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

Spomenik Branku Pešiću radiće srpski vajar iz Los Anđelesa

Spomenik beogradskom gradonačelniku Branku Pešiću radiće srpski vajar Marko Kratohvil koji živi u Los Anđelesu, odlučeno je na sednici Odbora za podizanje spomenika kojim je predsedavao istoričar umetnosti Nikola Kusovac.

Spomenik gradonačelniku Beograda, koji je bio prvi čovek prestonice jednu deceniju, u periodu od 1964-1974. godine, tokom kojih su završeni most „Gazela“, petlja „Mostar“, Terazijski tunel, izgrađena Beograđanka, ali i gotovo stotinu hiljada stanova, biće postavljen na jesen.

Umetničko delo biće, kako je najavio zamenik gradonačelnika Beograda Goran Vesić, postavljeno tokom jeseni u pešačkoj zoni u starom gradskom jezgru Zemuna.

Umetnik Marko Kratohvil, koji je izabran da radi spomenik Branku Pešiću, rođen je u Beogradu, gde se i školovao. Ali, 1991. kako stoji u njegovoj biografiji, preselio se u London gde je živeo i stvarao skulpturu, crteže i bavio se arhitektonskim dizajnom 25 godina.

Od 2009. umetnik se nastanio u Los Anđelesu, a kako navodi u svojoj biografiji, izlagao je tokom karijere širom Evrope i Amerike, dok mu se radovi nalaze u privatnim i javnim kolekcijama.

Grad Beograd će finansirati, kako je Vesić napisao na svom Fejsbuk profilu, i dokumentarni film o Branku Pešiću, čiji su autori Duška Jovanić i Vuk Dapčević.

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Sedam generala srpskog porekla

piše: Marko Lopušina

Admiral Stevan Mandarić bio je ratni heroj i osvajač Japana, a Rudolf Ostović sa 35 godina najmlađi američki general i savetnik Kolina Pauela. Tereza Đurić ušla u anale američke vojske - 2008. postala je brigadni general.

SVAKAKO najpoznatiji srpski oficir u Americi bio je admiral Stevan Mandarić. Ovaj potomak naših iseljenika rođen je 1911. u Feniksu. Njegov otac Samojlo Mandarić došao je iz Vrepca u Liki, a majka Sofija rođena je u Slavoniji. Još u srednjoj školi Stevan je postao posvećen vojsci kao "haj skul kadet". Sa 14 godina, tvrdeći da ima 18, priključio se Nacionalnoj gardi. Istovremeno je radio u novinama u Freznou kao reporter. Tri godine kasnije postao je narednik u Nacionalnoj gardi. Bio je jedan od retkih Srba koji su završili Pomorsku akademiju u Anapolisu, u državi Merilend.

Kada je kalifornijski kongresmen Barbur postavio 18-godišnjeg Stevana Mandarića u američku Pomorsku akademiju 1929. godine, niko nije mogao zamisliti šta će sve tog mladića čekati u tri decenije dugoj pomorskoj karijeri.

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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."