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

Olga Gradojevich

December 19, 1937 - August 30, 2022
Olga Radosavljevich-Gradojevich, 84 of Bratenahl/Seven Hills passed away in Seven Hills, Ohio on August 30, 2022. Olga (affectionately known as Miss Olga) was born in Belgrade, Serbia on December 19, 1937, to Nadezda and Vojislav Radosavljevich (Both Deceased) She immigrated to the United States of America at age 18 and enrolled at The Cleveland Institute of Music where she completed her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music and an Artist Diploma in piano performance with renowned teachers Arthur Loesser, Victor Babin and Vitya Vronsky Babin.

Olga married Vojin Gradojevich and together they had two children, Mihailo (Mickey) and Katarina (Katherine ). She was a dedicated and loved teacher and performer at The Cleveland Institute of Music for 63 years. Olga was proud of her Serbian heritage and her Orthodox faith. She is survived by her son Mihailo Gradojevich, daughter Katherine Gradojevich Manker, son-in-law Brian Manker, grandchildren Richard and Sophie Manker. Olga was predeceased by her husband Vojin Gradojevich (1926-2013).


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Oksana Germain

Oksana Germain completed her Bachelor’s degree in May of 2018 at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Nelita True. Currently, she is attending Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz, Austria as a graduate student in the studio of Oleg Marshev. Her childhood dream of playing piano with a symphony orchestra came true when she was chosen as one of the San Diego Symphony’s Young Artist “Hot Shots” Competition winners in 2010. She performed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st movement with the San Diego Symphony at their 100 Year Anniversary Gala in December of that year. She was also invited to perform in the San Diego Symphony's Children's Concert Series “Bravo, Beethoven!” in May, 2010. Oksana also performed in the La Jolla Music Society's Discovery Series Prelude Concerts in 2012, and was a regularly featured performer for the Music 101 Radio broadcast on San Diego’s classical station 104.9 FM. In addition, she has been a featured soloist with the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra performing Addinsell’s Warsaw Concerto and Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3.

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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.

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