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

Krajina Scholarship

INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

Krajina Scholarship Information for the Spring Semester 2019

ELIGIBILITY for the Awards:

International Christian Ministries (ICM) in cooperation with the Serb National Federation (SNF) award up to 15 Scholarships to applicants who are undergraduate students at community colleges or universities. Applicant or at least one of his/her parents must be a refugee or descendent from the Republic of Croatia (Krajina region) from one of the following municipalities: Benkovac, Vojnic, Vrginmost, Glina, Gracac, Dvor, Donji Lapac, Drnis, Knin, Korenica, Kostajnica, Krnjak, Obrovac, Petrinja, Plaski, Slunj, Zadar, Caprag, Grubisno Polje, Daruvar, Okucani, Pakrac, Slatina, Beli, Manastir, Vukovar, Dalj, Mirkovci, or Tenja.

Each Scholarship recipient will receive an award of $500 and a Membership in the Serb National Federation with an Annuity of $500. If an applicant is not a current member of the Serb National Federation, as a recipient of this Scholarship, he/she will automatically become a member of the SNF.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS:

1. A completed and signed 2019 Scholarship Application
2. Applicant must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States.
3. Proof that you are a refugee or descendent from the Republic of Croatia (Krajina region) (e.g., a Birth Certificate or copy of Passport)
4. Minimum GPA 2.5
5. College Transcript and Spring Semester 2019 Proof of Registration
6. Applicant must present a letter of recommendation from a priest describing church involvement (Sunday School, Altar Boy, Church Choir, etc.) or from a person qualified to verify the applicant’s interest and commitment to the Serbian community.
7. A recent passport-sized or wallet-sized photograph.
8. Submit essay about Krajina heritage (see application).

DEADLINE:

All application materials must be postmarked by JANUARY 15, 2019. No faxed or e-mailed documents accepted.

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Source: Serb National Federation


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Bishop Stefan (Lastavica)

(1963–1966)

The first archpastor of the Eastern American diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church was Bishop Stefan (Lastavica) (1963–1966). The consecration of the newly elected Bishop Stefan took place on July 13, 1963 in the church of the Holy Prophet Elijah In Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

Bishop Stefan was born October 14, 1908 in the village of Divos, Srem, into a priest’s family. He graduated from the Seminary in Sremski Karlovci and the Faculty of Orthodox Theology at Belgrade University in 1939. Prior to the election of Bishop, he served in the highest Church hierarchical and legislative institutions. Thus he gained experience in Church legislature and administration.

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Christ - The Alpha and Omega

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of an outstanding book by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, a disciple of the great twentieth-century theologian Archimandrite Justin Popovich. Bishop Athanasius' thought combines adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant faith and a profound experience of Christ in the Church.

Christ - The Alpha and Omega is the first of a planned collection of works of contemporary Serbian theologians. It is an anthology of Bishop Athanasius' articles which have appeared in Serbian, Greek, French, English and Russian. Focusing on themes central to Christian patristic Triadology, Ecclesiology and Anthropology, the book reveals the ultimate purpose of man and the universe, and speaks of how each of us can realize this purpose within the divine-human community of the Orthodox Church. Bishop Athanasius reminds us that the God-man Jesus Christ is the Beginning and the End of all things, and that we must seek our own end, goal, and fulfillment in Him.

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