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 Eastern America

Diocesan Hierarch:
His Grace the Right Reverend IRINEJ (Dobrijevic)
Bishop of Eastern America 
The Serbian Orthodox Church

Episcopal Headquarters
9 Friar Tuck Court
Warren, NJ 07059
Office telephone / fax: 908-647-5314
www.easterndiocese.org

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Episcopal Deputy:
V. Rev.Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Dr. Zivojin Jakovljevic

Diocesan Secretary:
Rev. Presbyter Branislav Golic

Episcopal Secretary:
Milovan Jovanovic
20 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010

EPISCOPAL DEANS

Cleveland Deanery
Rev. Presbyter Dragan Goronjic
Pittsburgh Deanery
V. Rev. Protopresbyter-Stavrophor Rade Merick
Washington Deanery
V. Rev. Protopresbyter Stavrophor Aleksandar Vlajkovic
St. Petersburg Deanery
V. Rev. Protopresbyter Stavrophor Stephen Zaremba

DIOCESAN ECCLESIASTICAL COURT

Rt. Reverend Bishop Irinej, President
V. Rev. Stavrophor Aleksandar Vlajkovic, Member
V. Rev. Stavrophor Dr. Zivojin Jakovljevic, Member
V. Rev. Stavrophor Stephen Zaremba, Alt. Member
V. Rev. Aleksa Micic, Alt. Member
V. Rev. Stavrophor Rade Merick, Prosecutor
V. Rev. Milorad Orlic, Secretary

DIOCESAN COUNCIL

Rt. Reverend Bishop Irinej, President
Milan Mrkalj, Vice President
Steven Kracinovsky, Treasurer
V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragoljub Malich
Dusan Kolundzic
V. Rev. Stavrophor Rade Merick
Mark Rasevic
V. Rev. Stavrophor Aleksandar Vlajkovic
Valerie Backo
V. Rev. Stavrophor Dr Zivojin Jakovljevic
Nenad Milinkovic
V. Rev. Stavrophor Djordje Mileusenic
John Evanovic
David Kos, Alternate
V. Rev. Stavrophor Rajko Kosic, Alternate
Sophie Wuslich, Alternate

DIOCESAN ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD

Right Reverend Bishop Irinej, President
Milan Mrkal, Vice President
Steven Kracinovsky, Treasurer
V. Rev. Stavrophor Dragoljub Malich
V. Rev. Stavrophor Rade Merick
Valerie Backo

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His Grace Bishop Dr. Mitrofan

His Grace Bishop Mitrophan of Eastern America Mitrophan (Kodic) was born in 1951 in the village of Ljusa, in Bosna. His elementary studies he completed in 1966 and the Seminary at Monastery Krka in 1971. He received the monastic tonsure on the eve of the feast of the Entrance of the Most Holy Mother of God into the Temple in 1970 and on the following day was ordained as a hierodeacon by Bishop Stefan (Boca) of blessed memory. He completed the Theological Faculty in Bucharest, Romania in 1975. In 1977, after completing his studies, he was assigned as supplent of the Seminary of the Holy Three Hierarchs in Monastery Krka. He passed his professorship exam in 1979 and was assigned as assistant Rector of the Seminary at Monastery Krka in 1980 and as Rector in 1987..
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On The Holy Liturgy

by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich

The Divine Liturgy is at the center of Orthodox Christian life. It is through the Eucharist that the faithful are united with Christ and therefore with one another. Every Eucharistic gathering is an image and a reality of the Heavenly Liturgy, i.e. unceasing Synaxis of angels and saints around God’s throne. Thus the Liturgy is the proclamation of and a real image of God’s Kingdom in this world.

In this television interview conducted by the Logos, a renowned Orthodox theologian and retired Bishop of Zahumlje and Hercegovina, his Grace Atanasije, brings forth these essential points citing historical development of the Liturgies bringing to light the present misunderstanding of certain Liturgical actions and movements.

Bishop Atanasije aptly points out the necessity for Liturgical renewal, i.e. moving away from passive liturgical attendance to active participation and immersion of the soul and body into a full communion with Christ.

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