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Worteh Sampson

Worteh Sampson is a Liberian soccer forward who plays for the Detroit Waza of the Professional Arena Soccer League. In 2001, Sampson received a scholarship to play at Schoolcraft College in Michigan before receiving another 2-year grant to play at Madonna University in Michigan beginning in 2003, he "was named to the All-Conference First Team twice, while being named the Conference Player of the Year in 2003." He graduated in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Marketing. Sampson began his career in 2006 with Windsor Border Stars of the Canadian Soccer League, he recorded his first goal for the club on September 2006, in a match against London City. He scored his second goal the following match against Caribbean Selects, he helped. In the playoffs, he recorded a goal in a 2–1 victory over Oakville Blue Devils. In the second round of the postseason the club was eliminated from the competition after losing to Serbian White Eagles; the Detroit Ignition of Major Indoor Soccer League drafted Sampson in 2006.

He played for the Ignition for three straight seasons, starting with 2006–07. For the 2008–09 season, the team played in the Xtreme Soccer League. In 2008, Sampson signed with the Charlotte Eagles of the USL Second Division. Sampson played the 2010–11 MISL season for the Baltimore Blast, scoring 8 goals and 8 assists in 14 regular games. In 2011, he moved to the Detroit Waza. In 2019, Sampson was hired as the head coach for University of Michigan–Dearborn's men's soccer team, after coaching at many other levels for several years. 1st Place in Michigan with Schoolcraft College 2001. Midwest Champions with Schoolcraft College 2001. 6th Place in the National Division 1 Final Tournament in Tyler, Texas with Schoolcraft College. 2nd Place in Michigan with Schoolcraft College 2002. Midwest Champions with Schoolcraft College 2002. 3rd Place in the National Division 1 Final Tournament in Tyler, Texas with Schoolcraft College. 2003 NAIA player of the year with Madonna University 2003 NAIA All Region and All All American 2003 Madonna University Offensive Player of the year 2003 Runner up Madonna University Athlete of the year 2004 NAIA All Region and All American 2004 Madonna University Player of the year

Gerasim Zelić

Gerasim Zelić was a Serbian Orthodox Church archimandrite and writer. His chief work is Žitije, in three volumes, they are memoirs of his travels throughout western Europe and Asia Minor from the latter half of the 18th century to the first decade of the 19th century and the famous personalities he encountered. He left behind invaluable original notes on the people, manners and trade of his era; as much as Dositej Obradović is an emblematic figure of the 18th century Habsburg Serbian Enlightenment so is Gerasim Zelić. In many ways the East-West travel itineraries of the two men are similar, covering the Levant, the German lands and Russia, though Zelić went first to Russia. While both lament their people's plight under the Ottoman rule and promote similar solutions, their perspectives are different, Dositej's cosmopolitanism contrasting with Zelić's clericalism, though their intentions are the same: the emancipation of their people from under the tyrannical yoke of the two empires, the Habsburg and the Ottoman.

Zelić was one of the earliest members of the Serbian Learned Society, better known as Matica srpska, founded at Budapest in 1826. Gerasim Zelić was born on 11 June 1752 in Žegar, Bukovica, in northern Dalmatia, some 30 miles east of Zadar part of the Habsburg Monarchy, he owed his monastic name to a vow which his mother, driven by the graveness of her son's illness, had made: to dedicate him to the Krupa Monastery should he survive. He did survive and his mother's vow was fulfilled, he was tonsured with ordination by a bishop in 1769 at the age of 17. His literary education was rather desultory, as he intended to be an artist, as some of his predecessors, but the quaint existence in the monastery did not appeal to him and after being entrusted with a complex mission he was allowed by his abbot to leave the monastery in 1782 and set out to learn icon-painting elsewhere. He intended to go to Corfu but some last-minute advice received in Venice made him change his mind and, avoiding the imprisonment which awaited those who announced within the Republic of Venice their desire of going to Imperial Russia, he reached Kiev and spent the next half-year in the Kiev Pechersk Lavra learning icon-painting until a problem arose.

His weak eyesight put an end to those career ambitions, so he studied at the Kiev Mohyla Academy, intending to devote himself to educating the illiterate, destiny had other plans for him. Zelić was present in the Crimean Khanate and witnessed the Tartar surrender when Russia annexed the entire peninsula on 8 April 1783. In August of that year he was in Kherson where his passport was extended by none other than the great Potemkin himself. After spending a few months in Imperial Russia, visiting Serbian expatriates, including General Semyon Zorich in Shkloŭ, Zelić set out on his homeward journey with a good supply of books; when he reached Constantinople he decided to visit our holy Mount Athos, Hilandar monastery in particular. There the mockery and name-calling of the Greek monks angered him to such a point that in his intervals of leisure he mastered Greek in five months. On his return to Constantinople, he was promoted to archimandrite by the Patriarch of Jerusalem, but when he got back to Krupa Monastery the jealous monks refused to recognize his promotion.

In dissatisfaction, he set out again to Imperial Russia. En route he was presented to King Stanislaus II in Warsaw and in Kiev he met Empress Catherine the Great and Emperor Joseph and King Stanislaus II again, he arrived in St. Peterburg on 24 March 1787, the Wednesday of Holy Week and made himself known to Metropolitan Gabriel, he was chosen to read the Gospel in Greek at the Easter Service, an honor bestowed on few foreigners. He was well received in the highest circles in St. Petersburg and was impressed by the hospitality accorded to foreign prelates; the members of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church, were distrustful because, as he learned from the Metropolitan, a detractor had sent a false report to the Synod stating that Zelić was not an archimandrite and did not have a monastery in Dalmatia. So he was not given permission to collect alms in Russia. However, private people treated him with utmost respect and infinite generosity and when he left St. Petersburg on 20 May 1787, a month and a half after his arrival, it was with a carriage, given to him, with gifts of money, cloth of gold, church vessels, a large cross, a dinner and coffee service for twelve persons, two English watches, one gold and one silver, many liturgical and instructive books.

He went to Elizavetgrad to ask Potemkin for a passport and stayed about a month with him before leaving for Dalmatia. In 1792 the Venetian Government accorded him the title of Vicar-General of Dalmatia and as Vicar General and Archimandrite he made an episcopal visitation and carried out many reforms in church and social life, he was confirmed in office by the Austrians in 1797 but in 1806 the French rulers of Dalmatia, distrusted his loyalties and detained him in Zadar. However, he was released after a while, in 1808 he was permitted to go to Milan to request of the Viceroy Prince Eugène, to plead with Napoleon that the appointments of Orthodox bishops in Dalmatia be allowed – something which Venice had refused to permit. Napoleon soon granted this request and in 1810 Zelić was in Paris on an ecclesiastical deputation to him to this effect. During the stay of the