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

Preminuo pisac Aleksandar Petrov

Pisac Aleksandar Petrov preminuo je sinoć (19. 11. 2021) u svom domu u Beogradu u 84. godini, posle duge borbe sa teškom bolešću.

Rođen u Nišu 1938, studije književnosti završio je u Beogradu, a doktorirao je na poeziji Miloša Crnjanskog, što je prvi doktorski rad na ovu temu. Radio je u Institutu za književnost i umetnost (1964-1990), bio osnivač i glavni urednik časopisa "Književna istorija", urednik srpske sekcije "Amerikanskog Srbobrana", najstarijih srpskih novina u dijaspori, član redakcije "Književnih novina", predsednik Udruženja književnika Srbije (1986-1988), predavač na mnogobrojnim univerzitetima na svih pet kontinenata, poslednji vršilac dužnosti predsednika Saveza književnika Jugoslavije, kao i jedan od osnivača Vukove zadužbine.

U vreme žestokih rasprava u Francuskoj 7, duboko razočaran tadašnjim kulturnim (ne)prilikama, Petrov je 1991. dao ostavku na mesto prvog čoveka UKS i otišao u Japan, gde je godinu dana predavao na Univerzitetu Hokaido. Dve godine kasnije prešao je u Pitsburg gde je na tamošnjem univerzitetu na Katedri za slavistiku predavao Srpsku kulturu i jezik i bio saradnik "Centra za ruske i istočnoevropske studije".

Kao pesnik se oglasio zbirkom "Sazdanac" (1971), posle koje su usledile knjige "Poslednje Kosovo", "Istočni dlan", "Kamen i zvono", "Peta strana sveta". Pesme su mu prevedene na 29 jezika, a zbirke objavljene u Americi, Engleskoj, Švedskoj, Francuskoj, Španiji, Rusiji, Poljskoj, Kini, Japanu... Objavio je četiri romana:"Kao zlato u vatri" (koji je imao tri izdanja), "Turski Beč", "Lavlja pećina i "Memoroman".

Autor je i mnogobrojnih knjiga kritika, eseja i studija, kao što su "Razgovor s poezijom", "U prostoru proze", "Krila i vazduh", kao i nekoliko veoma zapaženih antologija.

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Djordje Stijepovic

Djordje Stijepovic (Serbian: Ђорђе Стијеповић, Đorđe Stijepović, pronounced [d͜ʑô̞ːrd͜ʑe̞ stijě̞ːpo̞ʋit͜ɕ]) is a Serbian-American double bass player, singer and composer. He is best known as bassist for the psychobilly band Tiger Army and for Nickelodeon star Drake Bell. He is also a former member of Lemmy Kilmister's (Motörhead) side project The Head Cat (with Stray Cats' Slim Jim Phantom on drums).

As a bandleader, Stijepovic fronts the rockabilly band Atomic Sunset and performs as a solo artist under his own name. He has also recorded and performed as a guest musician with Tommy Emmanuel, Marco Beltrami, Wanda Jackson, Molotov, Rachel Brice and Beats Antique among others.

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Holy Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan

by Bishop Athanasius (Yevtich)

In 2013 Christian world celebrates 1700 years since the day when the Providence of God spoke through the holy Emperor Constantine and freedom was given to the Christian faith. Commemorating the 1700 years since the Edict of Milan of 313, Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church published a book by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, Holy Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan. The book has 72 pages and was translated by Popadija Aleksandra Petrovich. This excellent overview of the historical circumstances that lead to the conversion of the first Christian emperor and to the publication of a document that was called "Edict of Milan", was originally published in Serbian by the Brotherhood of St. Simeon the Myrrh-gusher, Vrnjci 2013. “The Edict of Milan” is calling on civil authorities everywhere to respect the right of believers to worship freely and to express their faith publicly.

The publication of this beautiful pocket-size, full-color, English-language book, has been compiled and designed 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, knowledge of history, and a profound experience of Christ in the Church.

In the conclusion of the book, the author states:"The era of St. Constantine and his mother St. Helena, marks the beginning of what history refers to as Roman, Christian Empire, which was named Byzantium only in recent times in the West. In fact, this was the conception of a Christian Europe. Christian Byzantine culture had a critical effect on Europe; Europe was its heir, and then consciously forgot it. Europe inherited many Byzantine treasures, but unfortunately, also robbed and plundered many others for its own treasuries and museums – not only during the Crusades, but during colonial rule in the Byzantine lands as well. We, the Orthodox Slavs, received a great heritage of the Orthodox Christian East from Byzantium. Primarily, Christ’s Gospel, His faith and His Church, and then, among other things, the Cyrillic alphabet, too."