Mark (Maymon) of Philadelphia

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Bishop Mark (Maymon)

His Grace the Right Reverend Bishop Mark (Maymon) of Toledo and the Midwest is the former diocesan bishop of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. He was released to the Orthodox Church in America and ceased his duties as Bishop of Toledo in October 2010.

Life

Bp. Mark was born in New Albany, Indiana on June 22, 1958 and baptized in the Roman Catholic Church. After graduation from high school in 1976 he attended Indiana University South East before transferring to Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1985. In 1987, he received a Master of Arts degree in Biblical Literature from Oral Roberts University where he accepted a position as Adjunct Professor of Old Testament. Introduced to Orthodox Christianity by Fr. George Eber and his professors of Church History, Bp. Mark was received into the Orthodox Church through Holy Chrismation in 1989. He then attended St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary in Crestwood, New York, where in 1991 he earned a Master of Theology degree.

Bp. Mark was ordained a deacon by Bp. Antoun on August 17, 1997 and a priest on September 7, 1997 in the Antiochian Archdiocese. He served as pastor of St. John's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and then at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan,

In 2004, he was elected bishop by the local synod of the Antiochian Archdiocese. On December 5, 2004, he was consecrated at the Patriarchal Cathedral in Damascus, Syria by Patr. Ignatius IV and other bishops. He was then enthroned diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest at St. George Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio on August 25, 2005.

In October 2010, Bp. Mark was released from the Antiochian Archdiocese to the Orthodox Church in America and ceased his duties as Bishop of Toledo.

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Mark (Maymon) of Philadelphia
Preceded by:
Michael (Shaheen)
Bishop of Toledo (Antiochian)
2004-2010
Succeeded by:
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