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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Ronald Radakovich

Ronald Ron Radakovich retired as Vice-President of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation. A Minnesota native he holds  a B.S. and Master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota. His parents emigrated from Lika and Bosna. Ron serves on several Boards of Directors, including the Byzantine American Alliance of Northern California and the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Former Vice-President of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church and Executive Committee member of the International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) of Northern California, he is currently the Counselor Emeritus of the Serbian Orthodox Church-Western American Diocese. He is a Serbian Unity Congress Board member.

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Publishing

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.