Macedono-Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox
Cathedral Sts. Cyril and Methdy

The Supreme Government of the Church is exercised by the Holy Synod under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Neophyte of Bulgaria – the head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. The Holy Synod and the Patriarch take the general decisions in the life of the Church for its spiritual excellence. His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph guides the whole spiritual and administrative life of the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of the USA, Canada, and Australia.

Ioannis Ivanov
Parish Priest

Born in 1979 in Sofia;

  • Graduated Theological Seminary in 1999 - Plovdiv;
  • Graduated successfully from the Orthodox Theological Faculty "Patriarch Justinian", at the University of Bucharest in 2004;
  • Ordained a Metropolitan Deacon by His Holiness Patriarch Neofit, former Metropolitan of Ruse, 2005;
  • Ordained a priest by His Holiness Patriarch Neofit at the Church of Sts. Michael the Archangel, Ruse in 2006;
  • Representative of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church in Bucharest, Romania, 2011-2015;
  • Ophic Protoiereus at the Shrine of His Holiness Patriarch Neofit, former Metropolitan of Ruse – 2011;
  • Master's degree, major in Pastoral Theology, at the Orthodox Theological Faculty of St. Martyr Philothea in Pitești – Romania, 2012;
  • Parish priest of the Cathedral "Holy Trinity" in Ruse, since 2015;
  • Parish Priest in Yunatsite and Dubravite, Plovdiv Diocese, since 2019;
  • Parish priest of the Cathedral of Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Toronto, since June, 2023;
His Holiness Neophyte - Patriarch of Bulgaria and Metropolitan of Sofia
His Eminence Joseph - Metropolitan of New York