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

Иако су познати по "ватреној" прослави Божића, наши људи у Џексону баштине традицију дугу век и по. Црква Светог Саве, из 1894, прва је српска светиња у Северној Америци.

Да, већ годинама свет обиђу снимци пуцњаве са наше прославе Божића у Џексону. Медији, углавном, преносе да је реч о необичном, али традиционалном начину обележавања најрадоснијег хришћанског празника. Но, нико да "загребе" испод те вести, нико да каже и напише коју реч више о најстаријој српској цркви у Америци и о богатој историји Срба у овом калифорнијском градићу, дугој готово век и по.

Овако, за "Новости", говори отац Марко Бојовић, свештеник храма Светог Саве у Џексону, светиње која је равно 124 године важан духовни, верски и културни центар Срба на америчкој Западној обали.

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

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Dušan Ristić

Dušan Ristić (Serbian Cyrillic: Душан Ристић, born November 27, 1995) is a Serbian basketball player, who currently plays college basketball as a junior for the Arizona Wildcats.

Dušan grew up with Crvena zvezda youth team. He made his professional debut with Zvezda second team Radnički FMP during the 2012–13 season.

His debut with first team of Crvena zvezda was during the 2013–14 ABA League season. He also played two games in Euroleague. However, he decided not to sign professional contract with club.

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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