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

У суботу у Њујорку, а у понедељак и у Вашингтону, гледаоци којих је у оба случаја било више него што су организатори очекивали, изузетно топло су примили премијерно приказан „Други сусрет”, једноипосатни документарни филм Жељка Мирковића о послератном пријатељству пилота америчког „невидљивог” авиона Ф-117 и српског официра који га је прво открио, а потом прецизно навођеном ракетом и, у правом и досад једином случају ове врсте, оборио.

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The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America held its third annual meeting for all member hierarchs, that is, all active canonical bishops in its region. The meeting was held from September 10-12, 2012, at the Chicago O'Hare Hilton in Chicago, Illinois. Forty-three bishops were in attendance.

The first plenary session opened on Monday morning, and began with prayer, followed by an address to the assembled hierarchs by the Chairman of the Assembly, Demetrios, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.

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Хоће ли се „српски Алберт Швајцер”, како су га прозвали амерички новинари, у другом покушају окитити нобеловским одличјем за мир?

Наш земљак професор др Томислав Првуловић, родом из села Језеро на обронцима Озрена, до којег се „три сата пешачи”, деценијама корача стопама чувеног алзашко-немачког лекара, 1952. увршћеног међу славодобитнике Нобелове награде за мисионарски рад.

Чилог 76-годишњака, чврстог стиска и ведрог духа, пре четири године у надгорњавању за најугледније признање претекао је тек изабрани председник САД. У писму које је убрзо српско-америчком научнику стигло из Беле куће, Барак Обама је, поред осталог, написао да му је „мило што је један амерички стручњак био на листи и да то подиже углед земље”.

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The Washington Post, by Emi Kolawole -

In case you haven’t heard, there’s a fundraiser in progress and it’s for “the greatest geek who ever lived.”

That’s if you ask Matthew Inman, best known as the creator of The Oatmeal, a popular comics and quizzes Web site. Inman, a long-time Tesla enthusiast (and equally harsh critic of Thomas Edison), launched a fundraiser on the crowdfunding Web site Indiegogo to permanently protect Wardenclyffe, the site of Tesla’s final laboratory in New York, as a historic site.

The fundraiser, called “Operation Let’s Build a [expletive] Tesla Museum,” was launched to raise half of the $1.7 million needed for the nonprofit Tesla Science Center at Wardenclyffe to buy the land on which Tesla’s old laboratory sits. The Afga Corp. owns the 16 acres and, according to the nonprofit, had another offer from a buyer that planned to demolish what was left of the laboratory and build a commercial retail space.

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Амерички сценариста и режисер Џозеф Сикорски већ неколико година припрема филм о раду Николе Тесле у лабораторији у Варденклифу, где је хтео да докаже свету да је могуће добијати бесплатну и неограничену електричну енергију.

Пре две године је добио награду за сценарио за филм „Честице са Олимпа - Теслина визија” (IMDbtrailer), а управо ради на прикупљању средстава и истовремено жели да помогне у обнови Теслине лабораторије у Варденклифу, која је стављена на продају и скоро разрушена.

Млади амерички сценариста и режисер Сикорски каже да у школи ништа није научио о Тесли и његовим изумима. „Нисам учио о његовим жртвама и шта је све урадио да би помогао човечанству, а умро је напуштен, без пребијене паре у џепу у хотелској соби. То није праведно. Желим да одам пошту и упознам људе са његовом борбом”, истакао је он у интервјуу „Гласу Америке”.

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27 June 2012 • Memory Eternal • By Deborah (Malacky) Belonick

On Tuesday morning, June 26th, Dr. Veselin Kesich, who was Professor of New Testament emeritus at St. Vladimir's Seminary, reposed in the Lord. Professor Kesich, after suffering from a heart ailment for many years, passed away surrounded by his children, Gregory and Carol, at his apartment in Scarborough, Maine, where he was in hospice care. A funeral service for him will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 2nd, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 133 Pleasant Street, Portland, Maine.

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His Eminence, Metropolitan Constantine, 76, Ruling Hierarch of the Central Eparchy and Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, fell asleep in the Lord on the morning of Monday, May 21, 2012 — one day after celebrating the 40th anniversary of his Archpastoral ministry in the Pittsburgh area.

According to a press release issued by the Consistory Office of Public Relations, Metropolitan Constantine was “stricken with a serious illness just a few weeks ago and was released only three days ago from a local Pittsburgh hospital, which enabled him to participate in the celebration of his 40th anniversary of Archpastoral ministry among the faithful of our Holy Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA. 

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Only six short months ago, with the blessing and support of His Grace Bishop Maxim, our Circle of 100 Chairperson, Ronald Radakovich and his wife Mickey, began an ambitious diocesan fundraising campaign to raise 300,000 USD for the rebuilding of our Holy Monastery Hilandar on Mount Athos. Their vision motivated and enabled them to inspire 100 individuals/families to become benefactors, donating 1,000 USD a year for three years.

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Željka Cvjetan Gortinski

Željka Cvjetan Gortinski, an actress, is a member of the Society of Dramatic Artists of Serbia and the Afta - SAG Union. 

She earned a Bachelor of Arts in acting, in 1984, at the University of Arts, Belgrade.

During her second year at the University, she started her professional career as an actress in many stage, film, radio and TV productions and became a permanent member of a repertory theater company, “Belgrade Drama Theater.”.

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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