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Metropolitan Samuel David (Daoud) was, theyoungest of six children, born on August 26, 1893, to John Daoud Husson and Gazaly Haddadin Aita, Greater Syria (now Lebanon). In the tradition of people likecantor Mitri el Murr and Metropolitan Germanos Shehadi, he studied in school near Tripoli, Lebanon to become a part of the AntiochianOrthodox patriarchate and believed music could be an essential component of theministry. He graduated from the Balamand Seminary in 1914 having studied with Mitri el Murr and became an ordained deacon in 1916. As an ordained deacon, Samuel David mastered Byzantine chanting and in 1920,he was elevated to Archimandrite and one year later, in 1921, he immigrated to the United States (some source suggest 17 June 1920). After World War I, he was appointed as pastorof St. George Orthodox Cathedral in Toledo, Ohio.This beautiful ruby boxset of 4x red vinyl records (3x 12in, 1x 10in) by the Archbishop Samuel David is in moderate condition, with the vinyl records being in good to excellent condition and appear to have been handled or played less than a handful of times, except for one that has a mark on both faces.