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

The book on Serbia’s Christian Heritage in Kosovo and Metohija

The book on Serbia’s Christian Heritage in Kosovo and Metohija, its heartland in medieval times and through Ottoman domination, in recent months introduced to a wide reading public the oldest and richest treasury of Serbian medieval history and culture. Many university libraries were very pleased to have a copy of this high-quality publication, outlining the spiritual and artistic heritage of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It has been added to reference collections and now many students and faculty will make use of the ready access to it.

Joana Knezevic (California Institute of the Arts) presented the book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija to the California Institute of the Arts Library. The gift was received by Bret Purpus, Associate Librarian. The monograph has been added to the library collection and is available for use by students and faculty.

Valérie Pécresse, a candidate for president of the Paris region, on December 6 attended the service in the Serbian Orthodox Church of Saint Sava in Paris, where she received a book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija. She said: "We have to find a way to protect the very Serbian Orthodox heritage. We have an obligation to help the affected communities. It should be a universal role of France in the world."

Marko Macura (San Jose State University) donated the book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija to the San Jose Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library. The gift was received by Rebecca Kohn, Associate Librarian (special collections).

Through these efforts, The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija established itself as the definitive record of the history of Kosovo and Metohija and is appreciated by many scholars.

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Dimitrije Djordjevic

Dimitrije Djordjevic, Professor of History, Emeritus, at the University of California, Santa Barbara, member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts in Belgrade, died in Santa Barbara on March 5, 2009, one week after his 87th birthday.

Professor Djordjevic was one of the leading historians of Serbia and the Balkans in the 19th and early 20th century, a man of vast knowledge, held in great esteem in national and international scholarly circles. He was a founding member of the North American Society for Serbian Studies and its former President.

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Theological Disambiguations

An Unconventional Handbook of Orthodox Theology

by Rev. Vladan Perisic

by Fr John Behr

It is a great pleasure to see this work published, making available some of the most important writings of Fr Vladan Perisic over the last couple of decades available, together in one volume, to an English speaking audience. Fr Vladan’s work is well known in Serbia, and in broader academic and ecumenical circles. But it can now receive the much wider readership that it deserves, and, as a collected volume, its scope, coherence, and significance is sure to receive the recognition it deserves.

The eighteen essays collected here treat diverse topics, from academic theology (and its place in the Church) to questions of life and death, from historically oriented studies, on Sts Ignatius and Gregory Palamas, to contemporary issues, such as human rights and ecology. Each of them is characterized by meticulous scholarship and great insight, clarity of thought and expression.

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