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Samuel (David) of Toledo

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His Eminence the Most Reverend Metropolitan '''Samuel (David) of Toledo''' was a [[bishop]] of a [[diocese]] of Syrian Orthodox [[parish]]es titled the [[Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Toledo and Dependencies ]] from the mid 1930s to the late 1950s, a period of ecclesiastical chaos within the Orthodox church in North America.
In the ecclesiastical chaos that developed in North America after the financial collapse of the mission of the Russian Orthodox Church following the Bolshevik revolution in Russia, the Syrian parishes that had been organized under Bishop [[Raphael of Brooklyn|Raphael]] splintered with some parishes continuing to look for leadership under the Russian mission while others looked for leadership under the Patriarch of Antioch. In 1921, during this chaotic period, Samuel (David) arrived in the United States, apparently as an [[archimandrite]].