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Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia

His Holiness Patriarch Neofit of Bulgaria is the chairman of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, in Sophia, Bulgaria.

The Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia is an inseparable entity of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, and one of fifteen dioceses under the jurisdiction of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, whose clerical, judicial, and administrative power is exercised by the Holy Synod of Bulgaria.

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph is the diocesan prelate of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia.

Diocesan Chancery

550-A West 50th St.
New York, NY 10019
212-246-4608 Chancery phone & fax
212-489-3940 Cathedral phone
metropolitan.joseph@verizon.net
 
Bishop Daniil

With the blessing of His Holiness Maxim of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church - Bulgarian Patriarchate and according to the decision of the Holy Synod, Bishop Daniil (Trendafilov Nikolov) of Dragovitsa has arrived in New York City to take up the position of Vicar to Metropolitan Joseph of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada and Australia.  His Grace was born on March 2nd, 1972.  In 1991 he completed his secondary education in his hometown of Smolyan; in 1996 he undertook studies in English philology at the State University in Sofia; and in 1997 he enrolled in the Theological Faculty of Sofia from which he graduated in 2002.  In 1997 he became a novice of St. George Monastery in Hadzhidimovo, where on August 7th, 1999 he received the tonsure and the next day was ordained a hierodeacon.  In 2004 he was ordained a hieromonk, and on July 1st, 2006 was elevated to the rank of archimandrite.  On January 20th, 2008 he was consecrated to the sacred episcopacy and assigned as Vicar Bishop to the Metropolitan of Nevrokop.  By a June 15th, 2010 decision of the Holy Synod of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church - Bulgarian Patriarchate he was appointed Vicar Bishop to the Metropolitan of the USA, Canada and Australia.

Bishop Daniil's contact information is as follows:

Address:      550-A West 50th St.
                    New York, NY 10019
Telephone:   212-246-4608
Email:          ep.daniil@dir.bg
Very Rev. Fr. Ikonom Peter Totev

The Very Rev. Fr. Ikonom Peter Totev begins on Oct. 19, 2011 his new service as our Cathedral Pastor in New York City.

Fr. Peter: He was born on Oct. 6,1962 in town of Madan, Bulgaria. He graduated the Spiritual Seminary in June 1982. In June 1988 he completed the program of St. Klement Ohridski Theological Academy and defended his final-year Dissertation entitled "The Pastor as Confessor". He was ordained as Deacon on June 22, 1986 and as priest after week on  June 29, 1986. On August 25, 1990 he was dispatched by the Holy Synod as Parish Priest to the Bulgarian Church community of St. Prophet Ilia in the city of Bucharest, Romania. On July 2001 he was distinguished with the office of Archpriest by Metropolitan Neophit of Russe. On July 20, 2007 he became Ikonom.

On Feb. 7, 2011 by the decision of the Holy Synod Ikonom Peter Totevwas released from the duties of a Parish Priest in Bucharest, Romania. In Feb. 2011 Ft. Peter was also released from the clergy of the Diocese of Plovdiv on account of his moving to the service of the clergy of our Diocese in America, Canada and Australia. On August 2011 he was approved with working visa in the USA and arrived in NYC on Oct. 17, 2011.

Fr. Ikonom Peter and Popadia Evgenia have two daughters - Velichka (married in Sofia) and Maria (student) in Bucharest.
My warm request at this time is to remember Fr. Ikonom Peter and Popadia Evgenia during your Proskomidias, Divine Liturgies and personal prayers. Thanks!

With love in Christ our Saviour, + M.J.
 
Diocesan Mixed Council

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph, President
Very Reverend Father Gruiou Tsonkov
Very Reverend Father Stevan Bauman
Mr. David Lewis
Mr. Donald Elliot
Diocesan Board of Trustees

His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph
His Grace Bishop Daniil - Vicar Bishop/Protosyngel
Very Rev. Fr. Petar Totev
Very Reverend Father Valery Shoumarov, Vicar of Canada
Mr. Michael Drippe
Mr. George Zimbilev
Mr. Atanas Ivanov
Mr. Velislav Ivanov and
Mr. Wayne-Matthew Syvinski

Diocesan Treasurer

Dr. Atanas Pumpalov



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