Kyrill (Yonchev) of Pittsburgh

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His Eminence, the Most Reverend Archbishop Kyrill (Yonchev) of Pittsburgh (1920-2007) was the OCA bishop of Western Pennsylvania and its Bulgarian Diocese (1976-2007).

He was consecrated in 1964 as the ROCOR bishop of the Bulgarian Diocese in Exile, a schism from the Church of Bulgaria's American jurisdiction. In 1976, Kyrill and his diocese broke from the ROCOR and joined the Orthodox Church in America (OCA).

As of his repose on June 17, 2007, Archbishop Kyrill was the longest serving Orthodox hierarch in America.


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