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

A Thanksgiving Event

His Grace, Bishop Maxim and the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America most cordially invites you to a speical Thanksgiving Event honoring the visit to Los Angeles of Dragica Nikolić, First Lady of the Republic of Serbia.

Sunday, November 24, 2013, Saint Steven's Serbian Orthodox Cathedral, 1621 West Garvey Avenue, Alhambra, California - Divine Liturgy 10am, Banquet and Program 1pm.

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All proceeds from this event will benefit the Dragica Nikolić Foundation established to build and upgrade maternity hospitals in Serbia.

The Hosts for this special event are California parishes of Los Angeles Deanery: Alhambra-San Gabriel-Arcadia-Irvine Orange County-San Diego-San Marcos. Please join us!

Banquet Tickets:
Adults: $20. Teens: $10.
Children 12 and under: Free

Please rsvp by November 18, 2013

Thanksgiving Banquet at St Stevens Cathedral


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Natalija Nogulich

NATALIJA NOGULICH, newly published author of her debut novel, ONE WOMAN’S WAR, just performed in the season finale of NCIS, followed by an episode of Disney’s KICKIN’ IT. She also recently completed Season One of ABC series, RED WIDOW, as Russian mob wife, Elena Petrova. In March, Natalija appeared in HBO’s biopic, PHIL SPECTOR, as Italian journalist, Giovanetta Ricci; on Disney Channel in WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE REUNION starring Ms. Nogulich as Carmela.

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The Hagia Sophia

The Mystical Light of the Great Church and its Architectural Dress

by Charalambos P. Stathakis

Dear reader, as you run like the rest of us along the dizzy main road, stop, stay aside for a while. Let the others be dizzy, and take the secret underground trail, which will lead you through the dewdrops of the leaves, the crystal smile of the sun, the city’s underground galler- ies, your knowledge, and your feelings, to the doorstep of the Hagia Sophia. Because all dew- drops, all sunrays, and all beauty lead there. That is what you will be told by my friend, the author, whom I am fond of and whom I send you to, Charalambos Stathakis: the doctor, the warm and humane researcher, the scientist devoted to his work and his patients, who has given a series of scientific papers, who, nevertheless, retains a nest of beauty untouched in his heart, which makes him outstanding—even though he is not a specialist in architecture, nor a historian, nor a theologian, nor a Byzantinist—it makes him stand out in all these together and in entirety.

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