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

Priča o Americi, filmu i ocu: Reditelj Srđa Penezić vretio se posle tri decenije u Srbiju

Priču o životu u Americi, svom filmu "Dobrica" i ocu, Slobodanu Peneziću Krcunu, pratićemo u emisiji "Srbija na vezi"

Reditelj Srđa Penezić, proveo je više od tri decenije u Njujorku i Los Anđelesu, a pre nekoliko godina vratio se u Srbiju. Priču o životu u Americi, svom filmu "Dobrica" i ocu, Slobodanu Peneziću Krcunu, pratićemo u emisiji "Srbija na vezi" (RTS 2, 16.50), urednice Tamare Drezgić.

Peneziću je Amerika oduvek bila kulturno bliža, kroz muziku, književnost i film. Međutim, kada se posle više od 30 godina vratio u domovinu, shvatio je da se mnogo bolje oseća i razume sa našim ljudima nego sa Amerikancima. Da više pripada ovde, nego tamo. Jedan događaj u Americi inspirisao ga je da napiše scenario za film "Dobrica", koji je i režirao. Glavnu ulogu tumači Slavko Štimac, a film je okupio naše ljude koji žive u Srbiji i Americi, Mirjanu Joković, Radana Popovića.

Srđa će, u emisiji, evocirati i uspomene na svoga oca, Slobodana Penezića Krcuna, nekadašnjeg predsednika Izvršnog veća Skupštine Srbije, jednu od najvažnijih ličnosti posleratne Jugoslavije. Njegov život, ali i saobraćajna nesreća u kojoj je nastradao, 1964. godine, i danas predstavljaju jednu od najvećih misterija Titovog vremena.

Kada je 1980. godine, sa drugom, Velimirom Abramovićem, otišao u London, Srđa je maštao o tome da napišu roman. Posle godinu dana, Velja se vratio u Jugoslaviju, a Penezić je otišao u Ameriku. Živeo je najpre u Njujorku, gradu koji ga je mnogo podsećao na Beograd, a prelaskom u Los Anđeles počeo je da radi u struci. Tokom godina provedenih u Americi, Srđa je sretao mnoge naše ljude koji su iz različitih razloga napustili Jugoslaviju i Srbiju.

M.J.M. | 12. jun 2020.
Izvor: Novosti


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Holy Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan

by Bishop Athanasius (Yevtich)

In 2013 Christian world celebrates 1700 years since the day when the Providence of God spoke through the holy Emperor Constantine and freedom was given to the Christian faith. Commemorating the 1700 years since the Edict of Milan of 313, Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church published a book by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, Holy Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan. The book has 72 pages and was translated by Popadija Aleksandra Petrovich. This excellent overview of the historical circumstances that lead to the conversion of the first Christian emperor and to the publication of a document that was called "Edict of Milan", was originally published in Serbian by the Brotherhood of St. Simeon the Myrrh-gusher, Vrnjci 2013. “The Edict of Milan” is calling on civil authorities everywhere to respect the right of believers to worship freely and to express their faith publicly.

The publication of this beautiful pocket-size, full-color, English-language book, has been compiled and designed by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, a disciple of the great twentieth-century theologian Archimandrite Justin Popovich. Bishop Athanasius' thought combines adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant faith, knowledge of history, and a profound experience of Christ in the Church.

In the conclusion of the book, the author states:"The era of St. Constantine and his mother St. Helena, marks the beginning of what history refers to as Roman, Christian Empire, which was named Byzantium only in recent times in the West. In fact, this was the conception of a Christian Europe. Christian Byzantine culture had a critical effect on Europe; Europe was its heir, and then consciously forgot it. Europe inherited many Byzantine treasures, but unfortunately, also robbed and plundered many others for its own treasuries and museums – not only during the Crusades, but during colonial rule in the Byzantine lands as well. We, the Orthodox Slavs, received a great heritage of the Orthodox Christian East from Byzantium. Primarily, Christ’s Gospel, His faith and His Church, and then, among other things, the Cyrillic alphabet, too."