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

Изборна скупштина Српске академије наука и уметности

На Изборној скупштини Српске академије наука и уметности у Београду, Гордана Вуњак-Новаковић (Колумбија Универзитет) изабрана је за иностраног члана

САОПШТЕЊЕ ЗА МЕДИЈЕ

У Српској академији наука и уметности одржана је Изборна скупштина на којој су се бирали редовни, дописни и инострани чланови.

Скупштина, коју чине сви чланови САНУ, тајним гласањем већином, овом приликом изабрала је 22 редовна члана , 13 дописних чланова и 7 иностраних чланова.

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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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People Directory

Aleksandar Petrov

Aleksandar Petrov, born in Nis (Yugoslavia) 1938, received his Ph.D. at the University of Zagreb. For many years he was Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Literature and Art in Belgrade and Director of the History of Literature Department.

As an outstanding poet and novelist, Aleksandar Petrol is featured in the Dictionary of Literary Biography (v. 181, 242-250 p.p., Washington D.C. and London 1997) as one of the most important Serbian writers of the post World War II period. He has served as President of the Writers’ Association of Serbia and Acting President of the Writers’ Association of the former Yugoslavia. Petrov is a member of the International P.E.N. and several other literary and academic associations.

He has taught at over ten universities in the U.S.A. and has lectured extensively in many countries of the world. Since 1993, he is affiliated with The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, U.S.A.  Petrov has published 8 books of poems in Serbia and translations of his books were published – in Britain, France, Spain, Sweden, Romania, Poland, Israel, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and the U.S.A. His poems were translated into 29 languages and included in anthologies of World, European, Yugoslav and Serbian poetry.

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Publishing

Western American Diocese - Annual 2013

2013 marked several momentous occasions: 50 years of the founding of the Western American Diocese, 150 years of the birth of Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich, Holy Apostle to the Americas, 1700 years of the Edict of Milan, and a special tribute to Nikola Tesla! Our main focus during this three-day Jubilee Celebration was on the freedom to pursue our faith since the time of Constantine 1700 years ago and how to better live a spiritual life.

As a special tribute, a beautiful commemorative edition of the Annual was prepared, which reflects the History of the Western American Diocese! It is adorned with beautiful photographs and historical articles from our parishes and monateries! It also showcases the wonderful work that has been done over the past year throughout our Diocese and information about our many ongoing ministries. This publicaton also includes a Directory of Parishes.

There are two version of this publication available. Our Hardcover version sells for $15. Our Softcover version sells for $10 and includes Ads & Greetings from families and businesses throughout our Diocese.

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