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

Opolo Vineyards Continues to Produce Ultra Premium Wines

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (April 20, 2018) – The winemaking team at Opolo is continuing to focus on sustainability throughout estate vineyards while diligently caring for each lot from fermentation to barrel.

Their bold method of investing in vineyard practices, as well as the estate, has continued to flow into detailed winemaking– crafting elegant wines spanning across single and several varietals.

These efforts have recently been recognized with scores from leading wine experts:

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate:

  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, 91+ Points
  • 2014 Reserve Rhapsody, 90 Points

Vinous:

  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, 90 Points
  • 2014 Reserve Rhapsody, 90 points

Wine Enthusiast:

  • 2016 Mountain Zinfandel, 93 Points
  • 2015 Mountain Zinfandel, 92 Points
  • 2015 Reserve Rhapsody, 93 Points, Cellar Selection
  • 2016 Summit Creek Zinfandel, 92 Points, Editors’ Choice
  • 2014 Reserve Rhapsody, 91 Points
  • 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, 92 Points

Opolo’s flagship wine, Mountain Zinfandel, is by far most recognized and beloved by wine club members. Consistent to the overall fruit forward palate, Winemakers Chris and James have expertly weaved juicy red fruit notes with rounded spicy layers and a complex finish with balanced tannins.

As Opolo has grown and refined its award-winning Zinfandel program throughout the years, they’ve also honed a passion for Cabernet Sauvignon and audacious Boudreaux blends. Evidenced by the evolution of their Reserve Rhapsody label, the decadent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec offers a fantastic opportunity for Opolo consumers to experience its bold dark fruit notes now and lay down to age for prime enjoyment of its balanced, full tannins.

ABOUT OPOLO:

Opolo Vineyards has a long-established reputation of growing and producing award winning wines in Paso Robles, California. With nearly 300 acres of vines on the east and west side of Paso Robles, Opolo Vineyards is privy to a wide range in climate, soil and growing potential—allowing more than 32 varietals to flourish. This variety combined with the passion behind the brand has made Opolo a favorite of wine enthusiasts everywhere. Visit their estate vineyard on picturesque Vineyard Drive. Enjoy a wide range of experiences, from tours and cheese pairings, varied flight options and Pairings on the Patio to The Distillery at Opolo or one of our events on the hilltop where you’ll enjoy gorgeous vineyard views.

Source: Wine Industry Network


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Bishop Georgije (Djokić)

(1984–2015)

Bishop Georgije, baptized Djordje Djokić, was born on May 6, 1949 in the village of Crnjelovo, Bjeljina, of parents Krsto and Krunija. After elementary school he resided in the monasteries Tavna, Ozren and Kosijerevo. He completed monastic school in the Monastery of Transfiguration 1963/1964. From Savina Monastery he went to the Studenica Monastery and remained until 1966 when he went to School at the Ostrog Monastery. After finishing Monastic School he was tonsured into monastic rank at the Monastery Ozren on February 11, 1971 and was given the monastic name Georgije. He was ordained hierodeacon on February 15, 1971. In June 1971, he was appointed spiritual father of Tavna Monastery by Bishop Longin. From there he graduated from the Seminary in Sremski Karlovci and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology in Belgrade. While in England, Fr. Georgije was appointed by Bishop Lavrentije to serve the parish of Sts. Peter and Paul in Derby, England. While there he was elected Bishop for the Canadian Diocese, on May 16, 1984. On June 8, 1984, he was consecrated a bishop by Patriarch German and installed in 1984 at the St. Nicholas Cathedral in Hamilton.

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On Divine Philanthropy

From Plato to John Chrysostom

by Bishop Danilo Krstic

This book describes the use of the notion of divine philanthropy from its first appearance in Aeschylos and Plato to the highly polyvalent use of it by John Chrysostom. Each page is marked by meticulous scholarship and great insight, lucidity of thought and expression. Bishop Danilo’s principal methodology in examining Chrysostom is a philological analysis of his works in order to grasp all the semantic shades of the concept of philanthropia throughout his vast literary output. The author overviews the observable development of the concept of philanthropia in a research that encompasses nearly seven centuries of literary sources. Peculiar theological connotations are studied in the uses of divine philanthropia both in the classical development from Aeschylos via Plutarch down to Libanius, Themistius of Byzantium and the Emperor Julian, as well as in the biblical development, especially from Philo and the New Testament through Origen and the Cappadocians to Chrysostom.

With this book, the author invites us to re-read Chrysostom’s golden pages on the ineffable philanthropy of God. "There is a modern ring in Chrysostom’s attempt to prove that we are loved—no matter who and where we are—and even infinitely loved, since our Friend and Lover is the infinite Triune God."

The victory of Chrysostom’s use of philanthropia meant the affirmation of ecclesial culture even at the level of Graeco-Roman culture. May we witness the same reality today in the modern techno-scientific world in which we live.