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

Branka Katić

Branka Katić (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранка Катић; born 20 January 1970) is a Serbian actress known for appearing in the movies Black Cat, White Cat and Public Enemies, and in the TV series Big Love.

Katić debuted in movie Nije lako sa muškarcima when she was 14 years old. Branka was a student of the Academy of Dramatic Art, and received instruction from actor Rade Šerbedžija.

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She appeared in theater in Subotica, Novi Sad and Belgrade. Her film appearances include Black Cat, White Cat, Im Juli and Public Enemies. Her television work includes playing: Tatiana Taylor, second wife of Barry Taylor in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet; Ana, Bill Henrickson's briefly considered candidate for his fourth wife on the HBO series Big Love; Charlotte Kaletta in the TV miniseries Anne Frank: The Whole Story; Nika Marx, the producer's wife in the episode "The Prince's Bride" of Entourage; and as a prostitute in an episode of The Vice.

Katic is married to British film and television director Julian Farino. They have two sons: Louis and Joe.

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Branka Katic was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia. She has been working in films since the age of 14, when she responded to an open audition advertised in the newspaper. She studied drama at Novi Sad Academy and has worked in film and on stage ever since, playing leads in many films, both drama and comedy. She has twice won the Best Actress award at the Academy Awards of former Yugoslavia and has frequently been voted 'Serbia's Favourite Actress' in public opinion polls. After starring in Emir Kusturica's Black Cat White Cat, which won the Silver Lion at Venice, in 1999 she moved to London to be in Peter Kosminsky's war-time drama 'Warriors' and has lived between London and Los Angeles ever since. She has frequently appeared in BBC productions and on commercial television in the UK, notably opposite Timothy Spall in the award-winning Auf Wiedersehen, Pet and recently opposite Michael Sheen in a bio-pic of HG Wells. She played Nika in HBO's Entourage, 'The Prince's Bride' episode, and is currently shooting a comedy back in Belgrade. She is married to director Julian Farino and they have two sons, Louis and Joe.

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Natasha Pavlovich

Natasha Pavlovich is a Serbian-American entrepreneur; an accomplished Hollywood actress, International Beauty Queen, Aviatrix, Future Astronaut, and soon to be published author. She is a descendent of Grand Duke Pavle Radenović of Bosnia (late 14th Century). She was born to Serbian parents and spent her early years in former Yugoslavia before immigrating to America to join relatives in Chicago, Illinois.

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The Church at Prayer

by Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra

Publisher’s note

Many readers of the addresses of Elder Aimilianos, which have been published in the five-volume series, rchimandrite Aimilianos, Spiritual Instructions and Discourses (Ormylia, 1998-2003), have frequently expressed the wish for an abridged and more accessible form of his teaching. In response, we are happy to inaugurate a new series of publications incorporating key texts from the above-mentioned collection. Other considerations have also contributed o this new project, such as the selection of specific texts which address important, contemporary questions; the need for a smaller, more reader-friendly publication format; and the necessity for editing certain passages in need of clarification, without however altering their basic meaning.

Above all, the works collected in this volume reflect the importance which the Elder consistently attached to prayer, spirituality, community life, worship, and liturgy. Thus the experientially based works "On Prayer", and "The Prayer of the Holy Mountain", which deal primarily with the Prayer of the Heart, appear first, followed by the summary addresses on "The Divine Liturgy", and "Our Church Attendance". These are in turn followed by the more socially oriented discourses on "Our Relations with Our Neighbor", and "Marriage: The Great Sacrament". Finally, the present volume closes with the sermons on "Spiritual Reading" and "The Spiritual Life", which in a simple and yet compelling manner set forth the conditions for "ascending to heaven on the wings of the Spirit".

It is our hope that The Church at Prayer will meet the purpose for which it is issued and will serve as a ready aid and support for those who desire God and eternal life in Him.