Spiritual character of a Serbian genius

Interview with presbyter Dr. Oliver Subotic, author of the book Tesla: Spiritual Character

The first book about Nikola Tesla and his spirituality, written by an Orthodox priest, was recently published. This book brings a lot of new details about life, work, and especially about the beliefs of the genius Serbian inventor. Its readers have the opportunity to learn more about Tesla personally.

We are talking about the book Tesla: Spiritual Character, its origin, but also about the person of Nikola Tesla, with the author of the book, presbyter Oliver Subotic, editor-in-chief of the magazine Orthodox Missionary and pastor at the Church of St. Alexander Nevsky in Belgrade.

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How did you come up with an idea to write a book on the spirituality of Nikola Tesla? Can you say something about the history of the creation of this book, which is a kind of pioneering endeavour, since no one has dealt with Tesla's spirituality so far, except incidentally and briefly?

The Patriarch opens an exhibition of the Icon painting workshop "St. Lazarus"

His Holiness Porfirije, the Serbian Patriarch, opened an exhibition of works by students of the Icon-painting workshop Saint Lazarus, founded by the artist Marija Bajic at the Millenium Tower at Gardos, in Zemun, on 3 June 2021.

The best photo in Croatia in 2020: Patriarch in a ruined temple

The Patriarch said in the explanation of the award: "Natural forces, unlike human beings, do not choose their victims, neither by their social status, nor by religion,"

On the World Press Freedom Day, May 3, 2021, the Croatian Journalists' Association awarded annual prizes for the best journalistic achievements in 2020. The Nikša Antonini Award for the best newspaper photography was given to the extraordinary work of Boris Ščitar, the photographer of Pixell. The photo was taken on March 28, 2020, six days after the devastating earthquake that hit the Croatian capital.

The Three Gifts of the Great Fast

Archpriest Artemy VladimirovWhy is the pre-Pascha fast called “Great?”

I believe it’s not so much because of its forty-day duration as it is because of its importance in the life of the disciples of Christ.

What is the purpose of fasting as a commandment of God? Its purpose is our unity with the great and Omnipotent God.

The Rule of Fasting in the Orthodox Church

By Father Seraphim (Rose) of Platina

In answer to numerous requests from readers, the rule of fasting is given for each day of the year. Where no indication of fast is given, and during "fast-free weeks," all foods may be eaten (except during Cheese-fare Week, when meat alone is forbidden every day). Where "fast day" is indicated alone, the fast is a strict one, with no meat, eggs, dairy products, fish, wine or oil to be eaten. Where, underneath "fast day," is indicated "wine and oil allowed," the fast is relaxed for the sake of a feast day or vigil, to allow eating of these foods. Where "fish, wine and oil allowed" is indicated, then all three of these foods may be eaten.

Chilandar Monastery awarded a scholarship to Biljana Cekic - Dara of Jasenovac

With the blessing of the abbot of the Holy Monastery of Chilandar, Archimandrite Metodije, Biljana Cekic, who revived the character of little Dara of Jasenovac in front of the movie cameras, was awarded a scholarship which she will be receiving until the end of her schooling.

The scholarship was handed over by the director of the Foundation, Milivoj Randjic on the premises of the Foundation of the Holy Chilandar Monastery in Belgrade, on March 9, 2021. Biljana Cekic was accompanied by her father Radovan, sister Diana, brother Stefan and film producer Maksa Catovic.