On November 1, 2022, Archimandrite Alexander, Vicar of the Slavic Orthodox Vicariate of America, visited the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America in Manhattan, where he met with Archbishop Elpidophoros of America, Archimandrite Nectarios Papazafiropoulos, Chief of Staff to the Archbishop, and other representatives of the Chancellery met with the representatives of the Slavic Vicariate as well.
Archimandrite Alexander updated Archbishop Elpidophoros about the recent developments in the Slavic Orthodox Vicariate, providing a report on work done since the last meeting.
Archbishop Elpidophoros inquired about the damage of the devastating hurricane Ian that raged in Florida in late September – early October on the monastery of St. Nicholas in Fort Myers. Archimandrite Alexander informed His Eminence that by the grace of God the main monastery buildings were not damaged, but the hurricane caused significant damage to the monastic property. The cleanup is currently ongoing.
At the end of the meeting Archbishop Elpidophoros thanked the Vicariate clergy for their work and service to the Slavic Orthodox peoples in America. Archimandrite Alexander wished the Archbishop God’s help in his work for the growth of Orthodox Christianity in America.