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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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Ivan Aksentijevich

Ivan Aksentijevich earned his Medical Doctor Degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia in 1986. He moved to the United States with his wife Ivona in 1989. Between 1989 and 1996, he completed two post-doctoral fellowships at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He went on and did a residency in Internal Medicine at St Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and followed this with fellowships in both Hematology and Medical Oncology at Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, MD. He is a senior partner and member of the Executive Committee with the Virginia Cancer Specialists, in Alexandria, VA.  He holds the Chair of the Cancer Committee at Alexandria Hospital and is a primary investigator on several clinical trials. His main clinical interrests are in the field of hematologic malignancies.

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Sailors of the Sky

A conversation with Fr. Stamatis Skliris and Fr. Marko Rupnik on contemporary Christian art

In these timely conversations led by Fr. Radovan Bigovic, many issues are introduced that enable the contemporary reader to deepen and expand his or her understanding of the role of art in the life of the Church. Here we find answers to questions on the crisis of contemporary ecclesiastical art in West and East; the impact of Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract painting on contemporary ecclesiastical painting; and a consideration of the main distrinction between iconography and secular painting. The dialogue, while resolving some doubts about the difference between iconography, religious painting, and painting in general, reconciles the requirement to obey inconographic canons with the freedom essential to artistic creativity, demonstrating that obedience to the canons is not a threat to the vitatlity of iconography. Both artists illumine the role of prayer and ascetisicm in the art of iconography. They also mention curcial differences between iconography in the Orthodox Church and in Roman Catholicism. How important thse distinctions are when exploring the relationship between contemporary theology and art! In a time when postmodern "metaphysics' revitalizes every concept, these masters still believe that, to some extent, Post-Modernism adds to the revitatiztion of Christian art, stimulating questions about "artistic inspiration" and the essential asethetic categories of Christian painting. Their exceptionally wide, yet nonetheless deep, expertise assists their not-so-everday connections between theology, ar, and modern issues concerning society: "society" taken in its broader meaning as "civilization." Finally, the entire artistic project of Stamatis and Rupnik has important ecumenical implications that aswer a genuine longing for unity in the Christian word.

The text of this 94-page soft-bound book has been translated from the Serbian by Ivana Jakovljevic, Fr. Gregory Edwards, and Andrijana Krstic. Published by Sebastian Press, Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Contemporary Christian Thought Series, number 7, First Edition, ISBN: 978-0-9719505-8-0

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