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- Nikola Tesla

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Available Back Issues 1997

SERB WORLD U.S.A. November/December 1997 vol. XIV, no. 2

  • "Gary: Of Serbs and Steel, Part I: The Early Years" by Michael D. Nicklanovich
  • "Living in Old Gary...from the federal census of 1910" by Serb World U.S.A.staff
  • "Danica and Zora...beloved names from ancient Slavic myths" by Serb World U.S.A.staff
  • "Of Interest" a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: "Apricot Torta" by Eva Romanowski
  • "Milan Opacich Presents: Last Ring of the 'Rafters' " a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • "And Heaven and Nature Sing" Christmas poems from the B. Petranovic collection of Serbian songs from Bosnia and Hercegovina, 1870
  • "Learning English 100 Years Ago: 'At Work and with Friends' " a series by Vivian Kolias
  • "Remembering True Love" by Marco Trbovich
  • "Danitza Ilitsch: A Forgotten Serbian Heroine" by Anka Dudukovich Whelan
  • "The Odyssey of Pero Adamovich" by Paul Adams, Sr.
  • "Christmas in the Old Military Frontier" adapted from the work of Simeon Curic, 1934. Translated by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "A Christmas Carol of the Military Frontier" from Simeon Curic, 1934
  • "Old Homes of 'Stari Kraj'—Thatch and Brick in the Morava-Vardar" by Dr. Jovan Cvijic, 1922. Translated by Serb World U.S.A.

SERB WORLD U.S.A. September/October 1997 vol. XIV, no. 1

  • "A Muted Meter" by William Jovanovich
  • "Master of the Double Play: Pecky Suder" by Philip D. Hart
  • "Joost to Suder to Fain" a poem by Dick Armstrong
  • "John Miljus—'Big Serb'—Early Hurler in the 1927 World Series" by Michael D. Nicklanovich
  • "Of Interest" a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: "Old-Fashioned Lemon Pudding Cake" by Trudi Kosich
  • "Milan Opacich Presents: Vatra Ziva" a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • "Memories of Marija: Uros Predic's Niece, Stevan Mokranjac's Wife" by Milan A. Radivoyevitch, M. D.
  • "Artist Uros Predic (1857-1953)" by Serb World U.S.A.staff
  • "Composer Stevan Stojanovic Mokranjac (1856-1914)" by Serb World U.S.A.staff
  • "The Bus Trip" by Georgina Setencich Stevenson
  • "Old Homes of 'Stari Kraj'—Stone Houses of the Balkans" by Serb World U.S.A.staff
  • "The Adriatic Coast and the Karst" by Dr. Jovan Cvijic, 1922. Translated by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "The Hearth in Serbian Tradition" based on the work of P. Z. Petrovic
  • "The Stone Houses of the Bay of Kotor" by Father Sava Nakicenovic, 1913. Translated by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "Letters from Home" the full collection of Stevan Kosich letters from 1904 to 1911" from the Kosich "Srbin iz Like"Collection. Translated by Serb World U.S.A.

SERB WORLD U.S.A. July/August 1997 vol. XIII, no. 6

  • "Serbdom" by William Jovanovich
  • "Natalie: Boston’s Star Co-Anchor and Reporter" by Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • "Arizona’s NemanjaLodge: Founded in Bisbee in 1905" by Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • "Mount Lovcen: Crowned by the 'Mountain Wreath' " by George J. Vuckovich
  • "Of Interest" a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: "Fish Morava Style" by Mary Nicklanovich
  • "Milan Opacich Presents: Balkan Troubadours, VeseliBrdjani, Mokranjac"a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • "Letters from Home: from Zaluznica, Lika, 1906" from the Kosich "Srbin iz Like"Collection
  • "Learning English 100 Years Ago: 'Sending Money to Stari Kraj' "a series by Vivian Kolias
  • "The Kujachich Endowment for Balkan Studies at Berkeley" by Serb World U.S.A.staff
  • "Telling Serbian Tales: About Humorous Anecdotes" by Chedo Mijatovich, 1914
  • "Tales of Heraand Hodza"adapted from works by Chedo Mijatovich, Nada Curcija-Prodanovic, and others
  • "Old Homes of 'Stari Kraj'—Log Houses of the Balkans" by Dr. Jovan Cvijic, 1922. Translated by Serb World U.S.A.

SERB WORLD U.S.A. May/June 1997 vol. XIII, no. 5

  • "Vidovdan and Kosovo: The Serbian Legacy and the Ancient Slavs" by Michael D. Nicklanovich
  • "Dan Bukovich: All-American from the Iron Range" by Michael D. Nicklanovich
  • "Kordunke: 'Two ‘Cents’ of Money' " by Father George A. Petrovich, translated by Grace Arnokovich
  • "My Best Friend: Sam Glush" by Vida Kovacevich Glush
  • "Milan Opacich Presents: Tamburasiin Old Baltimore" a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • "Of Interest" a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: "Baba’sChicken and Rice" by Mary Nicklanovich
  • "Dimitrije Djordjevic’s Scars and Memory"a book review by Nicholas V. Vucinich
  • "Letters from Home" from the Kosich "Srbin iz Like"Collection, letter from Lika, 1906
  • "Sisters in Southern California: Persida Ukropina and Bernice Basich " by Jo-an Barnett
  • "My Mother’s Kitchen" by Lubitsa Nenadovich
  • "The Press Maravich Story" by Philip D. Hart
  • "The Glory of Byzantium: an exhibition at the Metropolitan" by Serb World U.S.A.staff

SERB WORLD U.S.A. March/April 1997 vol. XIII, no. 4

  • "The Last Frontier" by William Jovanovich
  • "Letters from Home" from the Kosich "Srbin iz Like"Collection, letters from Mostar, 1906. Translated by Serb World U.S.A.staff
  • "Vila:The Serbian Fairy" by Serb World U.S.A.staff
  • "Fairy Mountain 'Vilina Gora' "a tale from Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic, translation by Glisho Suzic
  • "Songs of the Vila"from the collections of B. Petranovic and Vuk Stefanovic Karadzic
  • "Milan Opacich Presents: Milan Verni" a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • "Milan Verni Discography" by Milan Opacich
  • "Of Interest" a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: "Walnut Shortbread Pie— Pita sa orasima"by Mary Nicklanovich
  • "Vojvodina" adapted from an article in Jugoslavija(1921)
  • "Odyssey to a Ph.D." by Mitchell Soso, Ph.D.
  • "Learning English 100 Years Ago: 'At the Bank' " a series by Vivian Kolias
  • "Aliquippa: Of Serbs and Steel, Part III: Conclusion" by Michael D. Nicklanovich
  • "Stella’s Story" by Milly Vincic
  • "Aliquippa and Sports" by Serb World U.S.A.staff

SERB WORLD U.S.A. January/February 1997 vol. XIII, no. 3

  • "Sokol:The Slavic Falcon Movement" by Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • "Serbian Sokol Songs"
  • "Alex Pupich: Air Force Falcon Tradition Continued" by Michael D. Nicklanovich
  • "St. Sava Monastery, We Are Here" by Yvonne Trbovich Orlich
  • "Of Interest" a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: "Steaks and Wieners in Catsup Sauce" by Mary Nicklanovich
  • "Nick Vosovic: The Man, My Father" by Lawrence Vosovic
  • "Serbian Christmas at Sharkey’s" by Serb World U.S.A.staff
  • "Milan Opacich Presents: Zerbes’ Balkan Orchestra and Sar Planina"a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • "Stevan Zerbes Discography" by Milan Opacich
  • "Sage: Precious Herb of the Balkans" by Michael D. Nicklanovich
  • "War in North Russia: Lazo Obradovic and the 339th" by Philip D. Hart
  • "Aliquippa: Of Serbs and Steel, Part II" by Michael D. Nicklanovich

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Louis Cukela

Louis Cukela (May 1st, 1888 - March 19th, 1956) was a famous United States Marine. He was awarded both the Navy and Army Medals of Honor, as well as numerous decorations from France, Italy, and his native Kingdom of Yugoslavia.

He was born and raised in Split (while it was still under Austro-Hungarian rule), and subsequently attended the Merchant Academy and later, the Royal Gymnasium, both for two years. In 1913, Cukela emigrated to the United States and, with his brother, settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

On September 21st, 1914, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. Three years later, on January 31st 1917, with war raging in Europe, he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps. Following the United States' entry into the conflict, he went to France and fought alongside his servicemen in the 5th Marines.

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Knowing the Purpose of Creation through the Resurrection

Proceedings of the Symposium on St. Maximus the Confessor

The present volume is a collection of presentations delivered at the St Maximus the Confessor International Symposium held in Belgrade at the University of Belgrade from 18 to 21 October 2012. The Belgrade Symposium brought together the following speakers: Demetrios Bathrellos, Grigory Benevitch, Calinic Berger, Paul Blowers, David Bradshaw, Adam Cooper, Brian Daley, Paul Gavrilyuk, Atanasije Jevtić, Joshua Lollar, Andrew Louth, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Maximos of Simonopetra, Ignatije Midić, Pascal Mueller-Jourdan, Alexei Nesteruk, Aristotle Papanikolaou, George Parsenios, Philipp Gabriel Renczes, Nino Sakvarelidze, Torstein Tollefsen, George Varvatsoulias, Maxim Vasiljević, Christos Yannaras, and John Zizioulas. The papers and discussions in this volume of the proceedings of the Belgrade Symposium amply attest to the reputation of Saint Maximus the Confessor as the most universal spirit of the seventh century, and perhaps the greatest thinker of the Church. Twenty eight studies have been gathered in the present volume, which is organized into eight chapters, each of them corresponding to the proceedings of the Symposium, all of which are of intense interest and importance. Chapter One brings to light new evidence regarding the sources, influences, and appropriations of St Maximus’ teaching. His mediatorial role as one of the few genuinely ecumenical theologians of the patristic era is acknowledged and affirmed. Chapter Two offers some crucial clarifications on the relationship between person, nature, and freedom. In Chapter Three we find substantial discussion on body, pathos, love, eros, etc. New interpretive paradigms and insights are proposed in Chapter Four, while the next chapter presents the Confessor’s cosmological perspective in light of modern scientific discoveries. Some important ontological and ecclesiological issues are discussed in Chapter Six, while in Chapter Seven we are able to see what contemporary synthesis is possible through St Maximus’ thought. Chapter Eight offers further readings by engaging younger scholars who did not present their papers at the conference but whose studies were accepted by the organizers. In the final paper we find an important overview of the Symposium with a description of the conference’s flow. In an age of plurality and division, it is particularly important to know what our Tradition—shaped by the Fathers—can teach us. In any such endeavor, Saint Maximus the Confessor stands out as the most important theologian of the so-called Byzantine period. Yet his theology, assimilated and incorporated by Tradition, has relevance beyond any single historical period; in fact, the Confessor’s efforts to mediate between East and West distinguish his work as vital for contemporary theological discourse.

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