The real Justin is present in these Notes: by his original language, style, literature, polemics, philosophy, theology, and above all by his confession of the God-man Christ and His Church. He confesses his faith, tradition, experience and his perspective on man, on the world and on Europe—invariably in the Church and from the Church, in the God-man Christ and from Him, just as he did in all of his writings and in his entire life and theologizing.