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

Available Back Issues 2004

SERB WORLD U.S.A. November/December 2004 vol. XXI, no. 2

  • "Bosnian Valleys: by road and rail to Travnik and Livno in 1897" by Heinrich Renner (1897), translated from German by George Kosich
  • "Valleys in Western Bosnia" a map drawn by Philip D. Hart
  • "A Story about My Grandfather, Nicola Desich, from Travnik, Bosnia" by Zora (nee Stojsavljevic) Zuzuly (1996)
  • "More on Bosnian Valleys"
  • "In Search of a Name" by Mitchell Soso
  • "Milan Opacich Presents: The Rotkvich and Ratkovich Orchestras" a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • Of Interest: notes, books, events, news
  • Recipe: "Serbian Christmas Bread - Cesnica"
  • "From Glusac’s 'The Music of Yugoslavia'—Tiha Noci" a song from the collection of Peter Glusac, translation by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "Finding Marko Sipka" from Dragan Zivkovic, his wife Julie (nee Sipka), and son Nick
  • "Serbs in Colorado: Mines and Industry in the Gilded Age"
  • "1914: Serbs in Colorado" list transcribed from Cyrillic and alphabetized by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "Over the Mountains: The 1958 Escape of the Obilic Mountaineers" by Philip D. Hart
  • "Song for the Gusle - Uz Gusle" an epic about coming to America by Milan Tarbuk (1912), translation by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "About Surnames and Serbs" by Trifun Pavlovic (1997), Zaduzzbina V.S. Karadzica, trans. by Serb World USA

SERB WORLD U.S.A. September/October 2004 vol. XXI, no. 1

  • "Jajce: The Royal City" by Heinrich Renner (1897), translated from German by George Kosich
  • "Minnesota, Iron Ore, and Serbs"
  • "1914: Serbs of Minnesota’s Iron Range" a list transcribed from Cyrillic and alphabetized by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "Milan Opacich presents: The Balkan Strings of Canada" 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: "Dalmatian-Style Oxtail Pasta Sauce"
  • "Christmas Gift Ideas 2004"
  • "Three Rings" a Serbian folk tale from the Vuk Karadzic collection, trans. by SWusa, illustration by B. Malczewski
  • "From Glusac’s 'The Music of Yugoslavia'—Mladi Kapetane" a song from the collection of Peter Glusac, translation by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "Joe and Mary Grubich and New Richmond, Wisconsin" by Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • "An American Memoir" by Joe Grubich
  • "The Englishwoman: Adeline Paulina Irby (1831-1911) - Part 2" by Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • "Map of the Western Balkans, c. 1875, showing Miss Irby’s work" drawn by Philip D. Hart

SERB WORLD U.S.A. July/August 2004 vol. XX, no. 6

  • "Romanija and Glasinac: Bosnia’s Hajduks and Pre-Historic Man" by Heinrich Renner (1897), translated from German by George Kosich
  • "The Romanija Mountains and the Glasinac Plateau" a map drawn by Philip D. Hart
  • "More about Romanija and Glasinac"
  • "Starina Novak and Knez Bogosav" a hajduk song from the Vuk Karadzic collection, translation by SWusa
  • "Utah’s Bingham Canyon: Mountains, Mines, and Immigrants" by Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • "1914: Serbs in Bingham Canyon and Other Utah Towns" list transcribed from Cyrillic and alphabetized by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "Of Interest" a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: "Poppy Seed Cake"
  • "Milan Opacich Presents: More Minnesota Musicians" a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • "Decani: A World Treasure"
  • "From Glusac’s 'The Music of Yugoslavia'—Biser Jadrana" a song from the collection of Peter Glusac, translation by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "The Death of Bishop Petar I Petrovic-Njegoss" by George J. Vuckovich
  • "The Last Will and Testament of Bishop Petar I Petrovic-Njegos" original English translation by George J. Vuckovich
  • "Vuk and Goethe" by Hermann Wendel (1924), translated from German by George Kosich
  • "The Englishwoman: Adeline Paulina Irby (1831-1911) - Part 1" by Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • "Travels of the Englishwomen" a map drawn by Philip D. Hart

SERB WORLD U.S.A. May/June 2004 vol. XX, no. 5

  • "Idyllic Journey: The Mountains and Forests of Eastern Bosnia" by Heinrich Renner (1897), translated from German by George Kosich
  • "Eastern Bosnia" a map drawn by Philip D. Hart
  • "Bosnia’s Gypsies and More"
  • "Milan Opacich Awarded National Heritage Fellowship" by Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • "A Cat for a Coin" a folk tale about honest service and true worth from the Vuk Karadzic collection, trans. by SWusa, illustration by B. Malczewski
  • "From 'The Music of Yugoslavia': Govori se da me varas" a song from the collection of Peter Glusac, translation by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "Milan Opacich Presents Tambura’s Golden Era" a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • "The First Serbian Benevolent Society’s Honor Roll of World War II"from the Jugoslav American Herald (1949), the Petar J. Lucich Collection
  • "Of Interest" a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: "Djuvec, a Balkan Vegetable Medley"
  • "Kosovo Revisited: Three Days in March" by George J. Vuckovich from Camp Monteith, Kosovo
  • "Draga Cutlich Obradovich" by George Obradovich, excerpted from his “A Small Collection of Poems Written by Your Baka”
  • "My Schooling and the Village Pandur" a story by Draga Cutlich Obradovich
  • "Betrayal of Trust" a story by Draga Cutlich Obradovich
  • "Poems: A May Night/Majska Noc and My Village/Selo Mome" by Draga Cutlich Obradovich
  • "A Butte Centennial"
  • "1914: Serbs in Butte and the West " list transcribed from Cyrillic and alphabetized by Serb World U.S.A.

SERB WORLD U.S.A. March/April 2004 vol. XX, no. 4

  • "The Tisa River: Flood Control & Man’s Battle with the Elements" by Michael Dekany & Koloman Tors (1890), translated by George Kosich
  • "The Tisa: a map with political boundaries from 1890 & modern canals" drawn by Philip D. Hart
  • "Canals, Waterways, and Vojvodina: More about the Tisa"
  • "Milan Opacich Presents The Continentals of Cleveland, Ohio" a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • "Peter Glusac and the 'Music of Yugoslavia'"
  • "Crven Fesic - A Red Fez" a song from the collection of Peter Glusac, translation by Serb World U.S.A.
  • "Of Interest" a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: "Montenegrin Cheesecake - Sirnica"
  • "My Baba" a poem dedicated to Ange Vukanovich (1896-1990) by Sara Soso-Rapp
  • "The Girl Who Was Faster than a Steed" a folk tale from the Vuk Karadzic collection, trans. by SWusa, illustration by B. Malczewski
  • "Montenegrin Flagbearers as Heroes in Stories" by Cedo Bacovic with tales from Micun Pavicevic and Stojan Cerovic
  • "Art from Nature: Natural History Artist Don Radovich" by Philip D. Hart
  • "Jennie Jerome-Churchill and King Milan Obrenovic" by Milan M. Radovich
  • "Dearest Jovanka & Dear Sophie: letters from the 1930’s" from Jovanka Radakovich, Belgrade, and Sophie Ignotov, Flint
  • "Two Years Longer than the Ottoman Empire" by George J. Vuckovich from Camp Monteith, Kosovo
  • "A Glimpse of Milwaukee’s Early Serbs" by Luka M. Pejovic (1939), translated by Serb World U.S.A.

SERB WORLD U.S.A. January/February 2004 vol. XX, no. 3

  • "Life on the Tisa: Travels on the River in 1891" by Maurus Jokai (1891), translated from German by George Kosich
  • "The Tisa River Region in 1891" a map drawn by Philip D. Hart
  • "Folk Songs of the Tisa "
  • "More about the Lands of the Tisa "
  • "Milan Opacich Presents 'Minnesota Musicians'" 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: "Grandma’s Chicken Soup"
  • "Kosovo Revisited" by George J. Vuckovich from Camp Monteith
  • "Growing up in Bosnia in the 1930’s" by Robert P. Gakovich
  • "Joseph II of Austria: Reform & Reaction among the South Slavs" by Philip D. Hart
  • "Shrine of 'Apricots'" by Milla Zenovich Logan, a short story

People Directory

John Alexander Vidović

John Vidovic is a young musician and composer whose talents, work with students, and presence in various musical circles have already created a significant community impact. Mr. Vidovic specializes in classical guitar, music theory and composition. He has been playing guitar for 13 years and has accumulated 11 years of experience as a self-taught pianist.

John studied guitar with Michael McChesney and Barrios scholar Richard Stover, as well as voice with Christopher Bengochea. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in music composition. As a composer, he has 9 years of experience in composition ranging from solo works to large ensembles, including chorus, wind ensemble and orchestra. He has also conducted original choral composition under the direction of Maestro Donald Neuen with the UCLA Chamber Singers in Royce Hall in June 2011. Mr. Vidovic composed choral works for the West Valley College Chamber singers performed at the Finale concerts in May 2009 and December 2011. His main influences include music from Latin America, Romantic era music, and folk music from Eastern Europe.

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Publishing

Prayer Book

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of a beautiful pocket-size, full-color, English-language Prayer Book, which has been compiled and designed by our newly enthroned His Grace, Bishop Maxim, and printed in Serbia. The book contains prayers commonly used by Orthodox Christians, lists of Scriptural Commandments, and brief articles on the precepts of Faith, proper conduct in church, and the meaning and practice of prayer. It is adorned with striking icons and illustrations by Fr. Stamatis Skliris, a parish priest in Athens who is renowned as an iconographer and as a writer and lecturer on Byzantine iconography. Full-color on coated stock throughout, 36 pages, 3¾" × 5½" format, paperback, saddle-stitched.

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