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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People Directory

Jovan Dučić

Jovan Dučić (Serbian Cyrillic: Јован Дучић, Serbo-Croatian pronunciation: [jǒʋan dûtʃitɕ]) (February 1871 – 7 April 1943) was a Herzegovinian Serb poet, writer and diplomat.

Jovan Dučić was born in Trebinje at the time part of Bosnia Vilayet within Ottoman Empire on 17 February (or 5 February according to the Julian calendar) 1871.

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Publishing

The Thunderbolt of Ever-Living Fire

by archimandrite Vasileios of Iveron

The present book consists of Elder Vaileios' talks, discussions and dialogues in various venues mostly in the United States during his visit in 2011, along with excerpts from his writings selected to complement the themes of his talks.  The themes dealt with by Fr. Vasileios so eloquently in this book are extraordinarily wide-ranging; he handles complex and difficult issues in theology, spirituality, liturgics, parish life and monasticism with amazing clarity and insight.  He quotes with equal facility from figures as diverse as Heraclitus, Dostoevsky, St. Isacc the Syrian, St. Maximus the Confessor, Stefan Zweig, Andrei Tarkovsky, Vladimir Lossy, Georges Florovsky and St. Nicholas Cabasilas.  Above all, there is an exhilarating sense of freedom and innocence in his thought.  It is the freedom and innocence of profound faith and spiritual knowledge and childlike simplicity.  HIs wisnow is expressed via the "hyperlogic" of a hesychastic spriti, which makes for surprising connections and illuminating insights.

The appearance of this new book by Archimandrite Vaileios is truly a cuase for celebration.

143 pages
ISBN: 978-1-936773-16-9