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
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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
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YOUTH DEPARTMENT:
Rev. Dragan Petrovic, Director
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Hieromonk Serafim (Baltic), Cooridinator
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People Directory

Ivan Božović

Dr. Ivan Bozovic is Group Leader at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York, USA. Previously he was the CTO of Oxxel, Germany, a Senior Scientist at Varian Research Center, Palo Alto, California, USA, and the Head of Physics Department and professor at University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (where he got his PhD in 1975). He was also a Visiting Professor or Scholar at Stanford University, Yale University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania, Los Alamos National Laboratory, University Notre-Dame in Namur, Belgium, and Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielle in Paris, France.

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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."