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Dionysius (Milivojevich) of United States and Canada

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Dragoljub Milivojević (Драгољуб Миливојевић)<ref></ref> was born on [[July 13]], 1898.[<ref>]</ref>.
On [[April 15]], 1940, Bp. Dionysius was named by the Serbian [[Holy Synod]] to lead the Serbian Diocese for the United States and Canada. Bp. Dionisije served his first Hierarchical [[Divine Liturgy|liturgy]] on [[April 21]], 1940 at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church.
After initially being suspended, Bp. Dionysius was removed from his [[see]] in 1963. In 1964, he was [[Deposition|deposed]] by the Holy Synod for disobedience. Bp. Dionysius contested his removal in the civil courts of the United States that eventually reached the United States Supreme Court which found "The reorganization of the Diocese involves solely a matter of internal church government, an issue at the core of ecclesiastical affairs. Religious freedom encompasses the "power [of religious bodies] to decide for themselves, free from state interference, matters of church government as well as those of faith and doctrine." "<ref>[ Serbian Orthodox Diocese v. Milivojevich - 426 U.S. 696 (1976)]</ref>
Bp. Dionisije died on [[May 15]], 1979.[<ref>]</ref>

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