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Macedonian Orthodox Diocese of America and Canada

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{{diocese|name=Macedonian Orthodox Diocese of America and Canada|jurisdiction=[[Macedonian Orthodox Church]]|type=Diocese|founded=1967|bishop=[[Methodius (Zlatanov) of Toronto|Metr. Metodij]]|see=Toronto, ON|hq=Toronto, ON|territory=North America|language=Macedonian, Slavonic|music=[[Byzantine Chant]]|calendar=[[Julian Calendar|Julian]]|population=''unknown''|website=''[ Eparchy of America and Canada]''}}The '''Macedonian Orthodox Diocese of America and Canada''' is a [[diocese]] of the [[autocephalous]] [[Macedonian Orthodox Church]]. It is currently led by [[Metropolitan]] [[Methodius (Zlatanov) of Toronto]] and has [[jurisdiction ]] over the parishes [[parish]]es and monastic communities of the Macedonian Orthodox Church in the United States and Canada.
Macedonians have been immigrating to North America for over a century, but distinctly Macedonian Orthodox parishes were not founded outside the jurisdiction of the Church of Bulgaria until the 1960s, when the establishment in Yugoslavia of the Macedonian Orthodox Church prompted Macedonians in the United States and Canada to begin organizing parishes under the jurisdiction of the newly independent church. The Diocese of America and Canada was founded at the third All-Macedonian Council held in OhridOchrid, Yugoslavia, in 1967, after which the Macedonian Orthodox [[Holy Synod ]] elected Metropolitan Cyril of Toronto as ruling [[bishop|hierarch]] of the new diocese.<ref group="note">In 1967 the Church in Macedonia unilaterally declared its [[autocephaly]] from the [[Church of Serbia|Serbian Orthodox Church]], a move which is not recognised by any of the churches of the Eastern Orthodox Communion, and since then, the Macedonian Orthodox Church is not in communion with any Orthodox Church.</ref>
After 1987 the Diocese passed back and forth between various administrators and the oversight of Archbishop Stephen of OhridOchrid, first hierarch of the Macedonian Orthodox Church. In April 2006 Archimandrite Metodi (Zlatanov) Bishop Methodius of Velika was appointed diocesan administrator prior to his consecration to , later in the episcopacy year being elected Metropolitan of America and enthronement Canada and enthroned on [[September 2]], 2006 in Toronto's Cathedral of St. [[Clement of OhridOchrid]] as diocesan metropolitan.
==Diocese today==
The Diocese of America and Canada today consists of 19 parishes and 2 two monastic communities in the United States as well as 9 nine parishes and 1 one monastic community in Canada. Its diocesan seat is in Toronto, Ontario. ==Notes==<references group="note" />
==External links==
[[Category:Orthodoxy in AmericaJurisdictions]][[Category:Orthodoxy in CanadaMacedonian Dioceses]]

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