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Welcome to the Diocese of Toledo and the Midwest, part of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. The Diocese of Toledo is led by His Grace Bishop Anthony and includes more than 45 churches and missions in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin. 


Bishop Anthony Celebrates his 60th Birthday with a Liturgy and a New Set of Vestments

On Sunday, January 17, His Grace Bishop Anthony celebrated the feast of St. Anthony the Great, and his 60th birthday, at St. George Church in Canton, Ohio. The clergy and churches of the diocese also came together to purchase a new set of vestments for His Grace. May God grant our beloved bishop many, many more years!

Update Regarding the Flint, MI Water Crisis

Protestors object to unsafe water in Flint, MIProtestors object to unsafe water in Flint, MIDear Metropolitan Joseph, Bishop Anthony, beloved hierarchs, and Midwest Diocesan Clergy,

Masters Bless! Christ is in our Midst!

I want to thank everyone who has contacted me about the terrible situation the residents of Flint, MI are going through. As you may have learned, this has been going on for over one and a half years.

I wanted to let you know our parish of St. George (Flint Township) along with the 3 other Orthodox Churches in the Flint area (Assumption-GOA, St. Mary Magdalene and St. Nicholas, both Bulgarian-OCA) are located outside of the City of Flint and are not part of the crisis. Further, like most of our parishioners, all of our clergy families live in the suburbs of Flint which, again, is not affected. Unfortunately, our parish has 40 families who live in the City of Flint and will continue to live with this unbelievable problem for an undetermined period of time.

Parishes in Action: St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church of Sylvania, OH

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

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On December 20, 2015, by the Grace of God and the blessings of Sayidna Anthony (Michaels), bishop of Toledo and the Midwest, the parish community of St. Elias Antiochian Orthodox Christian Church in Sylvania (Toledo), Ohio came together in a “Double Celebration” event: the consecration of the new holy utensils for the altar and the consecration of the newly constructed St. Elias Little Miracles Montessori School. Archpriest Ayman Kfouf inaugurated both projects shortly after being assigned to St. Elias as the new pastor in November, 2013. Sayidna Anthony's visit thus represented the successful culmination of over two years of hard work by the people and pastor of St. Elias’ Church. 

His Grace Bishop Anthony presided over a Hierarchical Divine Liturgy. The parishioners with friends and families joined the divine services in praises and thanksgiving. During the sermon, Sayidna Anthony affirmed that God took on our humanity out of love for us and to redeem the fallen nature of our humanity and to raise us to new and everlasting life with Him, in communion with His only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and by His Holy Spirit.

Diocese of Toledo News Archive