Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America: Diocese of New Gracanica - Midwestern America

Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America: Diocese of New Gracanica - Midwestern America

P.O. Box 371
Grayslake, IL 60030
United States

Attesting Officer
Fr. Serafim Baltic
Diocesan Secretary


Media Contact
Diocese of New Gracanica - Midwestern America

42.3740284, -88.0040099


Serbian Orthodox Church is an organic part of the Christian Orthodox Church. As a local church it received its autocephaly from Constantinople in 1219 A.D.
In 1921, a Serbian Orthodox Diocese in the United States of America and Canada was organized. The Serbian Orthodox Church in the USA and Canada received its administrative autonomy in 1928 with Saint Mardarije (Uskokovic) of Libertyville as its first bishop. It remains canonically an integral part of the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate with its see in Belgrade to this day. Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America is comprised of five dioceses: Diocese of New Gracanica - Midwestern America, Eastern American Diocese, Western American Diocese, Canadian Diocese and Diocese of Buenos Aires and South America. Center of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North and South America remains the Saint Sava Monastery in Libertyville, IL, where the Church was founded in 1921.
Serbian Orthodox Church is in absolute doctrinal unity with all other local Orthodox Churches.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2005
67,000
0
0
67,000
68
1986
67,000
0
0
67,000
68
1982
0
0
0
97,123
78
1981
0
0
0
95,000
77
1967
0
0
0
65,000
52
1963
0
0
0
50,000
76
1961
0
0
0
130,000
73
1960
0
0
0
125,000
71
1959
0
0
0
250,000
73
1957
0
0
0
150,000
61
1955
0
0
0
100,000
53
1953
0
0
0
100,000
53
1952
0
0
0
75,000
47
1947
42,250
0
32,750
75,000
46
1944
25,000
0
17,000
42,000
43
1942
110,000
0
0
110,000
45
1940
75,000
0
25,000
100,000
35
1936
75,000
0
25,000
100,000
35
1929
100,000
0
25,000
125,000
35
1925
100,000
0
0
100,000
35
1919
3,000
0
0
3,000
30
1917
14,301
0
0
14,301
12
1916
14,301
0
0
14,301
12
1915
64,000
0
0
64,000
31
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2005
60
0
0
82
1986
60
0
0
82
1982
57
0
0
73
1981
61
0
0
74
1967
56
0
0
64
1963
72
0
0
72
1961
66
0
0
77
1960
65
0
0
78
1959
80
0
0
80
1957
68
0
0
68
1955
59
0
0
60
1953
63
0
0
65
1952
54
0
0
60
1944
0
0
0
32
1942
0
0
0
32
1940
0
0
0
32
1936
0
0
0
32
1929
0
0
0
32
1925
0
0
0
32
1919
0
0
0
26
1917
0
0
0
29
1916
0
0
0
29
1915
0
0
0
21
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1981
73
0
0
3,565
1963
85
165
7,000
7,165
1961
66
300
4,200
4,500
1960
65
300
4,012
4,312
1959
45
300
6,000
6,300
1957
61
318
9,000
9,318
1955
50
80
3,000
3,080
1953
50
50
1,000
1,050
1952
54
112
2,438
2,550
1947
77
72
2,000
2,072
1926
7
0
0
497
1919
9
0
664
664
1917
9
11
653
664
1916
12
11
653
664
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1917
$0
$29,353
$0