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

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.


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.


War met the two men once. 
One was a pilot of the invisible F-117A, 
the other the missile officer that shot him down. 
Their first meeting was on the radar. 
Dale Zelko and Zoltan Dani decided to meet each other 12 years later. 
A human story of a unique encounter.


Bilo je to veče koje će se pamtiti. U epicentru svetskog džeza - Ginič Vilidžu na Menhetnu, džez-pijanista i kompozitor mlađe generacije, Dimitrije Vasljević održao je 11.. oktobra solistički koncert, i malo je reći – oduševio je publiku.

Gostima okupljenim u „Tenri“ kulturnom centru u Njujorku, koji su usled interesovanja koje je premašilo kapacitet sale, bili smeštani i na fotelje izvučene iz obližnjih kancelarija ili su strpljivo stajali u uglovima, Dimitrije se najpre predstavio originalnom kompozicijom „Elipsis” (“Ellipsis”) koja je dala ton čitavoj večeri.


The Serbian Cultural Centre in Paris on Friday evening, October 11, 2013, hosted an extraordinary event. A promotion of ​the ​book of poetry by Jovan Dučić and an exhibition of unpublished Dučić correspondence was organized by book publishers in cooperation with the Serbian Cultural Centre in Paris. This is a major cultural event of the year because we are marking the seventieth anniversary of Dučić's death by issuing the first bilingual edition translations of poems in French of this prince of Serbian poetry. About the book spoke: literary critic Slavko Maleševic, editor of this edition Ljubomir Mihajlovic, the publisher Bishop Maxim Vasiljevic, a poet Komnen Bećirović, while actor Sasha Petronijević Dučićevu read poetry in French and Serbian.


Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus. A new translation by Joel Agee. Directed by Travis Preston. Produced by CalArts Center for New Performance in association with Trans Arts.

На отвореној сцени Гети Виле у Малибу (Калифорнија), под руководством Трависа Престона,током септембра месеца позоришна публика је била у прилици да одгледа модерну интерпретацију Есхиловог ”Окованог Прометеја”. Рон Сифас Џонс (Ron Cephas Jones) моћно и убедљиво игра главну улогу Прометеја, једног од најснажнијих ликова грчке митологије, док српско-америчка глумица Мирјана Јоковић, са интензивним патосом, игра улогу Ије.


United Nation Association Film Festival - UNAFF 2013, Palo Alto: Aquarius Theatre, 430 Emerson St, Sunday 10/20, 4:50 PM (Session 12); (87 min) USA, Director/Producer: Robert Uth; Description: Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest inventors of the 20th century, with over 700 worldwide patents to his name. He was a visionary genius whose radical ideas created the technology that connects the world with power and information. One of history's most controversial and misunderstood people, his incredible story is finally being brought to the screen. Tesla, Master of Lightning, is a multi-media project that tells the comprehensive story of the life and work of Nikola Tesla for the very first time. The film features many new and unknown details of Tesla's life, including the influence he had on the Strategic Defense Initiative missile defense program. A great deal of the story is told in Tesla's own words, drawn from his autobiographical and scientific writings and performed by Stacy Keach.


Dimitrije Vasiljevic, one of the highly acclaimed new artists on the NYC jazz scene, will hold a solo piano concert on October 11. 2013 at Tenri Cultural Institute at 8pm. He will perform his own compositions as well as several original arrangements of songs by Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.




People Directory

Teresa A.H. Djuric

Brig. Gen. Teresa A.H. Djuric is Deputy Director, Space and Intelligence Office, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. General Djuric leads the Under Secretary's strategic planning and programming for defense space programs valued at $12 billion. She provides guidance and oversight of the architecture studies leading to the development and procurement of future defense space programs. She provides principal support to the Under Secretary's role as the focal point for space matters and in coordinating activities across the whole of government space enterprise.

General Djuric was commissioned in 1983 through Officer Training School. She has operated space systems at three space wings and Headquarters 14th Air Force. In 2004, she deployed to Southwest Asia as Director of Space Forces for operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. She has commanded at the squadron, group, wing and education center levels, and has served on staffs at the Air Force Personnel Center, U.S. Pacific Command, Headquarters U.S. Air Force and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Prior to her current assignment, she was Commander, Jeanne M. Holm Center for Officer Accessions and Citizen Development, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.

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My Brother's Keeper

by Fr. Radovan Bigovic

Rare are the books of Orthodox Christian authors that deal with the subject of politics in a comprehensive way. It is taken for granted that politics has to do with the secularized (legal) protection of human rights (a reproduction of the philosophy of the Enlightenment), within the political system of so-called "representative democracy", which is limited mostly to social utility or to the conventional rules of human relations. Most Christians look at politics and democracy as unrelated with their experience of the Church herself, which abides both in history and in the Kingdom, the eschaton. Today, the commercialization of politics—its submission to the laws of publicity and the brainwashing of the masses—has literally abolished the "representative" parliamentary system. So, why bother with politics when every citizen of so-called developed societies has a direct everyday experience of the rapid decline and alienation of the fundamental aspects of modernity?

In the Orthodox milieu, Christos Yannaras has highlighted the conception of the social and political event that is borne by the Orthodox ecclesiastical tradition, which entails a personalistic (assumes an infinite value of the human person as opposed to Western utilitarian individualism) and relational approach. Fr Radovan Bigovic follows this approach. In this book, the reader will find a faithful engagement with the liturgical and patristic traditions, with contemporary thinkers, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, all in conversation with political science and philosophy. As an excellent Orthodox theologian and a proponent of dialogue, rooted in the catholic (holistic) being of the Orthodox Church and of his Serbian people, Fr Radovan offers a methodology that encompasses the above-mentioned concerns and quests.