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

Конференција о Николи Тесли у Њујорку

"Зашто је Тесла важан" назив је тродневне конференције посвећене Николи Тесли, која данас почиње у Њујорку, у хотелу Њујоркер, у коме је један од највећих технолошких генија 20. века провео последњих 10 година живота и где је 7. јануара 1943. и умро.

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His Grace, Bishop Maxim and Professor Yannaras visit Eugene Parish

His Grace Bishop Maxim visited the parish of St. John the Wonderworker Serbian Orthodox Church in Eugene, Oregon on Sunday, November 11th, bringing Professor Christos Yannaras with him during his archpastoral visit. This was Professor Yannaras’s first visit to Eugene, Oregon, and the faithful were treated to a contemplative talk and insightful question and answer session following the Hierarchical Liturgy and banquet.

The morning began with the faithful of the community from St. John’s, as well as those of its sister churches St. Stephen Serbian Orthodox Church (Milwaukie, Oregon) and St. Martin the Merciful Russian Orthodox Church (Corvallis, Oregon) gathering at the gate to welcome the bishop. With bells, singing, and loving joy the bishop was greeted on his return to Eugene.

Preceding the Liturgy, Bishop Maxim tonsured Professor Alexander Polishchuk a reader. Professor Polishchuk is a mathematics professor of the University of Oregon and has faithfully served as St. John’s choir director for six years. He is the husband of Dr. Maria Nemirovskaya, the president of St. John’s Executive Board. They are the parents of three children. The parish rejoiced to witness the solemn tonsuring and prayers of the Bishop for its new reader.

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The Second Meeting / Други сусрет

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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Third Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Bishops

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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Српски Алберт Швајцер

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 Oatmeal raises over $900K towards Tesla museum for ‘the greatest geek who ever lived’

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 аутор снима филм о Тесли

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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Beloved Professor, Veselin Kesich, Reposes in the Lord

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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In Memoriam: Metropolitan Constantine of the UOCUSA

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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Hilandar Project Circle of 100

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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People Directory

Richard Milanovich

Birth: Dec. 4, 1942, Banning, Riverside County, California, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 2012, Rancho Mirage, Riverside County, California, USA

Born to an Indian mother and Serbian father, Richard M. Milanovich grew up in poverty in Palm Springs, living in a shack and receiving government handouts of surplus food. He served as in infantryman in the United States Army from 1960-1963, and later returned to the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Reservation to engage in tribal politics. Eventually he was elected Chairman of the Band in 1984, and became a major figure in the development of casino operations on Indian land in the region and California. Through his vision and leadership, the Agua Caliente Band became the most prosperous group of Indians in the United States, and were able to make major contributions to the economy of the Palm Springs area. As Chairman, he was invited to the White House to consult with the President and other political officials. California Governor Jerry Brown, Congresswoman Mary Bono-Mack, Palm Springs Mayor Steve Pougnet, and Tribal Chairpersons from throughout California all eulogized Chairman Milanovich at the memorial service held in his honor held at the Palm Springs Convention Center. He was buried in a service attended by family and close friends.

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Publishing

The One and the Many

Studies of God, Man, the Church, and the World today

by Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas

This volume offers a collection of Zizioulas articles which have appeared mostly in English, and which present his trinianatarian doctrine of God, as well as his theological account of the Church as the place in which freedom and communion are actualized. The title, The One and the Many, suggests the idea of a profound relationship that exists between the Persons in the Holy Trinity, between Christ and the Church, between one Catholic Church and many catholic Churches. On each of these levels of communion, each one is called to receive from one another and indeed to receive one another. And while this is understandable at the Triadological and Christological levels, it raises all sorts of fundamental ecclesiological questions, since the highest point of unity in this context is both the mutual ecclesial-eucharistic recognition and agreement on doctrine and canonical-eccelesiological organization.

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