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

Величанствена Три српска дана Српског народног савеза 2016.

Традиционална манифестација Три српска дана ове године је одржана од 15 – 17 јула у Питсбургу у организацији Српског народног савеза.  Она је протекла у обележавању стогодишњице одржавања  прославе Српског дана у Кенивуд-парку. Комитет за обележавање стогодишњице прославе је вредно радио на припремању целог догађаја. Велики број Срба је пристигао из разних крајева Америке и Канаде. Било их је лепо видети у толиком броју да настављају да негују културу и традицију својих предака. 

Манифестација је почела приказивањем документарног филма о Хелијард мисији у Катедрали знања Питсбуршког универзитета. Филм је посвећен Џорџу Војновићу, једном од главних учесника ове мисије. Војновић је заједно са својим колегама Џорџом Муслином, Ником Лалићем, Артуром Џибилијаном и другима радио на спашавању преко 500 савезничких пилота у Прањанима у сарадњи са четничким трупама генерала Драже Михајловића. Војновић је говорио у филму о детаљима акције, начину како је она изведена и  описао шта је претходило његовом учествовању у овом херојском подухвату. 

Публика је била веома узбуђена гледајући цео ток операције што је на крају филма награђено великим аплаузом за целу екипу која је припремала овај филм. Захваљујући Милани Бижић на пројекцији филма су били присутни Ксенија Војновић Вилкинсон, Војновићева ћерка, која је изразила велику захвалност за приказивање филма о њеном оцу, Дејан Живковић, редитељ филма и амерички потпуковник Џон Капело. Потпуковник Капело је говорио како се заинтересовао за Хелијард мисију и са којим се све подацима сусрео радећи на овом филму. Милана Бижић је изразила захвалност екипи и гледаоцима филма који су имали прилику да више сазнају о овој херојској акцији.

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Oakland 90th Anniversary Greeting 2016

Greeting from His Grace Bishop Maxim of Los Angeles and Western America

Oakland 90th Anniversary Greeting 2016

Dear Brothers and Sisters, our beloved Children in the Lord,

This anniversary in Oakland coincides with the recent canonization of Archimandrite Sebastian (Dabovich) of San Francisco and Jackson, clergyman and preacher of the Gospel who inspired many missionaries. Once again, through the life of this Saint, we see a faith that produces holy persons, enriches the world with saints and insists on an ethos of holiness. 

Living in the Bay area, you might better understand how the life of the Church has the depth and breadth of the open ocean, such that great swells do not make the waters turbid, but release the “ozone” of health and courage which strengthens man in his struggle. When you live in the world that they have shaped and partake in the universal concelebration of heaven and earth which is celebrated in the Orthodox Church, you pulse with a vibration that reveals to you things unseen.

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200 Years of Serbs in America

Join us in Celebrating 200 Years of Serbs in America

The celebration of 200 years of Serbs in America will be held on Vidovdan, June 28, 2014 in the city of Philadelphia, in front of the Independence Hall where both the declaration of American independence and the founding of the Constitution took place.

It has been two centuries since the first Serb, Djordje Sagic, also known as Judge George Fisher, arrived to America through the Port of Philadelphia. The first period of immigration dated from 1820 to 1880. The early immigrants who came in larger numbers to America, came mostly from the coast of Montenegro (The Bay of Kotor) and Dalmatia known for their long-time seafaring tradition. The second period of immigration dated from the 1880s to the second decade of the twentieth century.

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Jubilee Celebration of the Western American Diocese: Freedom to Pursue the Faith

Alhambra, CA – On August 30 through September 1, 2013, the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America will hold its annual Diocesan Days gathering. This year Diocesan Days will mark several momentous anniversaries: 50 years of the founding of the Diocese, 150 years of the birth of Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich, Holy Apostle to the Americas, and 1700 years of the Edict of Milan.

Events will include a Saturday morning symposium, which will focus on the freedom to pursue our faith since the time of Constantine 1700 years ago and how to better live a spiritual life. Symposium speakers will be Hieromonk Iakovos of Simonopetra, Mt. Athos, the V. Rev. Dr. John Erickson of St. Vladimir Seminary, and Dr. James Skedros of Holy Cross Seminary. An open question and answer session will follow their presentations.

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Marko Jarić

Marko Jarić (Serbian Cyrillic: Марко Јарић; born October 12, 1978 in Belgrade, SR Serbia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a Serbian professional basketball player.

Jarić is the only player ever to win back-to-back Italian Championships on two different teams. He won it in 2000 with Fortitudo Bologna and in 2001 with Virtus Bologna.

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The Meaning of Reality

Essays on Existence and Communion, Eros and History

by Christos Yannaras

The collection of articles traces the thought of Christos Yanaras through his long journey in discovering the meaning of existence, communion, eros, and history. It is a cause of immense joy that no fewer than twenty articles of passionate significance and substance have at present been gathered together in this volume under the title The Meaning of Reality.

Yannaras is undoubtedly one of the most significant thinkers of our time. Kallistos Ware once described him as "the most creative and prophetic religious thinker at work in Greece today," while Rowan Williams characterizes him as "one of the most significant Christian philosophers in Europe." His very wide and no less deep education helps him to develop an inimitable blend of philosophy, theology, and social criticism, and to speak in an original way about the traditional and contemporary issues of human existence, as well as the latest challenges of modern empirical science and political engagement. A detailed knowledge of the writings of the Holy Fathers has always been his foundation amidst the labyrinth of modern thought - which is inimately bound up with psychoanalysis, environmental issues, human rights, postmodernism, and pluralism , to mention just a few. Insistence on the primacy, uniqueness, and eternal value of human personality prevails in almost all his works and inspires his own vigorous theological and ecumenical engagement, based on the Orthodox eucharistic and ascetic tradition.

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