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 Western America

Diocesan Hierarch:
His Grace Bishop Dr. +MAXIM

Residence:
2541 Crestline Terrace
Alhambra, CA 91803

Office - 626-289-9061
Residence - 626-284-6825
Fax - 626-284-1484

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Website: www.westsrbdio.org
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Episcopal Deputy:
V. Rev. Stavrophor Velimir Petakovic
3335 Mary Lane
Escondido, CA 92025
760-489-5024

Episcopal Secretary:
Rev. Jovan Babic

DIOCESAN ECCLESIASTICAL COURT:

His Grace Bishop Maxim, President
V. Rev. Stavrophor Petar Jovanovic, Secretary
V. Rev. Stavrophor Velimir Petakovic, Member
V. Rev. Stavrophor Bozidar Draskovic, Member
V. Rev. Janko Trbovic, Alternate

DIOCESAN COUNCIL:

His Grace Bishop Maxim, President
V. Rev. Stavrophor Velimir Petakovic
V. Rev. Stavrophor Janko Trbovic
V. Rev. Stavrophor Petar Jovanovic
V. Rev. Nikola Ceko
Rev. Stephen Tumbas
V. Rev. Bratislav Krsic, Alternate
V. Rev. Milan Vukovic, Alternate
Ronald Radakovich, Vice President
Obren Gerich, Treasurer
Mimo Papich
Dr. Debra Tasic
Wayne Papac
Ilija Cvetich
Donald Kral, Alternate
Dennis Djajich, Alternate
Michael Jankovich, Diocesan Counselor

DIOCESAN ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD:

His Grace Bishop Maxim, President
V. Rev. Stavrophor Velimir Petakovich
V. Rev. Nikola Ceko
Ronald Radakovich
Obren Gerich
Wayne Papac

AUDIT BOARD:

Milan Cheyovich
Vojin Hadzi-Pavlovich
Jelena Vukmanovic

EPISCOPAL DEANS:

Los Angeles Deanery: V. Rev. Stavrophor Bozidar Draskovic
Jackson Deanery: V. Rev. Dane Popovich
Butte Deanery: V. Rev. Bratislav Krsic

 


People Directory

Allex Mandusich

Andjelko "Big Jake Alex" Mandusich is a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and was one of the greatest Serbian-American heroes of World War I.

He was born on July 13th, 1887 at Sar Planina, Serbia. In 1905, at the age of 18, he immigrated to America.

When the US entered World War I, Mandusich immediately enrolled himself in the Army. During the battle in Amiens region in France in August of 1918, Jake, now a corporal, advanced his men at Chipilly Ridge; there were many casualties and in the heat of the battle Alex realized that all officers had been hit and that he was now the leader of his platoon. His men were pinned down by machine gunfire from a German nest thirty yards away. Under intense fire Manudsich made his way to the nest alone; he pulled out his bayonet and attacked..

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Publishing

Treasures New and Old

Writings by and about St. Nikolai Velemirovich

Before us is a book about a theologian, a minister, a missionary, a writer, a poet, an apostle, a saint, a man of dialogue: this book is about St. Nikolai Velimirovic, Bishop of Ohrid and Zhicha (1880 - 1956), who along with his many other attributes is regarded, with good reason, as an Enlightener of the Americas, The renewed interest in this man and his works has resulted in the materialization of this book for English-speaking readers who wish to become acquainted with this extraordinary person. The collected texts provide an extensive over view of his life, present important testimonies about his personality, and offer essential insights into his theology. The authors penetrate the depths of his thought with remarkable precision and also elucidate his actions. The authros agree that the appearance of Nikolai Velimirovich marks an era of change in the ecclesiastical and theological paradigm as a result of his spirituality, ecclsiastical work, and theological position.