UNITED DIOCESE FOR OUR REGION
Chicago, IL - The Clergy of Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Cathedral in Chicago, Illinois, have the honor to convey to the faithful of our God-protected community that the Holy Assembly of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church at its meeting held at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade between 16th and 27th of May 2011, rendered inter alia the following decision:
"As a result of redistricting on the American continent, the Diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America is constituted while the Metropolitanate of Libertyville-Chicago ceased to exist. Furthermore, by decision of the Assembly, the Monastery of St. Sava in Libertyville, near Chicago, has received the status of Stavropigial monastery, or a monastery under the direct control of the Serbian Patriarch."
The Cathedral Clergy announce with joy that pursuant to this decision of the Assembly of Bishops our Church community has become a contiguous part of the Diocese of New Gracanica-Midwestern America, and our new hierarch is His Grace Bishop LONGIN.