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 former chancellor of the Bulgarian Diocese and current special counsel to his Eminence Archbishop Alexander. He has served our sister parish in Akron, St. Elias, since 1983. He can be reached at prophetelia@sbcglobal.net