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

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

Dimitrije Mita Postich

Dimitrije Mita Postich, a resident of Portola Valley since 1972 and widowed since 2011, died peacefully on the 27th of April, 2013.  Dimitrije was born on the 15thof July, 1932 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia where he grew up, later attending the University of Belgrade where he earned his master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in Telecommunications and Electronics in 1957.  Dimitrije immigrated to the United States in 1959 at the age of 27 to join his mother, Mirjana, and father, Milivoj Postich.  

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Knowing the Purpose of Creation through the Resurrection

Proceedings of the Symposium on St. Maximus the Confessor

The present volume is a collection of presentations delivered at the St Maximus the Confessor International Symposium held in Belgrade at the University of Belgrade from 18 to 21 October 2012. The Belgrade Symposium brought together the following speakers: Demetrios Bathrellos, Grigory Benevitch, Calinic Berger, Paul Blowers, David Bradshaw, Adam Cooper, Brian Daley, Paul Gavrilyuk, Atanasije Jevtić, Joshua Lollar, Andrew Louth, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Maximos of Simonopetra, Ignatije Midić, Pascal Mueller-Jourdan, Alexei Nesteruk, Aristotle Papanikolaou, George Parsenios, Philipp Gabriel Renczes, Nino Sakvarelidze, Torstein Tollefsen, George Varvatsoulias, Maxim Vasiljević, Christos Yannaras, and John Zizioulas. The papers and discussions in this volume of the proceedings of the Belgrade Symposium amply attest to the reputation of Saint Maximus the Confessor as the most universal spirit of the seventh century, and perhaps the greatest thinker of the Church. Twenty eight studies have been gathered in the present volume, which is organized into eight chapters, each of them corresponding to the proceedings of the Symposium, all of which are of intense interest and importance. Chapter One brings to light new evidence regarding the sources, influences, and appropriations of St Maximus’ teaching. His mediatorial role as one of the few genuinely ecumenical theologians of the patristic era is acknowledged and affirmed. Chapter Two offers some crucial clarifications on the relationship between person, nature, and freedom. In Chapter Three we find substantial discussion on body, pathos, love, eros, etc. New interpretive paradigms and insights are proposed in Chapter Four, while the next chapter presents the Confessor’s cosmological perspective in light of modern scientific discoveries. Some important ontological and ecclesiological issues are discussed in Chapter Six, while in Chapter Seven we are able to see what contemporary synthesis is possible through St Maximus’ thought. Chapter Eight offers further readings by engaging younger scholars who did not present their papers at the conference but whose studies were accepted by the organizers. In the final paper we find an important overview of the Symposium with a description of the conference’s flow. In an age of plurality and division, it is particularly important to know what our Tradition—shaped by the Fathers—can teach us. In any such endeavor, Saint Maximus the Confessor stands out as the most important theologian of the so-called Byzantine period. Yet his theology, assimilated and incorporated by Tradition, has relevance beyond any single historical period; in fact, the Confessor’s efforts to mediate between East and West distinguish his work as vital for contemporary theological discourse.

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