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- Nikola Tesla

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- 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 2007

SERB WORLD USA November/December 2007 XXIV, no. 2

  • “Byzantium and the South Slavs” by Philip D. Hart
  • “Byzantium: 500 A.D.” a map drawn by Philip D. Hart
  • “An Alphabet for the Slavs” originally written in 1994, updated and revised based on more current scholarship
  • “From Glusac’s ‘The Music of Yugoslavia’—‘Kiceni Srem’ a song from the collection of Peter Glusac, translation by Serb World U.S.A.
  • “The Legacy of George Kosich (1913-2007)”
  • “Of Interest” a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards
  • “Dobos Torte Memories: Family and Food” by Paula Erbay
  • Recipe: “Dobos Torte” recipe and photo by Paula Erbay
  • “Milan Opacich Presents ‘The Momchilovich Family Tamburitza Orchestra’”
  • “Wheat and Serbian Christmas: Earth’s Bounty and Heaven’s Blessing”
  • “Koleda: the Christmas carollers” with drawings by B. Malczewski
  • “Koleda Songs of Dalmatia”
  • “Kolede: a favorite memory” story and art by Artist Drakse
  • “Kolede Songs of Skoplje and Bosnia” from Artist Drakse
  • “A View of Serbia in 1915” from W. J. Showalter’s “Kingdom of Servia,” “National Geographic Magazine”

SERB WORLD USA September/October 2007 vol. XXIV, no. 1

  • “Princess Zorka (1864-1890)” by Mary Nicklanovich Hart, based on the work of M. Jovicevic and T. Djukic
  • “South Chicago’s ‘Princess Zorka’” by Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • “Christmas Gifts 2007”
  • “The Widows of Jackson Gate” by Mitchell Soso, Ph.D. with Ann Skulich Ingram and George Bryovich
  • “Of Interest” a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards
  • Recipe: “Djuvec” (Balkan Vegetable Medley)
  • “Volunteers for Serbia: 1918”
  • “Milan Opacich Presents ‘A New Generation of Tambura Builders’”
  • “The Talking Rooster” by Wayne S. Vucinich
  • “‘Tata’ forged in labor solidarity” by Martin D. Bassar
  • “History’s Full Circle: Father Sebastian Dabovich Comes Home” by Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • “Honoring Father Sebastian Dabovich: Jackson, September 1, 2007”
  • “His Life and Times: A Timeline” by Michael D. Nicklanovich
  • “Son of the Gold Rush: Father Dabovich (1863-1940)” by Michael D. Nicklanovich
  • “St. Louis’ Holy Trinity Choir Celebrating a Century”
  • “1914: Serbs in St. Louis”

SERB WORLD U.S.A. July/August 2007 vol. XXIII, no. 6

  • "Srb, Lika: A Personal Chronicle" by Miki Prijic Knezevic
  • "Lika Trilogy: Cemernica, Boja, and Ujaci" poems by Angelia Prijic Jovanovic
  • “Indianapolis and the Serbs from Prizren” by Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • “1914: Serbs in Indianapolis”
  • “From Glusac’s ‘The Music of Yugoslavia’—‘Fijaker stari’” 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: “Walnut Torta”
  • “Milan Opacich Presents ‘Milwaukee’s Prazna Flasa’” a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • “NEA Awards Turn 25: The National Heritage Fellowships” by Rosalyn Nicolich Opacich with Mary Nicklanovich Hart
  • “Journey to Freedom—Serbia, 1944: Remembering a Great Rescue” by David English
  • “Father Peter N. Milanovich: Doing the Good Work of the Church” by Philip D. Hart
  • “Memories of a Medieval Empire—Traces of the Nemanjas in Montenegro”
  • “Medieval Royals: Zeta, Rasska, and Serbia” a genealogical chart by Dr. Ralph Milanovich (1994)

SERB WORLD U.S.A. May/June 2007 vol. XXIII, no. 5

  • “Vukovic in Venice: The Story of Bozidar Vukovic (1465-1539)” by Anika Skovran (1980), reprinted from “Yugo Review”
  • “Summer Camp in Gold Rush Country”— ‘Today’ from Ivana Milovic and ‘Yesterday’ from a history by Milka Lukic
  • “A Glimpse of Our Past: New York City 1914”
  • “1914: Serbs in New York City”
  • “Proverbs: Words to the Wise” from Z. Kovacevic, V. Karadzic, M. Bugen, O. Pincock. Illustrations by Drakse
  • “Milan Opacich Presents ‘World War II Memorial from Gary’s St. Sava’” a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • “Jajce’s Legends of St. Luke” 1895 article translated from German by George Kosich
  • “Of Interest” a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: “Bosnian Meatballs, ‘Bosanske Cufte’”
  • “From Glusac’s ‘The Music of Yugoslavia’— ‘Ahman’” a song from the collection of Peter Glusac, translation by Serb World U.S.A.
  • “The Foreign-Born Vote and the Election of 1944” by Yaroslav J. Chyz (1944)
  • “Federation or Empire: The Balkan Question of 1912” by Professor Michael I. Pupin (1912)
  • “A Scholar’s Transformation: R. W. Seton-Watson” by Philip D. Hart
  • “Defendants of the High Treason Trial” original list by Stanko Dragosavljevic (1959), translated by Serb World U.S.A.

SERB WORLD U.S.A. March/April 2007 vol. XXIII, no. 4 

  • “Plants and Customs in the Magical World of Serbian Folklore”
  • “Anna, the Serb, and Mary, the Syrian” by Mitchell Soso, Ph.D.
  • “Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa (1824-1878)” by Hermann Wendel (1924), translated from German by George Kosich
  • “The Stolen Bell: a tale of Boka and Montenegro” by Stjepan Mitrov Ljubisa in English translation
  • “Milan Opacich Presents ‘The Mandelo Corporation’” a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • “Serbs and Song”
  • “Of Interest” a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: “‘Lazy Pie, Lenja Pita’”
  • “From Glusac’s ‘The Music of Yugoslavia’—‘Gdje si da si moj golube’” a song from the collection of Peter Glusac, translation by Serb World U.S.A.
  • “The Old Man and the Wolf, a tale from old Serbia as told by my Tata” by Martin D. Bassar, drawings by B. Malczewski
  • “Postcards from Serbia: Medieval Monasteries”
  • “The Serbs of Flint, Michigan” by Philip D. Hart
  • “South Slavs in Flint: The St. John Street Neighborhood” from the U.S. Federal Censuses of 1920 and 1930

SERB WORLD U.S.A. January/February 2007 vol. XXIII, no. 3

  • “Finding Papa Costo” by Donald Yovanovich Curry
  • “St. Sava’s Day in California: A Historic Look”
  • “Cveta Popovich and His Postcard Collection” from the Cveta and Milosh Popovich Collection
  • “Milan Opacich Presents ‘The Velebit Tamburitza Orchestra’ a regular music feature by Milan Opacich
  • “‘Sajkasi’” on the Borders: the land and the people” by Capt. Trumic, translated by George Kosich, courtesy of the Serbian Academy
  • “Of Interest” a regular feature of 2 to 5 pages of short items about events, facts, awards...
  • Recipe: “‘Ajvar’ Serbian Red Pepper Relish”
  • “From Glusac’s ‘The Music of Yugoslavia’—‘Neven kolo’” a song from the collection of Peter Glusac, translation by Serb World U.S.A.
  • “Fairy Mountain: Vilina Gora, a folk tale” adapted from V. Karadzic, translated by Greg Suzich, illustrated by B. Malczewski
  • “Songs of the Vila” from V. Karadzic and B. Petranovic, translated by Serb World U.S.A., drawing by B. Malczewski
  • “Jovan Cvijic (1865-1927), Leading the Way in Balkan Studies”
  • “Bosnians” by Jovan Cvijic (1931), translated by Serb World U.S.A.
  • “‘Samo Sloga Srbina Spasava’—When and How the Expression Originated” by Vaso Vojvodic, from “Danica” (2000), translated by Serb World U.S.A.
  • “Professor David MacKenzie and Balkan History”
  • “Serbia as Piedmont and the Yugoslav Idea 1804-1914” by Professor David MacKenzie

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Milos Rastovic

Milos Rastovic was born in Sombor, Serbia where he finished elementary and Gymnasium. His father, Ilija Rastovic, was a Professor in Gymnasium high school and poet who published eight books of poetry. Zivka Rastovic, his mother, worked in the insurance business. Rastovic earned a Bachelor Degree at the University of Belgrade, Department of Philosophy, with a work: “Eternal Recurrence of the Same in Nietzsche’s Philosophy.” After graduation, he was a Professor of Philosophy for eight years in high schools in Sombor. While teaching, he created thefirst philosophy website of its kind in Serbia to make philosophy more interesting and approachable for students. He earned his Masters Degree in Philosophy at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A. He is a member of many professional societies in philosophy and political sciences and Slavic studies. He has presented papers at numerousacademic conferences and publishedarticles and reviews of books in the United States, Canada, and many European countries.

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Савремени еклисиолошки подсетник о Дијаспори

Историја и анализа тзв. „Америчког раскола“ (1963-1992) и предлози за његово превазилажење

Епископ Атанасије (Јевтић)

У издању Севастијан преса из Лос Анђелеса и Братства Св. Симона Мироточивог из Врњачке Бање, недавно је изашла нова књига Атанасија (Јевтића), умировљеног Владике херцеговачког, Савремени еклисиолошки подсетник о Дијаспори - Историја и анализа тзв. „Америчког раскола“ (1963-1992) и предлози за његово превазилажење.

Текст ове књиге је написан сада већ далеке 1990.године, и до данас био необјављен будући да је само за Синодске Оце Архијереје био намењен ради превазилажења тзв. „Америчког раскола“. Данас, када је тај српски раскол литургијски и административно превазиђен, сасвим је разумљиво и пожељно било да се овај текст предочи јавности.

На молбу Светог Архијерејског Синода, ондашњи јеромонах Атанасије је сва питања везана за болни раскол у српској дијаспори ставио под светлост православне Еклисиологије и Предања, што је био једини начин за њихово суочавање како би се дошло што ближе до зацељивања раскола. Читалац ће приметити како је он савесно и непристрасно проанализирао цело питање раскола и дао целисходне икономијске предлоге за његово решење. Ова књига је резултат његовог савесног христољубивог и црквољубивог рада.

Конкретан резултат Атанасијевог еклисиолошког предлога била је обнова евхаристијског општења и помирења које је постигнуто на празник Сретења Господњег, 15. фебруара 1992. године у Саборној Цркви у Београду, када су Српски Патријарх Павле и чланови Светог Архијерејског Сабора служили са Митрополитом Иринејем (Ковачевићем), дотадашњим епископом у расколу. Коначно, 21. маја 2009. године, Свети Архијерејски Сабор је донео одлуку и о коначном административном јединству Српске Цркве у Северној и Јужној Америци.

Истовремено, ова књига осветљава битно питање Дијаспоре. Дијаспора је пред Православну Цркву поставила два битна проблема: питање провере исправности нашег схватања Цркве, оног које се у последњим вековима код многих од нас усталило, и питање мисије Цркве у свету.

Књига је изашла са благословом Епископа новограчаничког и средњезападноамеричког Лонгина и Епископа западноамеричког Максима.

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Contemporary Ecclesiological Reminderon the Diaspora:
History and analysis of so called “American schism” (1963-1992) and recommendations for its overcoming

by Bishop Athanasius (Yevtich)

Recently, a new book by Athanasius (Yevtich), retired Bishop of Herzegovina, was published in Serbian by Sebastian Press of Los Angeles in cooperation with St. Simeon the Myrrh-streaming of Vrnjacka Banja.

This book was written in a now already distant year of 1990. This is its first publishing since the original intent was to have it available only for the hierarchs of the Holy Synod for the purpose of overcoming the so-called “American schism” within the Serbian diaspora. Presently, as the Serbian schism has been liturgically and administratively vanquished, it is understandable and desirable to have this valuable research available to the public.

At the request of the Holy Synod, back then hieromonk Atanasije acceded to collect all relevant documents in reference to painful schism in Serbian Diaspora, placing them in the light of Orthodox Ecclesiology and Holy Tradition, which was the only way to face it properly and bring it closer to healing.The readers will notice how Bishop Atanasije analyzed responsibly, and impartially the whole question of schism, and at the same time provided comprehensive, integral and thorough ecclesial economy, recomendations for solutions.This book is the result of his Christ-loving and Church-loving labor.

A tangible result of Atanasije's ecclesiological recommendation was the Eucharistic renewal, communion, and reconciliation which was established on the Feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple, February 15, 1992. At the Cathedral in Belgrade, His Holiness Patriarch Paul and hierarchs of the Holy Episcopal Assembly celebrated for the first time together since the schism, with Metropolitan Iriney (Kovacevic), up until then, schismatic bishop in Diaspora.Finally, on May 21, 2009, the Holy Assembly made a decission about conclusive administrative unity of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.

In the same time this book reveals crucial question regarding Diaspora, because ecclesial organization of the Orthodox Church abroad presents itself with at least two problems: a) a check-up of our interpretation and comprehension of the Church, especifically of the last couple of centuries existing convictions, and b) a question of the Church mission in the World.

This book is published with the blessings of His Grace, Bishop Longin of New Gracanica - Midwestern America, and His Grace, Bishop Maxim of Western American Diocese, of the Serbian Orthodox Church for North and South America.

Price $15

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