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

Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić on Monday unveiled a monument to Nikola Tesla, located on New York’s Long Island.

Nikolić referred to the Serbian-American scientist and inventor as "the Prometheus of the modern age whose love of mankind was his strongest motivation in work."

During the ceremony in front a Tesla's laboratory on Long Island, Nikolić said that the great scientist endowed the mankind with a new philosophy of living, a new understanding of man’s possibilities, a new way to develop societies and states - a new, previously unknown possibility to create each individual life differently.

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2013 marked several momentous occasions: 50 years of the founding of the Western American Diocese, 150 years of the birth of Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich, Holy Apostle to the Americas, 1700 years of the Edict of Milan, and a special tribute to Nikola Tesla! Our main focus during this three-day Jubilee Celebration was on the freedom to pursue our faith since the time of Constantine 1700 years ago and how to better live a spiritual life.

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The Patriarch of Serbia Irinej

Respected Sir President of the General Assembly of the Organization of United Nations, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends of humanity,

You have bestowed a great honor upon me by inviting me, as the spiritual head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, to speak about the culture of peace and about co-operation among nations, and to do so by addressing you who represent the nations of the world. And indeed, it is your task to take care about the well-being of all nations and every individual, and peace and harmony between people and nations are the first precondition of the well-being and future of humanity.

Friday, August 30, 2013 was the first day of the Jubilee Celebration of the Western American Diocese: Freedom to Pursue the Faith. This year during Diocesan Days we acknowledge several momentous anniversaries: 50 years of the founding of the Diocese, 150 years of the birth of Archimandrite Sebastian Dabovich, Holy Apostle to the Americas, and 1700 years of the Edict of Milan.

On this first day of Diocesan Days, all of our clergy from throughout our Diocese gathered together for a luncheon followed by a special Clergy Siminar with guest speaker V. Rev. Dr. John Erickson of St. Vladimir's Seminary. Later in the day, the Diocesan Council held it's annual meeting in preparation for the Annual Assembly. At the same time, the Diocesan Kolo Sprpskih Sestara held it's Annual Meeting with ladies from KSS organizations from churches throughout the diocese.

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"It’s important to be humble, and important to be very open-minded toward all the people in the world. It doesn’t matter who it is, really, or how much amount of success that person has made, because you don’t measure the person through the success the person has made, but through his behavior."

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...I advise you then, to go to cemetery when others go. There are beautifully arranged Serbian cemeteries in America. They were arranged by the Serbian natives who considered cemeteries – as they should be considered – the holiest places after God's holy church. You should know how beautiful Serbian tombstones are at the monastery of St. Sava in Libertyville, then the two cemeteries in Pittsburg, St. Sava and St. George, then thecemetery that is the most known among Orthodox people in San Francisco (Serbian Benevolent Society), then that olden one in Jackson, in Los Angeles and other places. - Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich

The best hotels, restaurants, cafes, shops and cultural spots in the city.

Visitors to Belgrade often hesitate to tell friends about the city's charms. In the calm of the last decade, the capital of Serbia has experienced a cultural explosion and today it feels distinctly like Europe's best-kept secret.

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An exhibition of the Belgrade Museum of Nikola Tesla has opened at the New York Hall of Science in Queens.

The opening was attended by Heir to the Yugoslav Throne Prince Aleksandar Karađorđević, his wife Katarina, members of the diplomatic corps and intellectual and science figures from New York.

The exhibition, "Tesla's Wonderful World of Electricity," opened on Wednesday, on the birthday of the Serbian-American scientist and inventor, and was prepared in coordination with the New York museum and supported by the Belgrade City Hall and the Serbian General Consulate in New York.

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Мејбл Грујић

Мејбл Гордон Данлоп Грујић (Mabel Gordon Dunlop Grouitch) (Кларксбург, Западна Вирџинија, 13. август 1872 - Вашингтон, 13. август 1956) била је жена српског дипломате Славка Грујића, велика српска добротворка и добровољна медицинска сестра при Црвеном крсту у Србији током Првог светског рата.

Мејбл Грујић рођена је као Мејбл Гордон Данлоп (енгл. Mabel Gordon Dunlop) 13. августа 1872. године у Кларксбургу, Западна Вирџинија. Отац јој је био инжињер и високи чиновник америчке железнице. У Америци је завршила колеџ, где се посебно занимала за уметност и археологију. Као ђак је сарађивала са омладинским листовима и часописама где су објављени њени запажени чланци. Након тога је добила стипендију за студије у Француској и Грчкој.

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Publishing

Poemes de Jovan Dučić / Песме Јована Дучића

Translated into French by Petar Bubresko. Bilingual edition (French and Serbian)

The first bilingual edition translations of poems in French of this prince of Serbian poetry. These translations of poems Dučić meet two objectives: to publicize the work of the poet to Francophone readers and pay tribute to both the Serbian language Dučić and French language to which the great poet and Petar Bubreško were passionately attached. This book is dedicated to Leposava Bubreško (1923-2013) professor Bubreško’s wife who wanted so much this work to be published.

Publishers: Sebastian Press, Vidoslov, and Metokhia

216 pages, soft bound, published in 2015, price $15


Песме Јована Дучића

На француски језик превео проф. др Петар Д. Бубрешко

Ова књига је посвећена Лепосави Бубрешко (1923-2013), супрузи професора Петра Д. Бубрешка, која је толико желела да ово дело изађе на светлост

Саиздавачи: Видослов, Требиње и Metokhia, Paris

ПОЕЗИЈА

Мирна као мрамор, хладна као сена,
Ти си бледо тихо девојче што снева.
Пусти песма других нека буде жена,
Што по нечистим улицама пева.

Ја не мећем на те ђинђуве са траком,
Него жуте руже у те косе дуге:
Буди одвећ лепа да се свиђаш сваком,
Одвећ горда да би живела за друге.

Буди одвећ тужна са сопствених јада,
Да би ишла икад да тешиш ко страда,
А чедна, да водиш гомиле што нагле.

И стој равнодушна, док око твог тела,
Место китњастог и раскошног одела,
Лебди само прамен тајанствене магле.

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