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

Stefan Kapicic

Stefan Kapicic was born in Koln, Germany, where he lived for 3 years while his father played professional Basketball. His family returned to Belgrade, Serbia, where he attended high school and later enrolled in the Academy of Philosophy; studying World Literature for two years. Stefan's mother, Beba Zugic is a well known actress in Serbia and with her influence, he grew up wanting to act.

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During his childhood, he went to every theatre performance that Belgrade had to offer, took extensive acting classes, and later auditioned at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, considered to be one of most respected drama schools in Europe. After he got accepted, Stefan was taught by professor Gordana Maric and legendary professor Minja Dedic.

During his first year in the Academy of Dramatic Arts, Stefan was offered to join the serbian National Theatre, and performed in a play called "HASANAGA'S WIFE", directed by Award Winning director Jagos Markovic. Soon after, his career sky-rocketed, and he performed in about 50 theatre performances such as; "MERCHANT OF VENICE" by W. Shakespeare, " ELECTRA" by Euridipus, "BROTHERS KARAMAZOV" by F.M. Dostojevsky, "DEATH" by Woody Allen, " PROMETHEUS" by Euridipus, " RESSURECTION BLUES" by Arthur Miller, "STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE " by T. Williams, etc.

In 2003, he starred in his first feature film role in "ALMOST TOTALLY ORDINARY STORY" in which he got Awarded as "Best Debutant" at 'Nis Film Festival' 2003. Later on, offers for features just kept coming. Stefan starred in films such as; "THE CORDON" by Goran Markovic, "STREET WALKER" by Kosta Djordjevic, "FREE FALL" by Vladimir Djukelic, "CHARLESTON AND VENDETTA" aka "Tears for Sale" by Uros Stojanovic, produced by Luc Besson, premiered at 2008 'Toronto Film Festival', and "THE BROTHERS BLOOM" directed by Rian Johnson, a feature starring Oscar Winners Adrian Brody, Rachel Weisz and Maximillian Shell.

Stefan has also starred in several TV-sitcoms: "ORDINARY PEOPLE", "I, CHEGUEVARA", " VRATICE SE RODE"; did commercials for Pepsi, Nestle, Snickers, Tommy Hilfiger, Pal Zileri, and voice-overs for "GARFIELD 2", "OPEN SEASON", "POKEMON", "LOONEY TUNES", "ALADDIN", for the European market.

Stefan Kapicic relocated to Hollywood in 2008, where he guest starred in two popular CBS' TV-Shows – 'THE UNIT' and 'NUMB3RS', the 8th and final season of FOX's popular TV-Show '24', and NBC's "THE EVENT". You can currently see Stefan in popular Croatian TV-show "LARA'S CHOICE", and next on the big screen in UNIVERSAL PICTURES' feature "BIG MIRACLE", premiering on February 3rd, 2012.

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Milana Mim Karlo Bizic

Milana ("Mim") Karlo Bizic earned a B.S. degree in three (3) years from the University of Pittsburgh where she had a four-year scholarship; a Master's Degree in 1967; School Library Certification in 1970; and Gifted and Talented Certification in 1981. Her professional experience includes teaching all Elementary grade level students K-6;  Teaching Graduate level courses for Penn State University (Beaver Campus for nine years until 1994), Carlow College and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, where she taught fellow educators how to creatively integrate computers into their curriculums across all disciplines and all grade levels, K-12; working as a Supervisor of Student Teachers for the University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) after she retired from working 40+ years teaching in the public schools, most notably for Quaker Valley School District.

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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