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

Objavljena knjiga sa Teslinim prevodima Zmajeve poezije na engleski jezik

Prevodi Nikole Tesle na engleski jezik poezije Jovana Jovanovića Zmaja objavljeni su u knjizi Vladimira Todorovića i Sime Matića, “Zagrljaj Tesla i Zmaj/An Embrace Tesla and Zmaj”.

Knjiga donosi prevode 13 Zmajevih pesama, kao i Teslin esej pod naslovom “Zmai Ioan Iovanovich the Chief Servian Poet of Today/Zmaj Jovan Jovanović, vodeći srpski pesnik današnjice”, a naš naučnik je to publikovao u periodu od 1894. do 1897. godine, u njujorškom časopisu za kulturu “The Century Magazine”, naveo je jedan od autora knjige Vladimir Todorović.

U ovom poduhvatu je Tesli pomoć pružilo nekadašnje značajno ime američkog pesništva, docnije i diplomatije, Robert Andervud Džonson. Naime, Džonson je Tesline prevode Zmajevih stihova uveo u formu stiha, s tim da ih je uvrstio i u malu antologiju pesama, zajedno sa izborom savremene poezije Grčke, Poljske, Italije i Irske.

Priloge za knjigu napisali su i akademik Matija Bećković i predsednik Matice srpske profesor dr Dragan Stanić, koji je potpisan pesničkim pseudonimom Ivan Negrišorac, a korišćen je i tekst našeg pokojnog profesora na Univerzitetu Severna Karolina dr Vase D. Mihailovića.

Knjigu “Zagrljaj Tesla i Zmaj/An Embrace Tesla and Zmaj” je objavila Izdavačka kuća “Tiski cvet” iz Novog Sada.

Nikola Tesla i Jovan Jovanović Zmaj susreli su se prilikom jedine Tesline posete Beogradu, 2. jula 1892. godine, kada je vozom, preko Novog Sada, došao u Srbiju, a u Beogradu je tom prilikom organizovan svečani doček.

Rečima dobrodošlice i sa velikim oduševljenjem Teslu je dočekao srpski kralj, mnogi znameniti ljudi tog vremena i brojni građani koji su došli da pozdrave čuvenog genija, a jedan od govornika na toj svečanosti bio je niko drugi do omiljeni pesnik Teslin, Jovan Jovanović Zmaj.

On je naučnika pozdravio stihovima, što je ujedno bio i jedini put da Zmaj javno čita svoje pesme. Tesla, iskreno dirnut ovim susretom, prišao je pesniku i poljubio mu ruku i rekao:

“Kad mi je bilo najteže u Americi i kada sam bio od svih odbačen i neshvaćen, s gorkim suzama sam čitao Vašu poeziju, a sada Vam obećavam da ću Vaše stihove prevesti na engleski jezik i u Americi objaviti”.

Po povratku u Ameriku, Tesla se sa strašću bacio na prevođenje Zmajevih pesama i počeo da piše o srpskoj istoriji. Tako je nastao i Teslin esej iz 1897. godine o gorkoj sudbini srpskog naroda, u kome Tesla koristi i Zmajeve stihove i misli zajedno sa svojim interpretacijama kosovske i pokosovske tragedije srpskog naroda.

Teslini prevodi pesama objavljeni su u čuvenom američkom časopisu „Vek” (The Century Magazine). U istom je magazinu izašao i Teslin tekst posvećen Jovanu Jovanoviću Zmaju, u kome je Tesla američkim čitaocima doneo detaljnu biografiju velikog pesnika i otkrio do tada neke nepoznate detalje koji se tiču početaka Zmajevog književnog rada.

Zahvaljujući Nikoli Tesli, Zmaj je postao prvi srpski književnik koji je preveden i objavljen u SAD.

Zmajeva pesma posvećena susretu sa Nikolom Teslom:

Ne znam šta je, je l suština,
Il to čini samo miso-
Čim smo čuli: dolaziš nam,
Odmah si nas elektrisao.

Na sto žice sprovodnice,
Elektrika juri sirom,
vazduhom će biti spoja
(posle možda i etirom)

-Stoji stablo, stoji Srpstvo,
Majka svakom listu-sinu,
Najsvežiji list mu trepnu
pa odleti u daljinu.

Ti nam, Tesla, ti vrlice,
Ode letom jače struje
U daleku Kolumbiju,
da ti munje kolumbuje.

I ti, Tesla, u kojem se
Ispolinske misli roje,
Tebe vraća neodolje,
Da poljubiš stablo svoje.

Ljubi stablo, dojčine mu,
Sisni dojku, sisni vrli.
Svaka grana srpskog stabla
Tesli tepa, Teslu grli.

Beograd je danas sretan
Rukujuć`se s srpskom dikom
I otkriva srce svoje
Pred Srbinom velebnikom.

No ti moraš opet natrag
-Sastanak nam kratko traje-
Al`toplotu nosi sobom
Bratinskog zagrljaja.

Ostvarena jmiso tvoja
Miso divna i golema:
Među nam biće veza,
A daljina nema, nema.

Razumeće listak svezi
Svaku žilu svoga stabla,
(Elektrika nasih srca)
I bez žica i bez kabla.

Izvor: Serbian Times


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Bishop Hrizostom (Stolić)

(1988–2012)

After the death of Bishop Grigorije the Western Diocese was administered by Irinej, Bishop of Niš, from October 1985 until May 1986, and by Sava, Bishop of Šumadija, from July 1986 until May 1988.

The Holy Bishops’ Assembly at the regular session in May 1988 elected Archimandrite Hrizostom Stolić as a Bishop of the Western Diocese.

Bishop Hrizostom was born in 1939 in Ruma where he graduated from elementary school and middle school (High School). After High School he went to the Dečani Monastery where he took monastic vows. He was ordained to hierodeacon and hieromonk by Rt. Rev. Pavle, Bishop of Ras-Prizren. Soon afterwards he went to America to be at the service to his Church and people. He studied at the Seminary in the Russian Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville. He then came to Chicago and helped the pastor at Holy Resurrection Church with his duties. He was appointed temporary pastor of St. George Church in East Chicago, Indiana in 1967. He remained there until 1969. For two years he established firm spiritual roots in the community. He felt a higher calling and responded to it. In 1969 he went to the Hilandar Monastery at Mount Athos in Greece, where he remained for nineteen years. There he was elevated to the rank of archimandrite by the Patriarch of Constantinople, His Holiness Demitrius the First. At one time he was elected a Dean of Mount Athos. He was a librarian in the Hilandar Monastery. Along with the spiritual growth he advanced his intellectual dimensions. He published the Lives of the Holy Fathers in two volumes and the Liturgy of St. Apostle James, which he translated into the Serbian language.

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Man and the God-Man

by Archimandrite Justin Popovich

"Father Justin Popovich, pan-orthodox witness to the God-revealed and Christ-given Eternal Truth, whose testimony can be even seen within this collection of his articles - that "the mystery of Truth is not in material things, not in ideas, not in symbols, but in Personhood, namely the Theanthropic Person of the Lord Christ, Who said: I am the Truth (John 14:6), Truth perfect, never diminished, always one and the same in its complete fullness - yesterday, today, and forever (Heb.13:8)."

The treasure to be found in this anthology of neopatristic syntheses consists of: "Perfect God and perfect man" - Nativity Epistle, where Fr Justin boldly exclaim that "man is only a true man when he is completely united with God, only and solely in God is man a man, true man, perfect man, a man in whom all the fullness of Godhead lives."; "The God-man" - The foundation of the Truth of Orthodoxy - Ava Justinian language of love in Christ-centered reflections of Truth; "The Supreme Value and Infallible Criterion"- contemporary philosophical reflections on visible and invisible realities; "Sentenced to Immortality" - a homily on the Resurrection or Our Lord Jesus Christ; "Humanistic and Theanthropic Culture"-criticism of European anti-Christian culture; "Humanistic and Theanthropic Education" - indicative pondering of consequences of education without God.. ; "The Theory of Knowledge of Saint Isaac the Syrian" - Faith, prayer, love, humility, grace and freedom, the purification of the intellect, mystery of knowledge; "A Deer in a Lost Paradise" - Ava's renowned poetic essay, a confession, and deepest longing for all-sweetest Jesus...