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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.

550-A West 50th St.
New York, NY 10019
212-246-4608 Chancery phone & fax
212-489-3940 Cathedral phone
347-899-6719 - The Cathedral Priest

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 Totev was 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!

Contact Fr. Peter at 347-899-6719.
With love in Christ our Saviour, + M.J.


1. His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH
2. V. Rev. Fr.Patrick Tishel
3. V. Rev. Fr. Vladimir Bakardzhiev

4. David Lewis

5. George Rochette


1. His Eminence Metropolitan JOSEPH


3. V. Rev. Fr. Petar Totev

4. Dr. William George

5. Mark Angeloff

6. Michael Drippe

7. Atanas Ivanov

8. George Zimbilef

9. Velislav Ivanov

  Dr. Atanas Pumpalov

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