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

Теодор фон Бург - најбољи млади математичар на свету

Матурант Математичке гимназије у Београду освојио је четврту златну медаљу на Међународној математичкој олимпијади у Аргентини. На такмичењу које се од 4. до 16. јула одржавало у Јужној Америци фон Бург је освајањем четврте златне мадеље (уз једну бронзу и једно сребро), са укупно шест одличја, постао најбољи такмичар свих времена. У 53 године дугој историји постоје још само три особе којима је ово пошло за руком.

До сада је на међународним математичким олимпијадама 11 математичара освојило Fields-ову медаљу и још око 20 математичара освојило је најпрестижнија научна признања из математике и рачунарства. Теодор фон Бург, „дечко вредан пажње“, једини је освојио шест медаља, од којих четири златне.

Фон Бург од седмог разреда основне школе, као ученик огледног одељења, похађа Математичку гимназију. После завршене основне, наставља школовање у Математичкој гимназији, где је ове године и матурирао, а на студије одлази у Оксфорд. Још као основац такмичио се са средњошколцима и освајао медаље: 2007. у Вијетнаму је освојио бронзану медаљу, 2008. у Шпанији сребрну, а 2009. у Немачкој, 2010. у Казахстану, 2011. у Холандији и ове године у Аргентини осваја златне олимпијске медаље.

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Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, 2012

The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church took place at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade May 15-23, under the presidency of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej. Participating in the Assembly were all the diocesan hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, with the exception of His Beatitude Archbishop of Ochrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan who is unjustly imprisoned in the Skoplje prison of Idrizovo and His Grace Bishop Chrysostom of Bihac and Petrovac.

The Assembly began its work with the joint serving of the hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Holy Archangel Michael Cathedral in Belgrade, led by Serbian Patriarch Irinej, and served the Invocation of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth and wisdom, in Whom the Church lives and always works, especially in the assemblies of its bishops. During the liturgy Bishop Irinej of Backa, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, addressed the faithful and explained the institution of the assembly of bishops as an expression of the essential conciliar nature of the Church..

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Round table “The role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the preservation of identity of diaspora”

Serbian Unity Congress and the Ministry for Religion and Diaspora organized a Round table discussion with the topic "The role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the preservation of identity of diaspora" on Monday, 21st of May.
The discussion was opened by the president of Serbian Unity Congress Dr Slavka Draskovic, and the State Secretary for the Ministry of Religion and Diaspora Prof. Dr Bogoljub Sijakovic, and the participants were also addressed by the Bishop of Australia and New Zealand Irinej Dobrijević and the Bishop of North America Dr Maksim Vasiljevic, as well as numerous experts from the Academy of Sciences, the Historical Institute of SANU, and Universities that are concerned with the issue of diaspora, identity and religion, while the leaders of the Serbian diaspora addressed the participants in written form.

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Communique from the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, from May 17, 2012

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, during today's session rendered the decision to enter two priest martyrs and forty students-martyrs of Momisici into the Diptych of Saints and that their celebration (formal declaration of sainthood; canonization) be at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the St. Sava Memorial-Church on Vracar on Saturday, May 19, 2012, led by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia at which their long and prayerful respect among the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church will be confirmed.

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TUTA Theatre Chicago's Zeljko Djukic Awarded Fulbright Scholar Grant and Names Successor

Zeljko Djukic, who, in 2001, co-founded the TUTA Theatre Chicago as Artistic Director, will now assume the role of Founding Director. He has elected TUTA Ensemble Member Jacqueline Stone to assume the role of Artistic Director starting September 1.

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On The Holy Liturgy

by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich

The Divine Liturgy is at the center of Orthodox Christian life. It is through the Eucharist that the faithful are united with Christ and therefore with one another. Every Eucharistic gathering is an image and a reality of the Heavenly Liturgy, i.e. unceasing Synaxis of angels and saints around God’s throne. Thus the Liturgy is the proclamation of and a real image of God’s Kingdom in this world.

In this television interview conducted by the Logos, a renowned Orthodox theologian and retired Bishop of Zahumlje and Hercegovina, his Grace Atanasije, brings forth these essential points citing historical development of the Liturgies bringing to light the present misunderstanding of certain Liturgical actions and movements.

Bishop Atanasije aptly points out the necessity for Liturgical renewal, i.e. moving away from passive liturgical attendance to active participation and immersion of the soul and body into a full communion with Christ.

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