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

His Grace Bishop Georgije

His Grace Bishop Georgije (Djokic) was born in G. Crnjelovo near Bijeljina, Republika Srpska, in 1949 on the feastday of St. George the Great Martyr. Besides his pious parents, father hadzi-Krsta and mother Krunija, he also has a brother Konstantin, bishop of Central Europe; Ljubomir, a priest in Vrsanima, near Bijeljina and sister Nadezda, a sister at the Tavna Monastery.

In 1962 he left for the Tavna Monastery and continued his preparation for serving God at the Ozren, Kosijerevo, Transfiguration (Ovcar Banja), Savina and Studenica monasteries.

In Monastery Ostrog he finished the monastic school (the first post-war generation). He was tonsured at Ozren Monastery on February 11, 1971. .

On the twelvth of February, on the feastday of the Holy Three Hieararchs, he was ordained into the deaconate and on the feastday of the Presentation of the Lord, 15 February, he was ordained as heiromonk. Bishop Longin appointed him as spiritual father of the Tavna Monastery, from where he finishes Seminary (St. Arsenius) in Sremski Karlovci and the Theological Faculty in Belgrade. His postgraduate studies he continued at Loughborough University in England.

He was elected bishop on May 16, 1984. He was consecrated on July 8, 1984 at the Cathedral Church in Belgrade by Serbian Patriarch German of blessed memory, Bishop Miltun of Timok and Bishop Vasilije of Zvornik-Tuzla.

In the newly-formed diocese of Canada numerous churches have been consecrated under his leadership, along with the first monastery in Canada. He founded the Federation of the Circle of Serbian Sisters, brought many priests, founded the "ISTOCNIK" diocesan magazine as well as many other publishing endeavors, he founded the Library of the Holy Transfiguration of our Lord.

He tirelessly works at overcoming the schism and its affects on the Serbian church and is in charge of a number of actions for the assistance of Serbs in the Fatherland as well as enlighting the public media on the truth about the war in the former Yugoslavia and the sufferings of the Serbian people. He workеd at overcoming the schism and its affects on the Serbian Church and was in charge of a number of actions for the assistance of Serbs in the Fatherland. Georgije (Djokic) has been relieved of his duties by the Holy Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church on May 25, 2015.


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My Brother's Keeper

by Fr. Radovan Bigovic

Rare are the books of Orthodox Christian authors that deal with the subject of politics in a comprehensive way. It is taken for granted that politics has to do with the secularized (legal) protection of human rights (a reproduction of the philosophy of the Enlightenment), within the political system of so-called "representative democracy", which is limited mostly to social utility or to the conventional rules of human relations. Most Christians look at politics and democracy as unrelated with their experience of the Church herself, which abides both in history and in the Kingdom, the eschaton. Today, the commercialization of politics—its submission to the laws of publicity and the brainwashing of the masses—has literally abolished the "representative" parliamentary system. So, why bother with politics when every citizen of so-called developed societies has a direct everyday experience of the rapid decline and alienation of the fundamental aspects of modernity?

In the Orthodox milieu, Christos Yannaras has highlighted the conception of the social and political event that is borne by the Orthodox ecclesiastical tradition, which entails a personalistic (assumes an infinite value of the human person as opposed to Western utilitarian individualism) and relational approach. Fr Radovan Bigovic follows this approach. In this book, the reader will find a faithful engagement with the liturgical and patristic traditions, with contemporary thinkers, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, all in conversation with political science and philosophy. As an excellent Orthodox theologian and a proponent of dialogue, rooted in the catholic (holistic) being of the Orthodox Church and of his Serbian people, Fr Radovan offers a methodology that encompasses the above-mentioned concerns and quests.