His Eminence, Archbishop ALEXANDER

Bishop of Toledo and the Bulgarian Diocese

His Eminence was consecrated bishop of Toledo in 2012 by the Synod of the Orthodox Church in America. He is a graduate of St. Vladimir's Seminary (M. Div.) and Oxford University (D. Phil). His life and work was greatly affected by Elder Aimilianos of Simonos Petros, whose monastery he received tonsure in 1986. His Eminence is author of several books including Mystagogy (Cistercian Press) and numerous articles. He taught Patristics at Marquette University from 1989 to 2012. He now resides in Toledo.

 Our Dear Bishop offering the homily at his enthronement

Our Dear Bishop offering the homily at his enthronement

Very Rev. Don Freude

Parish Administrator

Fr. Don currently serves St. Nikolai’s as administrator. He is the chancellor of the Bulgarian Diocese and has served our sister parish in Akron, St. Elias, since 1983. His responsibilities include coordinating supply priest to serve St. Nikolai’s, exercising pastoral care, and serving as parish council president. He can be reached at prophetelia@sbcglobal.net

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