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

Величанствена Три српска дана Српског народног савеза 2016.

Традиционална манифестација Три српска дана ове године је одржана од 15 – 17 јула у Питсбургу у организацији Српског народног савеза.  Она је протекла у обележавању стогодишњице одржавања  прославе Српског дана у Кенивуд-парку. Комитет за обележавање стогодишњице прославе је вредно радио на припремању целог догађаја. Велики број Срба је пристигао из разних крајева Америке и Канаде. Било их је лепо видети у толиком броју да настављају да негују културу и традицију својих предака. 

Манифестација је почела приказивањем документарног филма о Хелијард мисији у Катедрали знања Питсбуршког универзитета. Филм је посвећен Џорџу Војновићу, једном од главних учесника ове мисије. Војновић је заједно са својим колегама Џорџом Муслином, Ником Лалићем, Артуром Џибилијаном и другима радио на спашавању преко 500 савезничких пилота у Прањанима у сарадњи са четничким трупама генерала Драже Михајловића. Војновић је говорио у филму о детаљима акције, начину како је она изведена и  описао шта је претходило његовом учествовању у овом херојском подухвату. 

Публика је била веома узбуђена гледајући цео ток операције што је на крају филма награђено великим аплаузом за целу екипу која је припремала овај филм. Захваљујући Милани Бижић на пројекцији филма су били присутни Ксенија Војновић Вилкинсон, Војновићева ћерка, која је изразила велику захвалност за приказивање филма о њеном оцу, Дејан Живковић, редитељ филма и амерички потпуковник Џон Капело. Потпуковник Капело је говорио како се заинтересовао за Хелијард мисију и са којим се све подацима сусрео радећи на овом филму. Милана Бижић је изразила захвалност екипи и гледаоцима филма који су имали прилику да више сазнају о овој херојској акцији.

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Oakland 90th Anniversary Greeting 2016

Greeting from His Grace Bishop Maxim of Los Angeles and Western America

Oakland 90th Anniversary Greeting 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters, our beloved Children in the Lord,

This anniversary in Oakland coincides with the recent canonization of Archimandrite Sebastian (Dabovich) of San Francisco and Jackson, clergyman and preacher of the Gospel who inspired many missionaries. Once again, through the life of this Saint, we see a faith that produces holy persons, enriches the world with saints and insists on an ethos of holiness. 

Living in the Bay area, you might better understand how the life of the Church has the depth and breadth of the open ocean, such that great swells do not make the waters turbid, but release the “ozone” of health and courage which strengthens man in his struggle. When you live in the world that they have shaped and partake in the universal concelebration of heaven and earth which is celebrated in the Orthodox Church, you pulse with a vibration that reveals to you things unseen.

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200 Years of Serbs in America

Join us in Celebrating 200 Years of Serbs in America

The celebration of 200 years of Serbs in America will be held on Vidovdan, June 28, 2014 in the city of Philadelphia, in front of the Independence Hall where both the declaration of American independence and the founding of the Constitution took place.

It has been two centuries since the first Serb, Djordje Sagic, also known as Judge George Fisher, arrived to America through the Port of Philadelphia. The first period of immigration dated from 1820 to 1880. The early immigrants who came in larger numbers to America, came mostly from the coast of Montenegro (The Bay of Kotor) and Dalmatia known for their long-time seafaring tradition. The second period of immigration dated from the 1880s to the second decade of the twentieth century.

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Jubilee Celebration of the Western American Diocese: Freedom to Pursue the Faith

Alhambra, CA – On August 30 through September 1, 2013, the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America will hold its annual Diocesan Days gathering. This year Diocesan Days will mark several momentous anniversaries: 50 years of the founding of the Diocese, 150 years of the birth of Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich, Holy Apostle to the Americas, and 1700 years of the Edict of Milan.

Events will include a Saturday morning symposium, which will focus on the freedom to pursue our faith since the time of Constantine 1700 years ago and how to better live a spiritual life. Symposium speakers will be Hieromonk Iakovos of Simonopetra, Mt. Athos, the V. Rev. Dr. John Erickson of St. Vladimir Seminary, and Dr. James Skedros of Holy Cross Seminary. An open question and answer session will follow their presentations.

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People Directory

Melissa Bean

United States Congresswoman

Melissa Luburic Bean (born on January 22, 1962) is an American politician of Serbian descent who was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004. Bean graduated from Roosevelt University and is a Democrat, representing Illinois' 8th Congressional district in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago (map). She lives in Barrington with her husband and two children. She is president of a major consulting firm.

In 2002, Bean ran against 33-year 8th District Republican incumbent Phil Crane. She lost, but gained 43% of the vote—a stunning total since she received almost no funding from the national party. The 8th had long been considered the most Republican district in the Chicago area, and according to some in all of Illinois. Bean's performance was even more stunning since the 8th had reportedly been redrawn to protect Crane. Several former Republican primary opponents and Democratic general election opponents had their homes drawn into the neighboring 10th District.

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Publishing

Residents of Heaven

An Exhibit of Byzantine and Modern Orthodox Icons

Residents of Heaven is a book of Icons by Father Stamatis Skliris which were prepared for "An Exhibit of Byzantine and Modern Orthodox Icons" held at the "David Allan Hubbard Library, Fuller Theological Seminary" in Pasadena, California, June 10 - July 5, 2010.

The iconographer, V. Rev. Stamatis Skliris, attended the opening of the exhibit with His Grace, Bishop Maxim who gave the Introduction. The mounting of the display was done by Jasminka Gabrie and the staff of the Fuller Library. The opening event was organized by Dr. William Dyrness, Director of the Visual Faith Institute, Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts, Fuller Seminary.

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