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

Vladan Bataveljic

Vladan Bataveljic was born in Kutlovo, district of Kragujevac. Graduates from Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 1929. Specialization in law studies finishes in Grenoble, France. Establishes a law office in Belgrade, Poenkareova 32. Owner and editor of the magazine for literature and art "Razmena" with office in Beogradska street 35, Belgrade. Writes poetry, does caricature drawing and writes art and literary criticism.

Speaks English, French and German. Works as judge in Pančevo and Sombor. He was one of the editors of the professional publication "Pravna misao" (Thoughts in Law). At outbreak of WWII enters as volunteer, becomes POW in German officer's camp at Ösnabrick. After end of war enters into diplomatic service at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is consul and expert for property law in Chicago and later in New York. As an amateur photographer assists wife Olga in gathering documentation about the painter Milena Pavlovic Barilli during her New York period.


Vladan Bataveljić rodjen je 1906. u Kutlovu, okrug Kragujevac. Pravni fakultet u Beogradu završio je 1929. Na specijalizaciju odlazi u Grenobl, Francuska. Po završetku studija otvara advokatsku kancelariju u Poenkareovoj 32 u Beogradu. Vlasnik je i odgovorni urednik časopisa za literaturu i umetnost "Razmena" sa kancelarijom u Beogradskoj ul. 35. Bavi se pisanjem poezije, karikaturom i likovnom i literarnom kritikom.

Govori engleski, nemački i francuski. Radi kao sudija u Pančevu i Somboru. Jedan je od urednika profesionalnog pravnog časopisa "Pravna misao". Odlazi u rat kao dobrovoljac, biva zarobljen od strane Nemaca i do kraja rata provodi u oficirskom lageru Osnabrik. Zapošljava se u Sekretarijatu Inostranih Poslova posle rata i po službenoj dužnosti buva premešten u Čikago a zatim u Njujork kao konzul i stručnjak za imovinsko pravne odnose. Kao fotograf amater pomaže supruzi Olgi u prikupljanju gradje slikarke Milene Pavlović Barili u njenom njujorškom periodu.


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Igor Simić

Igor Simic was born in 1988 in Belgrade, Serbia. He graduated from Columbia University, New York, with a double-major in Film Studies and Philosophy. He currently works on films, video, installations, and writes articles.

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Notes on ecumenism

Written in 1972 by St. Abba Justin Popovich, edited by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, translated from Serbian by Aleksandra Stojanovich, and proofread by Fr Miroljub Ruzich

Abba Justin’s manuscript legacy (on which Bishop Athanasius have been working for a couple of years preparing an edition of The Complete Works ), also includes a parcel of sheets/small sheets of paper (in the 1/4 A4 size) with the notes on Ecumenism (written in pencil and dating from the period when he was working on his book “The Orthodox Church and Ecumenism”; there are also references to the writings of St. Bishop Nikolai [Velimirovich], short excerpts copied from his Sermons, some of which were quoted in the book).

The editor presents the Notes authentically, as he has found them in the manuscripts (his words inserted in the text, as clarification, are put between the slashes /…/; all the footnotes are ours).—In the appendix are present the facsimiles of the majority of Abba’s Notes which were supposed to be included in his book On Ecumenism (written in haste then, but now significantly supplemented with these Notes. The Notes make evident the full extent of Justin’s profundity as a theologian and ecclesiologist of the authentic Orthodoxy).—The real Justin is present in these Notes: by his original language, style, literature, polemics, philosophy, theology, and above all by his confession of the God-man Christ and His Church. He confesses his faith, tradition, experience and his perspective on man, on the world and on Europe—invariably in the Church and from the Church, in the God-man Christ and from Him, just as he did in all of his writings and in his entire life and theologizing.

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