Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Eastern America
Location
Territoryeastern region of the United States
HeadquartersWarren Township, New Jersey
Information
DenominationEastern Orthodox
Sui iuris churchSerbian Orthodox Church
Established1983
LanguageChurch Slavonic
Serbian
Current leadership
BishopIrinej Dobrijević
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Eparchies of the Serbian Orthodox Church in North America
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Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Eastern America

The Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Eastern America or Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Eastern America (Serbian: Српска православна епархија источноамеричка) is a Serbian Orthodox Church diocese of the United States.

History

The Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Eastern America was first created in 1983 by dividing the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Eastern America and Canada in two separate eparchies: Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Eastern America and Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Canada.

The Holy Assembly of Bishops of 1991 ceded areas in South America to this diocese. In South America and the Caribbean the Diocese of Eastern America has churches in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, and Dominican Republic.[1]

On May 26, 2011, by the decision of the Holy Council of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church, parishes in South and Central America were allocated in the new Eparchy of Buenos Aires.

The diocese operates 58 churches and parishes and monasteries in the United States in Florida, Georgia, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. A parish in Maryland serves residents of the District of Columbia.


See also

References

  1. ^ "Parishes." Diocese of Eastern America. Retrieved on February 26, 2011.

Sources

  • Vuković, Sava (1998). History of the Serbian Orthodox Church in America and Canada 1891–1941. Kragujevac: Kalenić.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

External links

  • Diocese of Eastern America