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

The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija

THE HISTORICAL AND SPIRITUAL HEARTLAND OF THE SERBIAN PEOPLE

Published by: Sebastian Press, Los Angeles. Co-publishers: Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Belgrade • The Episcopal Council of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America • Faculty of Orthodox Theology, University of Belgrade • BLAGO Fund • Serbica Americana • Interklima-grafika, Vrnjci

“This book on Serbia’s Christian Heritage in Kosovo and Metohija, its heartland in medieval times and through Ottoman domination, is intended to introduce to a wide reading public the oldest and richest treasury of Serbian medieval history and culture. Its authors are leading specialists in the fields in which they write, so readers may place complete reliance on the factual accuracy of the material.”

“The editor and publisher have the fervent hope that today’s peoples in Kosovo and Metohija will be able to begin their discussions not from what divides them but from what unites them, emphasizing in positive and constructive ways the areas in which a Serbo-Albanian ethnic symbiosis has existed. This book invites all to consider their differences in the light of history and of the future.”

Authors: Gojko Subotić • Alex Dragnich • Slavko Todorovich • Thomas A. Emmert • Sima M. Ćirković • Arthur Evans • G. K. Chesterton • Boško Bojović • Atanasije Jevtić • Alexander F. Hilferding • Rebecca West • Rebecca West • Stamatis Skliris • Dušan T. Bataković • Radovan Samardžić • Dimitrije Djordjević • Dimitrije Bogdanović • Sava Janjić • Andrew Wermuth • F. W. Harvey and others

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This book is a vibrant testimony to the incredible efforts made by the Serbian Orthodox Church to create a spiritual culture, maintain its monuments, and preserve its inheritance in Kosovo and Metohija.

This 1,000-page book is hardbound and in full color, illustrated with over 750 color reproductions of all of our most significant historical figures, monasteries, churches, frescoes, icons, and other artifacts.

Book Reviews:​

“The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija is a rare and extraordinary achievement” – Archbishop Demetrios of America (New York)
“It is indeed a magnificent production, of value equally because of the interesting text and of the fine illustrations. Congratulations are due to all who have collaborated to produce such an impressive volume.” - Metropolitan Kallistos Ware
“The lovely and learned volume, 'The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and Metohija' is a wonderful addition to the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library, where it will be used and appreciated by many scholars” - Deb Stewart, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library​, Washington, DC
“The best book ever published in Serbia” - Prof. Dr. Dusan T. Batakovic (Belgrade)
“This book is the best proof that Kosovo is Serbian” - Metropolitan John of Pergamon (Zizioulas)
“This book deserves an award on Frankfurt Book Fair” - Manolis Velitzanidis (“Indiktos", Athens)
“This book is our passport to the world” - Zivojin Rakocevic (Pristina)
“This is a book that ‘buys you’ at first sight” - Minister Nikola Selakovic (Belgrade)
“By this capital work of great significance the Serbian people is presented to the world in the light of its spiritual and cultural creativity and statesmanship in Kosovo and Metohija” - Prof dr Radmila Milentijevic (New York)​

Language: English
ISBN: 978–86–82685–39–5
Number of pages: 1008
Number of color reproductions: 794
Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 9.4 x 2.7 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.2 pounds

Price: $150


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Milena Kitić

A star of the Belgrade, Yugoslavia Opera, Milena Kitic made her operatic debut in 1989, as Olga in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin." She performed at the National Theater in Belgrade for 8 years in a wide range of roles: from Rosina in Rossini's "Il Baribiere di Siviglia", Cherubino in Mozart's "Le Nozze di Figaro", Preziosilla in Verdi's "La Forza del destino", Fenena in "Nabucco'', to the title role of Carmen and Principessa de Buillon in Cilea's "Adiana Lecouvreur."

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The Thunderbolt of Ever-Living Fire

by archimandrite Vasileios of Iveron

The present book consists of Elder Vaileios' talks, discussions and dialogues in various venues mostly in the United States during his visit in 2011, along with excerpts from his writings selected to complement the themes of his talks.  The themes dealt with by Fr. Vasileios so eloquently in this book are extraordinarily wide-ranging; he handles complex and difficult issues in theology, spirituality, liturgics, parish life and monasticism with amazing clarity and insight.  He quotes with equal facility from figures as diverse as Heraclitus, Dostoevsky, St. Isacc the Syrian, St. Maximus the Confessor, Stefan Zweig, Andrei Tarkovsky, Vladimir Lossy, Georges Florovsky and St. Nicholas Cabasilas.  Above all, there is an exhilarating sense of freedom and innocence in his thought.  It is the freedom and innocence of profound faith and spiritual knowledge and childlike simplicity.  HIs wisnow is expressed via the "hyperlogic" of a hesychastic spriti, which makes for surprising connections and illuminating insights.

The appearance of this new book by Archimandrite Vaileios is truly a cuase for celebration.

143 pages
ISBN: 978-1-936773-16-9

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