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


Subcommittee Hearing: Kosovo and Serbia: A Pathway to Peace


Невелика редакција од 13 новинара прославила је у четвртак по подне, са важним гостима, велики јубилеј: 70 година откако се 26. марта 1943, на радио апаратима, уз повремено крчање, први пут чуло „Овде Вашингтон, Глас Америке”.

Тако је започео програм намењен Југославији, на врхунцу Другог светског рата, када је радио био главни извор вести са широког светског фронта и глас наде да ће снаге добра победити силе мрака. А кад је победа извојевана, Глас Америке је добродошао иза „гвоздене завесе”.


We are proud to announce that a group of professors and leading experts from the University of Belgrade are scheduled to hold lectures on Serbian history and culture of the Middle Ages at this year’s International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Congress is world renowned and the largest annual gathering of scholars specializing in the Middle Ages. It hosts over 3, 000 participants from leading universities and academic institutions from all over the world. This is the first time, in 48 years, that Serbian medieval culture is being presented at the Congress in a special session dedicated solely to its artistic and historical heritage and cultural and spiritual identity.


Serbian Unity Congress Serbia, in cooperation with monastery Studenica and Studenica Foundation from America and with support of the Serbian Orthodox Church and Bishop Jovan from Sumadia organizes summer camps in Serbia, in July and August, for students aged 14-18. years.

Children will learn the Serbian language, history and culture, visit the tourist attractions of Serbia, have workshops with famous athletes and personalities from the public sphere.


June 24th to July 8th 2013

Join His Grace Bishop Maxim, Bishop of Western America and Fr. Blasko Paraklis of Orange County, CA on a fascinating guided tour of famed Mt. Athos in Greece, and Serbia, including Kosovo, Montenegro and Hercegovina. The tour will include many beautiful Orthodox churches and monasteries, overnight stays at various monasteries, veneration of holy relics, an audience with His Holiness Patriarch Irinej of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and visits to major attractions in Thessaloniki and Belgrade. Men will spend four days on Mount Athos, while the women take a cruise around Mount Athos and enjoy 4 days in a beautiful resort near the city of Uranopolis.


Rick Quinn, owner of Opolo Vineyards of Paso Robles, California has just announced the Opolo's 2013 Adriatic Coast Tour, led by Rick himself.

Rick was born in Minnesota where he was an active member of the Serbian Church and community of Duluth. He is an avid member, player and supporter of the tambura community. Come join your favorite winery as they taste, tour and experience the fine foods, wines, and sites of that part of Europe. The tour will be June 19 - July 2 and he is inviting those who would like to join the group tour to do so at the vineyard website.


- Topic: Idealization of the West and Cultural Dissonance in Serbia

- Lecturer: Andrei Simic, Professor of Anthropology, University of Southern California

- Place: Toll Room, Alumni House, UC Berkeley Campus

- Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

- Time: 5:15 pm

- FREE and Open to the Public

- Sponsored by the Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 510-642-3230


According to our source from United Kingdom, "Silver Mask" Productions and "North Shore" Pictures have teamed up to produce director Michael Anton's Nikola Tesla movie The Mad Scientist. The film is set to shoot in Pittsburgh in late August of this year. After weeks of anticipation Michael Anton has selected Serbian actor, Branko Tomovic to play Nikola Tesla in this biopic.




People Directory

Jasna Popovic

Jasna Popovic (born May 10, 1979) is an award-winning Serbian pianist.

Popovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where she received her first piano lesson at six years of age. Upon graduating from the music high school in 1997, Popovic moved to Munich, Germany where she attended the Hochschule für Musik und Theater and studied under the guidance of Professors Gitti Pirner and Claude-France Journes. After performing in New York City, Popovic decided to remain living there. She is currently working on her solo album, which will primarily feature classical Serbian music.

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Prayer Book

The Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America is pleased to announce the publication of a beautiful pocket-size, full-color, English-language Prayer Book, which has been compiled and designed by our newly enthroned His Grace, Bishop Maxim, and printed in Serbia. The book contains prayers commonly used by Orthodox Christians, lists of Scriptural Commandments, and brief articles on the precepts of Faith, proper conduct in church, and the meaning and practice of prayer. It is adorned with striking icons and illustrations by Fr. Stamatis Skliris, a parish priest in Athens who is renowned as an iconographer and as a writer and lecturer on Byzantine iconography. Full-color on coated stock throughout, 36 pages, 3¾" × 5½" format, paperback, saddle-stitched.