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

Maps of Serbian Orthodox Church in North America

by Alexei D. Krindatch, the research coordinator with the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America

  • Serbian Orthodox Church in North America: Number of Parishes by State (2010) (including mission parishes and monastic communites)
  • Serbian Orthodox Church in North America: Number of Adherents by County (2010)

 

Further information:

  • Spasovic, Stanimir. The History of the Serbian Orthodox Church in America and Canada. 1941-1991. Belgrade: Printing House of the Serbian Patriarchate, 1998.
  • Vukovic, Bishop Sava. History of the Serbian Orthodox Church in America and Canada, 1891-1941. Kragujevac, Serbia: Kalenic Press, 1998.
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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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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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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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Diocese of Buenos Aires

Diocesan Hierarch:
His Eminence Metropolitan +AMPHILOHIJE, Temporary Administrator

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Miloš Velimirović

Miloš Milorad Velimirović (December 10, 1922 – April 18, 2008) was an American musicologist. Twice a recipient of a Fulbright fellowship, he was considered an international expert in the areas of Byzantine music, the history of Slavonic music, and the history of Italian opera in the 18th century.

Velimirović was born in Belgrade, Serbia, to Milorad and Desanka (Jovanović) Velimirović, a physician and a piano teacher respectively. In his boyhood in Serbia, he learned to play the violin and piano. He was gifted with the ability to learn multiple languages, in addition to a lifelong passion for music. During his adolescent years he studied music history and music theory. Velimirović began a program of studies in music history at the University of Belgrade, also studying violin and piano at the conservatory. In 1941, with the invasion of the Axis powers, the university was closed, and Velimirović's studies there were suspended until after the war.

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Knowing the Purpose of Creation through the Resurrection

Proceedings of the Symposium on St. Maximus the Confessor

The present volume is a collection of presentations delivered at the St Maximus the Confessor International Symposium held in Belgrade at the University of Belgrade from 18 to 21 October 2012. The Belgrade Symposium brought together the following speakers: Demetrios Bathrellos, Grigory Benevitch, Calinic Berger, Paul Blowers, David Bradshaw, Adam Cooper, Brian Daley, Paul Gavrilyuk, Atanasije Jevtić, Joshua Lollar, Andrew Louth, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Maximos of Simonopetra, Ignatije Midić, Pascal Mueller-Jourdan, Alexei Nesteruk, Aristotle Papanikolaou, George Parsenios, Philipp Gabriel Renczes, Nino Sakvarelidze, Torstein Tollefsen, George Varvatsoulias, Maxim Vasiljević, Christos Yannaras, and John Zizioulas. The papers and discussions in this volume of the proceedings of the Belgrade Symposium amply attest to the reputation of Saint Maximus the Confessor as the most universal spirit of the seventh century, and perhaps the greatest thinker of the Church. Twenty eight studies have been gathered in the present volume, which is organized into eight chapters, each of them corresponding to the proceedings of the Symposium, all of which are of intense interest and importance. Chapter One brings to light new evidence regarding the sources, influences, and appropriations of St Maximus’ teaching. His mediatorial role as one of the few genuinely ecumenical theologians of the patristic era is acknowledged and affirmed. Chapter Two offers some crucial clarifications on the relationship between person, nature, and freedom. In Chapter Three we find substantial discussion on body, pathos, love, eros, etc. New interpretive paradigms and insights are proposed in Chapter Four, while the next chapter presents the Confessor’s cosmological perspective in light of modern scientific discoveries. Some important ontological and ecclesiological issues are discussed in Chapter Six, while in Chapter Seven we are able to see what contemporary synthesis is possible through St Maximus’ thought. Chapter Eight offers further readings by engaging younger scholars who did not present their papers at the conference but whose studies were accepted by the organizers. In the final paper we find an important overview of the Symposium with a description of the conference’s flow. In an age of plurality and division, it is particularly important to know what our Tradition—shaped by the Fathers—can teach us. In any such endeavor, Saint Maximus the Confessor stands out as the most important theologian of the so-called Byzantine period. Yet his theology, assimilated and incorporated by Tradition, has relevance beyond any single historical period; in fact, the Confessor’s efforts to mediate between East and West distinguish his work as vital for contemporary theological discourse.