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

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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Over 200 Serbian Youth meet for First Annual Chicago Folklore Festival

Chicago, IL - What a grand event for the Serbian community to see over 200 of our children from the Midwest come together on stage with pride and love of their Serbian heritage! Old Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church Sunday School was proud to host the First Annual Chicago Folklore Festival on April 28, 2012. This folklore competition brought together many Serbian families and friends from the Chicago land area, as well as from Rockford, Illinois, Mississauga and Toronto, Canada. It was indeed a beautiful program, well-organized and entertaining to all that had the chance to see it.

Hosted by the Old Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church Sunday School, the success of this event was due to the dedication of many people in their time, help and organization. The 2-hour program during the early evening displayed the distinguished dancing talents of our Serbian youth. With the setting of a school auditorium, including a spacious elevated stage, individual theater seats, and curtain call to close and open acts, our children captivated the audience with their choreography, graceful movements, and stunning traditional costumes.

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People Directory

Jasmina Bojić

Jasmina Bojic was born and raised in the former Yugoslavia. She attended law school in that country and soon thereafter became a well-known radio and television reporter.

At Stanford, Jasmina teaches documentary filmmaking with a focus on human rights issues. To that end, ten years ago, in 1997, she created the United Nations Association Film Festival. This Festival is an all-volunteer effort by Jasmina, its founder and executive director, and the student members of the Stanford Film Society. . Read more ...

Publishing

The Presence of Transcendence

Essays on Facing the Other through Holiness, History and Text

by Bogoljub Sijakovic

The essays collected in this book venture into various domains of philosophy, such as ontology and epistemology, anthropology and ethics, philosophy of history and history of philosophy, philosophy of religion and theory of the mystical, poetics and hermeneutics. The problems here thematized, which are brought to us primarily by the tradition of Hellenism and Christianity as well as life itself, are both traditional and contemporary: self-knowledge and knowledge of God, transcendence and paradoxy, theodicy and anthropodicy, sacrifice, violence, holiness, responsibility, decision-making, evil, guilt, repentance, forgiveness, memory, as well as: wisdom, suffering, good, the other, freedom, fate, history, the Balkans, war, rationality, and also: reading, dialogue, poetry, metaphysic of light.