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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Lance Sijan

Lance Peter Sijan (April 13th, 1942 - January 22nd, 1968) was a United States Air Force officer and fighter pilot. He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his selflessness and courage.

Sijan was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1942 from a Serbian father and Irish mother. He graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 1965, and after attending pilot training, was assigned to the 366th Wing at Da Nang Air Base, Vietnam.

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Jesus Christ Is The Same Yesterday Today And Unto the Ages

In this latest and, in every respect, meaningful study, Bishop Athanasius, in the manner of the Holy Fathers, and firmly relying upon the Apostles John and Paul, argues that the Old Testament name of God, “YHWH,” a revealed to Moses at Sinai, was translated by both Apostles (both being Hebrews) into the language of the New Testament in a completely original and articulate manner.  In this sense, they do not follow the Septuagint, in which the name, “YHWH,” appears together with the phrase “the one who is”, a word which is, in a certain sense, a philosophical-ontological translation (that term would undoubtedly become significant for the conversion of the Greeks in the Gospels).  The two Apostles, rather, translate this in a providential, historical-eschatological, i.e. in a specifically Christological sense.  Thus, John carries the word “YHWH” over with “the One Who Is, Who was and Who is to Come” (Rev. 1:8 & 22…), while for Paul “Jesus Christ is the Same Yesterday, Today and Unto the Ages” (Heb. 13:8).