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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George Vid Tomashevich

Prof. George Vid Tomashevich, Ph.D. Mar. 3, 1927 - Dec. 3, 2009. Dr. Tomashevich was of Serbian origin, born in the city of Bocin in what was then Yugoslavia. He came to the United States after World World II. He received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Roosevelt University and his master's and doctoral degrees in anthropology from the University of Chicago. He came to Buffalo in 1968 to teach anthropology at Buffalo State College and retired in 1995. A scholar of universal erudition, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at State University of New York, College at Buffalo.

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Publishing

Holy Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan

by Bishop Athanasius (Yevtich)

In 2013 Christian world celebrates 1700 years since the day when the Providence of God spoke through the holy Emperor Constantine and freedom was given to the Christian faith. Commemorating the 1700 years since the Edict of Milan of 313, Sebastian Press of the Western American Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church published a book by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, Holy Emperor Constantine and the Edict of Milan. The book has 72 pages and was translated by Popadija Aleksandra Petrovich. This excellent overview of the historical circumstances that lead to the conversion of the first Christian emperor and to the publication of a document that was called "Edict of Milan", was originally published in Serbian by the Brotherhood of St. Simeon the Myrrh-gusher, Vrnjci 2013. “The Edict of Milan” is calling on civil authorities everywhere to respect the right of believers to worship freely and to express their faith publicly.

The publication of this beautiful pocket-size, full-color, English-language book, has been compiled and designed by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich, a disciple of the great twentieth-century theologian Archimandrite Justin Popovich. Bishop Athanasius' thought combines adherence to the teachings of the Church Fathers with a vibrant faith, knowledge of history, and a profound experience of Christ in the Church.

In the conclusion of the book, the author states:"The era of St. Constantine and his mother St. Helena, marks the beginning of what history refers to as Roman, Christian Empire, which was named Byzantium only in recent times in the West. In fact, this was the conception of a Christian Europe. Christian Byzantine culture had a critical effect on Europe; Europe was its heir, and then consciously forgot it. Europe inherited many Byzantine treasures, but unfortunately, also robbed and plundered many others for its own treasuries and museums – not only during the Crusades, but during colonial rule in the Byzantine lands as well. We, the Orthodox Slavs, received a great heritage of the Orthodox Christian East from Byzantium. Primarily, Christ’s Gospel, His faith and His Church, and then, among other things, the Cyrillic alphabet, too."