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

Brad Dexter

Brad Dexter (9. april 1917 – 11. decembar 2002; rođen kao Veljko Šošo) bio je američki glumac srpskog porekla. Glumačku karijeru je započeo nakon amaterskog bavljenja boksom i vojne službe u Drugom svetskom ratu. Specijalizovao se za karakterne uloge "tvrdih momaka", a najpoznatiji mu je nastup u znamenitom vesternu Sedam veličanstvenih.

Dexter je takođe bio poznat po burnom privatnom životu, pri čemu se isticao prvi brak s Peggy Lee. 1964. godine je spasio život Franku Sinatri i postao njegov prijatelj. Krajem 1970-ih je producirao TV-seriju Skag.

Izvor: Wikipedia


Bred Dekster, čije je pravo ime bilo Veljko Sošo, igrao je brojnim filmskim ostvarenjima, među kojima su i "Asfalt na džungli" i "7 veličanstvenih". Glumio je zajedno i s Merlinin Monro, a njegov veliki prijatelj bio je Frenk Sinatra, kojem je i spasio život

Jedan od poznatijih holivudskih glumaca iz sredine dvadesetog veka bio je Bred Dekster, Amerikanac srpskog porekla. Rođen je 1917. godine u Goldfildu, u američkoj državi Nevada pod imenom Veljko Sošo.

Njegov maternji jezik bio je sprski, a važio je za zgodnom i markantnog glumca. Karijeru je započeo nakon Drugog svetskog rata, i počeo je da glumi pod imenom Beri Mičel.

Postao je ubrzo poznati holivudski glumac. Uzima ime Bred Dekster, a igrao je u mnogim čuvenim ostvarenjima. Između ostalog i u filmu “Džungla na asfaltu”, zajedno sa legendarnom Merilin Monro.

Takođe, igrao je u vesternu “7 veličanstvenih”, uz rame sa sjajnom glumačkom postavom koju su činili Stiv Mekvin, Jul Briner, Džejms Koburn, Čarls Bronson, Robert Von i Horst Buholc.

Bred je bio veliki prijatelj sa legendarnim Frenkom Sinatrom. Njihovo druženje počelo kada ga je Dekster spasio od davljenja. Zbog ovog herojskog čina, američki glumac srpskog porekla dobio je medalju Crveni krst, koja se dodeljuje za hrabrost.

Izvor: Blic


People Directory

Allex Mandusich

Andjelko "Big Jake Alex" Mandusich is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and was one of the greatest Serbian-American heroes of World War I.

He was born on July 13th, 1887 at Sar Planina, Serbia. In 1905, at the age of 18, he immigrated to America.

When the US entered World War I, Mandusich immediately enrolled himself in the Army. During the battle in Amiens region in France in August of 1918, Jake, now a corporal, advanced his men at Chipilly Ridge; there were many casualties and in the heat of the battle Alex realized that all officers had been hit and that he was now the leader of his platoon. His men were pinned down by machine gunfire from a German nest thirty yards away. Under intense fire Manudsich made his way to the nest alone; he pulled out his bayonet and attacked..

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Publishing

The Church at Prayer

by Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra

Publisher’s note

Many readers of the addresses of Elder Aimilianos, which have been published in the five-volume series, rchimandrite Aimilianos, Spiritual Instructions and Discourses (Ormylia, 1998-2003), have frequently expressed the wish for an abridged and more accessible form of his teaching. In response, we are happy to inaugurate a new series of publications incorporating key texts from the above-mentioned collection. Other considerations have also contributed o this new project, such as the selection of specific texts which address important, contemporary questions; the need for a smaller, more reader-friendly publication format; and the necessity for editing certain passages in need of clarification, without however altering their basic meaning.

Above all, the works collected in this volume reflect the importance which the Elder consistently attached to prayer, spirituality, community life, worship, and liturgy. Thus the experientially based works "On Prayer", and "The Prayer of the Holy Mountain", which deal primarily with the Prayer of the Heart, appear first, followed by the summary addresses on "The Divine Liturgy", and "Our Church Attendance". These are in turn followed by the more socially oriented discourses on "Our Relations with Our Neighbor", and "Marriage: The Great Sacrament". Finally, the present volume closes with the sermons on "Spiritual Reading" and "The Spiritual Life", which in a simple and yet compelling manner set forth the conditions for "ascending to heaven on the wings of the Spirit".

It is our hope that The Church at Prayer will meet the purpose for which it is issued and will serve as a ready aid and support for those who desire God and eternal life in Him.

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