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 Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija was presented in Paris

The book on Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija was presented in Paris on Monday, June 29, 2015, at 19h at l'Auditorium Jean XXIII de la Mutuelle Saint-Christophe, 277 rue Saint-Jacques.

Bishop Maxim of the Western American Diocese spoke about the theological and historical significance of the book. Raphaëlle Ziadé, a specialist of the byzantine art, from Réunion des Musées nationaux, explained some of the most prominent aspects of the Serbia's medieval visual art in Kosovo and Metohija. She emphasized particulary the a new humanism which characterizes these works, and it was this style that served as a basis for what Gabriel Millet termed “the Byzantine Renaissance.” Jean-François Colosimo, director of Editions du Cerf offered a wider perspective on the position of Christians in the Middle East.


Иконопишимо нашу цркву

Српска Православна Парохија Свете Параскеве Сан Маркос и Организациони одбор дана 18. септембра 2015. године организују Вече Републике Српске


Циљ нашег окупљања јесте скупљање помоћи за иконописање Цркве Свете Петке у Сан Маркосу.


- 17.30 Вечерње
- 18.00 Вечера и програм


Jazz Under The Stars

Please join Lifeline New York (Patron: HRH Crown Princess Katherine) for a special evening on Friday, July 24th at 6:30PM for a performance of Jazz Under The Stars with award winning Jazz vocalist and Vogue IT girl, Sofija Knezevic.

Also, Special Guest of Honor to-be-announced.

Thank you for your support and generosity.


Упокојио се Славољуб Славко Пановић (1936 - 2015)

У петак 3. јула 2015. године у 80. години живота престало је да куца племенито срце Славољуба Славка Пановића, родом  из Ратине код Краљева у Србији, од оца Богдана и мајке Дивне Пановић.

Дугогодишњи председник Српске Народне Одбране у Америци, члан епархиског савета eпархије Новограчаничке и Средњeзападно Америчке, бивши председник и члан Српске Православне Цркве Св. Ђорђа у Источном Чикагу, члан Српске Православне Св. Симеона Мироточивог у Чикагу и бивши подпредседник Српске Православне Цркве Старог Васкрсења Христовог на Палмер Скверу у Чикагу.

Славко је пензионисан из Hektoen Institute at Cook County Hospital као микробиолог. Пре доласка у Америку радио је као контролор лета у Србији.


Presentation of the book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija

The Serbian Diocese for Western Europe invites you to a presentation of the book The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija on Monday, June 29, 2015, at 19h at l'Auditorium Jean XXIII de la Mutuelle Saint-Christophe 277 rue Saint-Jacques Paris 75005 (métro: Port-Royal).


Уметност и стварност српским очима

Књига „Уметност и стварност српским очима” Светлане Ракић, која предаје историју уметности на Френклин колеџу у Френклину, Индијана, представљена је јуче у Библиотеци града. Рођена у Сарајеву, др Светлана Ракић је студије историје уметности завршила у Београду. Докторирала је на Универзитету Индијане у Блумингтону, САД. Објавила је две студије о српским иконама из БиХ, монографију о савременом америчком сликару српског порекла Александру Марковићу, и низ чланака у часописима САД.

Ауторка је рекла да није реч о антологији, и да је могло још уметника да се нађе у њој. Ипак, изабрала је 21 српског сликара, на чијим се делима, насталим после 1992, види одраз друштвено-политичке стварности, сликара који су, како је рекла, доживели прекрајање карте Балкана, били сведоци транзиције и нових геостратешких подела, који су прешли трновит пут од вере у свеопшти напредак, до сумње у сопствени идентитет. Реч је о Милану Блануши, Милутину Драгојловићу, Владимиру Дуњићу, Душану Оташевићу, Велизару Крстићу, Даници Масниковић, Тијани Фишић, и другима.


Holy Missionaries Mardarije (Uskokovic) and Sebastian (Dabovich) Newly Proclaimed Saints of the Orthodox Church

The Holy Assembly of Hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church during its regular session on May 29th, 2015, added the names of Archimandrite Sebastian (Dabovich) and Bishop Mardarije (Uskokovic), the Clergymen and Preachers of the Gospel, God-pleasing servants of the holy life, and inspirers of many missionaries, to the Dyptich of Saints (Calendar of Saints) of the Orthodox Church.

The Holy Assembly has done this upon the recommendation of the Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America.

The Holy Assembly has established that the permanent annual commemoration of the Holy Hierarch Mardarije be on December 12, and Father Sebastian on November 30, when the Divine Liturgy will be served and the service chanted (hymns, troparion, and kontakion) and having their icons piously venerated.


Monograph ‘The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija’ presented to the British Library in London

On 11 May 2015 a delegation led by His Grace Bishop Maxim, of the Western American diocese, and His Excellency Dr Ognjen Pribicevic, Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the United Kingdom, visited the British Library (The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB) and presented a copy of the monograph 'The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija: the Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People' (an expanded edition of the book 'The Endowments of Kosovo – Monuments and Testimonies of the Serbian people', published in Serbian in 1987). The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and it houses the most valuable manuscripts, printed and digital books and materials in all formats in all languages. Many of the most valuable books and manuscripts, periodicals, patents, maps and drawings are kept here. For this reason the British Library is regarded as one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world.

The high level delegation, with His Grace Bishop Maxim and His Excellency Ambassador Dr Pribicevic, included HRH Princess Katarina Karadjordjevic; Father Sava, Abbot of the Decani Monastery (in Kosovo and Metohija); Father Dimitrije, Hieromonk of Decani Monastery; Mr Sava Pejic, former curator in the British Library; Mr Petar Agbaba, President of the London Parish Church Council; Father Goran Spaic and Father Dragan Lazic, London parish priests. The delegation was met by Mr Milan Grba, Curator of the South Eastern European Studies, who with his colleagues arranged a tour of the Library and an exhibition of some of the most valuable Serbian books kept in the British Library.


Art and Reality: Serbian Perspectives

Art and Reality: Serbian Perspectives
Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 W 118th St.)

Please join the East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for a talk by Svetlana Rakić.

Rakić will present some of the most recent trends in Serbian two-dimensional art. Selected examples testify to the diversity, vibrancy, and beauty of art produced in this troubled country during the turbulent past two decades. Having witnessed their former country, Yugoslavia, torn apart by civil war, and their ‘new’ country, Serbia, crippled by NATO bombings, political intrigues, corruption, staggering unemployment, and bleak prospects for recovery, these artists have turned to the creative potential of the human imagination to escape, confront, and comment on a situation over which they have no control. Despite the specificity of the conditions under which Serbian artists live and work, their works of art – poignant, inspiring, humorous, or despairing – touch a responsive chord in the viewer that attests to their success at achieving an expression that is both universal and human.


"All Roads Lead to Jackson" Presented in Pittsburgh, PA

At the beginning of March, Milina Jovanovic, author of All Roads Lead to Jackson (Sebastian Press, 2013), traveled to Pittsburgh, PA - home of one of the largest and oldest Serbian communities in the U. S. Together with Dr. Krinka Vidakovic Petrov, she spoke at two events organized by the local chapter of Kolo Srpskih Sestara and one of the oldest Serbian organizations in the U. S. - Serb National Federation. This was an excellent opportunity to see both authors together and make Serbian history an emerging popular topic for diverse audiences.

Kolo Srpskih Sestara hosted everyone who could stay after the Divine Liturgy on March 8th and spend their lunch time at the social hall of the Holy Trinity Church. Kolo members provided a very healthy vegan meal, including home baked desserts. Reverend Rajko Kosic and his wife Vera also publicized and attended both events. Milina Jovanovic was introduced by Krinka Vidakovic Petrov and Milos Rastovic of the Serb National Federation. She talked about her book From the Balkans to the Pacific Coast and Serbian history in California, emphasizing connections between various Serbian communities across the U. S. This was an informal presentation and the audience enjoyed talking to both authors. Ms. Vidakovic Petrov is well known among the parishioners and they also showed a lot of interest in Ms. Jovanovic's research. The question and answer segment of the event was even more informal. The audience had an opportunity to be active participants sharing their own stories and constructive comments. At the end of the event, the two authors and Kolo members noted that this was a great way to celebrate March 8th, the International Women's Day. Ms. Jovanovic talked about the notable Serbian women of Amador County who remain impressive with their strength, creativity, generosity and bravery.


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The Hagia Sophia

The Mystical Light of the Great Church and its Architectural Dress

by Charalambos P. Stathakis

Dear reader, as you run like the rest of us along the dizzy main road, stop, stay aside for a while. Let the others be dizzy, and take the secret underground trail, which will lead you through the dewdrops of the leaves, the crystal smile of the sun, the city’s underground galler- ies, your knowledge, and your feelings, to the doorstep of the Hagia Sophia. Because all dew- drops, all sunrays, and all beauty lead there. That is what you will be told by my friend, the author, whom I am fond of and whom I send you to, Charalambos Stathakis: the doctor, the warm and humane researcher, the scientist devoted to his work and his patients, who has given a series of scientific papers, who, nevertheless, retains a nest of beauty untouched in his heart, which makes him outstanding—even though he is not a specialist in architecture, nor a historian, nor a theologian, nor a Byzantinist—it makes him stand out in all these together and in entirety.

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