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

In this episode of the New Pascha video podcast ministry of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church, a young Orthodox couple, Josef and Effy Candelario, talk to Fr. Bratso Krsic about their missionary journey from California to Greece, Albania and Sweden.

Djordje Popovic, founder of SAFKOS (Serbian American Foundation for Kosovo) and Vlada Vladic, founder of Vlada’s Seeds Of Life talk to Fr. Bratso Krsic about their inspiring endeavors to improve the lives of others.

Fr. George Gligich, St. Peter the Apostle Serbian Orthodox Church, Fresno, CA, and Fr. Daniel Kirk, St. Herman of Alaska Mission parish, Kalispell, MT, talk with Fr. Bratso Krsic about the supreme road to knowledge – love and other facets of contemporary Orthodox ministry.

Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us the keys of restorative healing and synergy with God with words like these: “Love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you.” Saint John Chrysostom helped to prove it in his treatise that demonstrated if a man doesn’t suffer injury by his own hand then nothing or no one can harm him. In a time where so many derive self-worth from how they’re perceived by strangers on social media, while surveys show church attendance decreasing – well before the pandemic – Saint John’s words have never been more relevant and needed in order to bring a portion of God’s people back to Him in soul-saving humility.

Deacon David Williams and Dr. Gaelan Gilbert (Reader Anthony), professors from St. Katherine University, a regionally-accredited Orthodox Christian institution of higher education in southern California, talk to Fr. Bratso Krsic about Orthodox education, challenges and opportunities in pursuing our goal – shaping image of Christ within our souls.

The miraculous healing at the pool that takes place in the Gospel lesson for the fourth Sunday of Pascha is an example of something that’s been made abundantly CLEAR at this point in the life of God’s people Israel, though it’s not been abundantly ACCEPTED: the Messiah had come as THE FULFILLMENT of the Mosaic Law and the Prophetic teaching: Jesus Himself proclaimed it with those very words during His sermon on the mount.

NEW PASCHA Crosstalk presents: Pastoral reflections of the clergy of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. This episode features Fr. Serafim Gascoigne, from Pokrov of the Theotokos parish in Seattle, Washington, and Fr. Bratso Krsic from St. George parish of San Diego, California.  These reflections are timely. They are permeated with pastoral insight, Orthodox Christian spirituality, and care. We are not alone because we are of the Church; we are united in the bond of love; God, Theotokos, and saints are with us.

NEW PASCHA Crosstalk presents: Pastoral reflections of the clergy of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. This episode features Fr. Bratso Krsic from St. George parish of San Diego, California, Fr. George Elliot of St. Andrew Fool-for-Christ parish, Anderson, California, and Fr. John Suvak from St. John the Wonderworker parish, Eugene, Oregon. Their insights are uplifting and timely. They are personal testimonies from concerned and loving priests addressed to their flock and beyond. The Resurrection of Christ is the source of our renewal and life.

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Mirjana Joković

Mirjana Joković (Serbian Cyrillic: Мирјана Јоковић) (born November 24, 1967) is a Serbian film and stage actress, best known for her role as Natalija Zovkov in Underground, the film of Emir Kusturica (1995). She currently is Director of Performance for Acting and an acting teacher in the Theater Faculty of the California Institute of the Arts near Los Angeles.

Mirjana Jokovic was born in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. She spent her early years in Zambia, where her father was an industrial engineer.

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All Roads Lead to Jackson

Serbian American Contributions in Amador County, California, since the Gold Rush
Milina Jovanović offers a unique compilation of individual and family immigration stories that include enormous contributions to the development of California and significant community involvement. In this version of people’s history she chronicles how Serbian Americans have strengthened community, region, state, and country through the endeavors and struggles of 150 years. This book also focuses on women’s contributions that are too often overlooked. Ms. Jovanović’s study reveals that Jackson not only remains an original and symbolic home to Serbian Americans and Serbian Orthodox religion, but also an oasis where the Serbian community has preserved its positive reputation and social influence.

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