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

By Diane (Danica) Grahovac

If you’re a Serb or know one, then you know how much fun a Serbian Festival can be.

If you’re a Serb and love wine, you visit a winery for wine-tasting (and drinking). If you really love wine, chances are you venture to California Wine Country.

You could have the best of both worlds—a Serbian Festival set in California Wine Country—at Opolo Vineyards and Winery in Paso Robles.

Slobodan (Danny) Ćurčić, professor of art and archaeology, emeritus, at Princeton University, and a global authority on Byzantine art and architecture, died Dec. 3 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was 76.

Ćurčić was a prolific scholar whose work examined a wide spectrum of topics across southeast Europe. Among his areas of focus were late-Roman and early-Christian archaeological remains in Cyprus, Greece and Serbia; decoration of Byzantine-Norman churches in Sicily; and architecture in the Byzantine Balkans from late antiquity to the Ottoman era.

Born Dec. 19, 1940, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (the former Yugoslavia), Ćurčić grew up in Belgrade, Serbia. He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and in 1975 received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, writing a dissertation on the Late Byzantine church at Gračanica.

Фестивал је отворио филм највећег српског редитеља Емира Кустурице „На млечном путу“, а приказан је и наш најбољи филм “Реквијем за госпођу Ј”, који је кандидат српске кинематографије за овогодишњег Оскара, за најбоље инострано остварење. Специјалан гост из Холивуда била је Марија Каран, а из Београда наше глумице Христина Поповић и Маша Дакић. Присуствовали су званичници Србије и Републике Српске и СПЦ. Фестивал је био посвећен сећању на филмског великана Љубишу Самарџића, а приказан је и његов филм "Панта Реи". Фестивал испунио очекивања организатора и публике.

The first English edition of the book The Basic Principle by Laza Kostic was presented for the first time to an American audience at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA on October 18, 2017. This is the first in a series of events dedicated to the life and work of Laza Kostic (1841 – 1910) on the North American Continent. One of Serbia’s most distinguished poets of romanticism, Laza Kostic was also a philosopher, translator, critic, and writer.

Енглеско издање књиге „Основно начело“ Лазе Костића у издању библиотеке града Сомбора „Карло Бијелицки“ је први пут представљено америчкој публици на Дјукејн универзитету у Питсбургу у Сједињеним америчким државама 18. октобра 2017. године. Овим догађајем је на северноамеричком континенту започето представљање дела и живота Лазе Костића (1841 – 1910), једног од најзначајнијих српских песника романтизма, филозофа, преводиоца, критичара и драматурга.

Deacon David-John Williams of Saint Petka Serbian Orthodox Church, San Marcos California, presented dr Charalambos Dendrinos The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija: The Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People.

Dr Dendrinos is the director of the Hellenic Institute at Royal Holloway University of London where Deacon David is a PhD candidate and the Patriarch Bartholomaios scholar.

See Art vam predstavlja kultnu predstavu Hadersfild koja će se igrati u četvrtak 28. septembra u 8:00pm u ATHENAEUM THEATRE u Čikagu.

Osim u Čikagu, Hadresfild će biti igran u:

  • Njujorku, 21. septembra
  • Washingtonu, 24. septembra
  • Bostonu, 30. septembra


The Basic Principle 
by Laza Kostic

People Directory

Milomir Stanisic / Миломир Станишић

Миломир Станишић (Бујачић, Ваљево, Краљевина Србија, 19. август 1914 — Вест Лафајет, САД, 9. март 1991) је био официр војске Краљевине Југославије, инжењер машинства и математике из области турбуленција, научник и професор на Одсеку за аеро-наутику и аерокосмотехнику Пердју универзитета у Лафајату.

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Western American Diocese - Annual 2013

2013 marked several momentous occasions: 50 years of the founding of the Western American Diocese, 150 years of the birth of Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich, Holy Apostle to the Americas, 1700 years of the Edict of Milan, and a special tribute to Nikola Tesla! Our main focus during this three-day Jubilee Celebration was on the freedom to pursue our faith since the time of Constantine 1700 years ago and how to better live a spiritual life.

As a special tribute, a beautiful commemorative edition of the Annual was prepared, which reflects the History of the Western American Diocese! It is adorned with beautiful photographs and historical articles from our parishes and monateries! It also showcases the wonderful work that has been done over the past year throughout our Diocese and information about our many ongoing ministries. This publicaton also includes a Directory of Parishes.

There are two version of this publication available. Our Hardcover version sells for $15. Our Softcover version sells for $10 and includes Ads & Greetings from families and businesses throughout our Diocese.