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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Sonja Petrović

Sonja Petrovic, forward for the WNBA Chicago Sky, will be making a special appearance at Serb Fest promoting her team and WNBA basketball in Chicago.

Sonja was acquired via trade with the San Antonio Silver Stars on March 14, 2012, in exchange for a 2013 second round draft pick. Sonja was born in Beograd, Serbia.

Sonja Petrovic was drafted by the San Antonio Silver Stars in the 2009 WNBA Draft with the 26th overall pick. Staying overseas, she played for four years at Spartak under Pokey Chatman.

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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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