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

Diocese of New Gracanica and Midwestern America

Diocesan Hierarch:
His Grace Bishop +LONGIN

Residence:
Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Monastery
35240 N. Grant St.
Third Lake, IL 60046

Mailing address:
PO Box 371
Grayslake, IL 60030-0371

Office/Residence - 847-223-4300
Fax - 847-223-4312

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Website: www.newgracanica.com
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Episcopal Deputy:
V. Rev. Stavrophor Marko Todorovic
Office: 414-747-9246
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Diocesan Secretary:
V. Rev. Stavrophor Milorad Loncar
Office: 847-223-4300
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DIOCESAN COUNCIL:
HIS GRACE BISHOP LONGIN, President
V. Rev. Stavrophor Marko Todorovic
V. Rev. Stavrophor Milorad Loncar
V. Rev. Stavrophor Nedeljko Lunich
V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragan Veleusic
V. Rev. Stavrophor Dr. Milos Vesin
Rev. Aleksandar Novakovic
Mr. Milos S. Saravolatz
Mr. Branislav Brankov
Mr. Jovo Balac
Mr. Nick Malinkovic
Mr. Ray Vukas
Mr. Dennis Svilar
Mr. Ostoja Grabovac

Alternates:
Rev. Marko Matic
Andrew Nygren
Dawn Pilja
Zoran Djordjevic
Svetko Balac

Auditors:
Paul Bajic
Ryan Dorsey
Petar Samardzija

DIOCESAN ECCLESIASTICAL COURT

Honored Members:
V. Rev. Marko Pantic, M. Th.
V. Rev. Stavrophor Dr. Milos Vesin

Alternates:
V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragan Veleusic
V. Rev. Radomir Obsenica

Secretary:
V. Rev. Sava Bosanac

Ecclesiastical Court Prosecutor:
V. Rev. Stavrophor Petar Milosevic

EPISCOPAL DEANS:
Chicago Deanery: V. Rev. Stavrophor Nedeljko Lunich
Milwaukee Deanery: V. Rev. Stavrophor Djuro Krosnjar
St. Louis Deanery: V. Rev. Stavrophor Petar Milosevich
Duluth Deanery: V. Rev. Stavrophor Bogdan Zjalic
Detroit Deanery: V. Rev. Stavrophor Zivan Urosev

BOOKSTORE AND CEMETERY ADMINISTRATOR:
V. Rev. Stavrophor Milorad Loncar
Office: 847-223-4300
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"JOE BULEY" MEMORIAL LIBRARY:
Deacon Nikolaj Kostur
Office: 847-223-5971
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DEPARTMENT OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION:
Archimandrite Thomas (Kazich), Director
P.O. Box 371, Graylake IL 60030
Office: 847-223-4300
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YOUTH DEPARTMENT:
Rev. Dragan Petrovic, Director
Office: 317-471-8006
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Hieromonk Serafim (Baltic), Cooridinator
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Bishop Hrizostom (Stolić)

(1988–2012)

After the death of Bishop Grigorije the Western Diocese was administered by Irinej, Bishop of Niš, from October 1985 until May 1986, and by Sava, Bishop of Šumadija, from July 1986 until May 1988.

The Holy Bishops’ Assembly at the regular session in May 1988 elected Archimandrite Hrizostom Stolić as a Bishop of the Western Diocese.

Bishop Hrizostom was born in 1939 in Ruma where he graduated from elementary school and middle school (High School). After High School he went to the Dečani Monastery where he took monastic vows. He was ordained to hierodeacon and hieromonk by Rt. Rev. Pavle, Bishop of Ras-Prizren. Soon afterwards he went to America to be at the service to his Church and people. He studied at the Seminary in the Russian Holy Trinity Monastery in Jordanville. He then came to Chicago and helped the pastor at Holy Resurrection Church with his duties. He was appointed temporary pastor of St. George Church in East Chicago, Indiana in 1967. He remained there until 1969. For two years he established firm spiritual roots in the community. He felt a higher calling and responded to it. In 1969 he went to the Hilandar Monastery at Mount Athos in Greece, where he remained for nineteen years. There he was elevated to the rank of archimandrite by the Patriarch of Constantinople, His Holiness Demitrius the First. At one time he was elected a Dean of Mount Athos. He was a librarian in the Hilandar Monastery. Along with the spiritual growth he advanced his intellectual dimensions. He published the Lives of the Holy Fathers in two volumes and the Liturgy of St. Apostle James, which he translated into the Serbian language.

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The Hagia Sophia

The Mystical Light of the Great Church and its Architectural Dress

by Charalambos P. Stathakis

Dear reader, as you run like the rest of us along the dizzy main road, stop, stay aside for a while. Let the others be dizzy, and take the secret underground trail, which will lead you through the dewdrops of the leaves, the crystal smile of the sun, the city’s underground galler- ies, your knowledge, and your feelings, to the doorstep of the Hagia Sophia. Because all dew- drops, all sunrays, and all beauty lead there. That is what you will be told by my friend, the author, whom I am fond of and whom I send you to, Charalambos Stathakis: the doctor, the warm and humane researcher, the scientist devoted to his work and his patients, who has given a series of scientific papers, who, nevertheless, retains a nest of beauty untouched in his heart, which makes him outstanding—even though he is not a specialist in architecture, nor a historian, nor a theologian, nor a Byzantinist—it makes him stand out in all these together and in entirety.

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