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Methodius (Zlatanov) of Toronto

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Born Metodij Zlatanov in Berovo, Macedonia (then part of Yugoslavia), on [[August 24 August ]], 1963, the future metropolitan spent most of his childhood in Skopje, where he completed his primary and secondary studies as well as his theological studies. As a seminarian Metodij began exploring [[monasticism]], and in 1996 he was tonsured [[tonsure]]d a [[monk]], eventually becoming [[abbot ]] of St. Elijah's Monastery in Strumica, Macedonia.
In 2004 Igumen Metodij was elevated to the rank of [[archimandrite]], and in 2005 he was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated ]] as Bishop Methodius of Velika. In April 2006 the [[Holy Synod ]] of the Macedonian Orthodox Church assigned Bishop Methodius as administrator of the Diocese of America and Canada, later electing him as diocesan metropolitan. Metropolitan Methodius was formally [[enthronement|enthroned ]] in the diocesan [[Cathedral ]] of St. [[Clement of Ohrid]] in Toronto, Ontario, on [[September 2 September ]], 2006.

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