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

Помоћ Кола српских сестара за српске ученике на Косову

Сва деца из српског села Кузмин, код Косова Поља, добила су новчану помоћ коју је сакупило Коло српских сестара из Сан Франциска. 

Поклон за осамдесеторо деце уручио је епископ западно-амерички Максим који је посетио Основну школу "Аца Маровић" и ово изоловано место у албанском окружењу.

"Драга децо, драги учитељи, желим да вам пренесем поздраве ваших вршњака из Сан Франциска и Америке. Они вам поручују, да тамо, у далеком свету, неко мисли на вас и жели да вам помогне у вашем селу, у вашем месту", рекао је владика Максим који је разговарио са децом.

Основна школа у Кузмину ради у тешким и неодговарајућим условима, а настава се одвија од првог до четвртог разреда. Њени ђаци су владики поклонили своје цртеже уместо разгледница за своје вршњаке у Америци.

"Заиста смо почаствовани овом посетом, био је ово прави празник за децу. Нама ретко ко долази, некако смо овде одвојени од света, али има добрих људи и хвала им свима", рекла је учитељица Сузана Андрић.

Коло српских сестара из Сан Франциска и Епархија западно-америчка годинама помажу српској деци у селима Косова и Метохије. У Кузмину живи око сто српских породица, приметан је тренд исељавања, али се земља и куће не продају Албанцима.

Извор: РТС


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Dragan M. Svrakic

Specialty Areas

  • Psychiatry

Medical Education

  • Medical Degree: School of Medicine University Of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1978
  • Residency: Neuropsychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1984
  • Ph.D.: School of Medicine University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1985
  • Sub-specialty : Psychotherapy, Institute for Mental Health, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, 1986
  • Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri , 1998
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Knowing the Purpose of Creation through the Resurrection

Proceedings of the Symposium on St. Maximus the Confessor

The present volume is a collection of presentations delivered at the St Maximus the Confessor International Symposium held in Belgrade at the University of Belgrade from 18 to 21 October 2012. The Belgrade Symposium brought together the following speakers: Demetrios Bathrellos, Grigory Benevitch, Calinic Berger, Paul Blowers, David Bradshaw, Adam Cooper, Brian Daley, Paul Gavrilyuk, Atanasije Jevtić, Joshua Lollar, Andrew Louth, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Maximos of Simonopetra, Ignatije Midić, Pascal Mueller-Jourdan, Alexei Nesteruk, Aristotle Papanikolaou, George Parsenios, Philipp Gabriel Renczes, Nino Sakvarelidze, Torstein Tollefsen, George Varvatsoulias, Maxim Vasiljević, Christos Yannaras, and John Zizioulas. The papers and discussions in this volume of the proceedings of the Belgrade Symposium amply attest to the reputation of Saint Maximus the Confessor as the most universal spirit of the seventh century, and perhaps the greatest thinker of the Church. Twenty eight studies have been gathered in the present volume, which is organized into eight chapters, each of them corresponding to the proceedings of the Symposium, all of which are of intense interest and importance. Chapter One brings to light new evidence regarding the sources, influences, and appropriations of St Maximus’ teaching. His mediatorial role as one of the few genuinely ecumenical theologians of the patristic era is acknowledged and affirmed. Chapter Two offers some crucial clarifications on the relationship between person, nature, and freedom. In Chapter Three we find substantial discussion on body, pathos, love, eros, etc. New interpretive paradigms and insights are proposed in Chapter Four, while the next chapter presents the Confessor’s cosmological perspective in light of modern scientific discoveries. Some important ontological and ecclesiological issues are discussed in Chapter Six, while in Chapter Seven we are able to see what contemporary synthesis is possible through St Maximus’ thought. Chapter Eight offers further readings by engaging younger scholars who did not present their papers at the conference but whose studies were accepted by the organizers. In the final paper we find an important overview of the Symposium with a description of the conference’s flow. In an age of plurality and division, it is particularly important to know what our Tradition—shaped by the Fathers—can teach us. In any such endeavor, Saint Maximus the Confessor stands out as the most important theologian of the so-called Byzantine period. Yet his theology, assimilated and incorporated by Tradition, has relevance beyond any single historical period; in fact, the Confessor’s efforts to mediate between East and West distinguish his work as vital for contemporary theological discourse.

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