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

Изборна скупштина Српске академије наука и уметности

На Изборној скупштини Српске академије наука и уметности у Београду, Гордана Вуњак-Новаковић (Колумбија Универзитет) изабрана је за иностраног члана

САОПШТЕЊЕ ЗА МЕДИЈЕ

У Српској академији наука и уметности одржана је Изборна скупштина на којој су се бирали редовни, дописни и инострани чланови.

Скупштина, коју чине сви чланови САНУ, тајним гласањем већином, овом приликом изабрала је 22 редовна члана , 13 дописних чланова и 7 иностраних чланова.

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Теодор фон Бург - најбољи млади математичар на свету

Матурант Математичке гимназије у Београду освојио је четврту златну медаљу на Међународној математичкој олимпијади у Аргентини. На такмичењу које се од 4. до 16. јула одржавало у Јужној Америци фон Бург је освајањем четврте златне мадеље (уз једну бронзу и једно сребро), са укупно шест одличја, постао најбољи такмичар свих времена. У 53 године дугој историји постоје још само три особе којима је ово пошло за руком.

До сада је на међународним математичким олимпијадама 11 математичара освојило Fields-ову медаљу и још око 20 математичара освојило је најпрестижнија научна признања из математике и рачунарства. Теодор фон Бург, „дечко вредан пажње“, једини је освојио шест медаља, од којих четири златне.

Фон Бург од седмог разреда основне школе, као ученик огледног одељења, похађа Математичку гимназију. После завршене основне, наставља школовање у Математичкој гимназији, где је ове године и матурирао, а на студије одлази у Оксфорд. Још као основац такмичио се са средњошколцима и освајао медаље: 2007. у Вијетнаму је освојио бронзану медаљу, 2008. у Шпанији сребрну, а 2009. у Немачкој, 2010. у Казахстану, 2011. у Холандији и ове године у Аргентини осваја златне олимпијске медаље.

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Communique of the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, 2012

The regular meeting of the Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church took place at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade May 15-23, under the presidency of His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej. Participating in the Assembly were all the diocesan hierarchs of the Serbian Orthodox Church, with the exception of His Beatitude Archbishop of Ochrid and Metropolitan of Skopje Jovan who is unjustly imprisoned in the Skoplje prison of Idrizovo and His Grace Bishop Chrysostom of Bihac and Petrovac.

The Assembly began its work with the joint serving of the hierarchical Divine Liturgy in the Holy Archangel Michael Cathedral in Belgrade, led by Serbian Patriarch Irinej, and served the Invocation of the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth and wisdom, in Whom the Church lives and always works, especially in the assemblies of its bishops. During the liturgy Bishop Irinej of Backa, with the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Irinej, addressed the faithful and explained the institution of the assembly of bishops as an expression of the essential conciliar nature of the Church..

Round table “The role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the preservation of identity of diaspora”

Serbian Unity Congress and the Ministry for Religion and Diaspora organized a Round table discussion with the topic "The role of the Serbian Orthodox Church in the preservation of identity of diaspora" on Monday, 21st of May.
The discussion was opened by the president of Serbian Unity Congress Dr Slavka Draskovic, and the State Secretary for the Ministry of Religion and Diaspora Prof. Dr Bogoljub Sijakovic, and the participants were also addressed by the Bishop of Australia and New Zealand Irinej Dobrijević and the Bishop of North America Dr Maksim Vasiljevic, as well as numerous experts from the Academy of Sciences, the Historical Institute of SANU, and Universities that are concerned with the issue of diaspora, identity and religion, while the leaders of the Serbian diaspora addressed the participants in written form.

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Communique from the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, from May 17, 2012

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, during today's session rendered the decision to enter two priest martyrs and forty students-martyrs of Momisici into the Diptych of Saints and that their celebration (formal declaration of sainthood; canonization) be at the Holy Hierarchical Divine Liturgy at the St. Sava Memorial-Church on Vracar on Saturday, May 19, 2012, led by His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of Serbia at which their long and prayerful respect among the faithful of the Serbian Orthodox Church will be confirmed.

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Bob’s international experience includes work as lead trial counsel at the Hague War Crimes Tribunal from 2001 through 2005. From 2007 through 2010, he was lead defense counsel in five federal deportation prosecutions in Florida and Illinois, all of which resulted in acquittals. During this time, he continued his active personal injury practice, advocating on behalf of those injured through the negligence of others.

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Sailors of the Sky

A conversation with Fr. Stamatis Skliris and Fr. Marko Rupnik on contemporary Christian art

In these timely conversations led by Fr. Radovan Bigovic, many issues are introduced that enable the contemporary reader to deepen and expand his or her understanding of the role of art in the life of the Church. Here we find answers to questions on the crisis of contemporary ecclesiastical art in West and East; the impact of Impressionism, Expressionism, Cubism, Surrealism and Abstract painting on contemporary ecclesiastical painting; and a consideration of the main distrinction between iconography and secular painting. The dialogue, while resolving some doubts about the difference between iconography, religious painting, and painting in general, reconciles the requirement to obey inconographic canons with the freedom essential to artistic creativity, demonstrating that obedience to the canons is not a threat to the vitatlity of iconography. Both artists illumine the role of prayer and ascetisicm in the art of iconography. They also mention curcial differences between iconography in the Orthodox Church and in Roman Catholicism. How important thse distinctions are when exploring the relationship between contemporary theology and art! In a time when postmodern "metaphysics' revitalizes every concept, these masters still believe that, to some extent, Post-Modernism adds to the revitatiztion of Christian art, stimulating questions about "artistic inspiration" and the essential asethetic categories of Christian painting. Their exceptionally wide, yet nonetheless deep, expertise assists their not-so-everday connections between theology, ar, and modern issues concerning society: "society" taken in its broader meaning as "civilization." Finally, the entire artistic project of Stamatis and Rupnik has important ecumenical implications that aswer a genuine longing for unity in the Christian word.

The text of this 94-page soft-bound book has been translated from the Serbian by Ivana Jakovljevic, Fr. Gregory Edwards, and Andrijana Krstic. Published by Sebastian Press, Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Contemporary Christian Thought Series, number 7, First Edition, ISBN: 978-0-9719505-8-0