Archbishop Peter of New York Hospitalized

His Eminence, Archbishop Peter of New York and New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America, was hospitalized on Monday, August 20, 2001.

According to aides at diocesan offices in Bronxville, NY, Archbishop Peter had been ill for several days prior to his hospitalization. Surgery was performed within hours of the Archbishop’s hospitalization, during which it was discovered that he was suffering from a perforated appendix, peritonitis, and a bladder infection. Following surgery, he was admitted to the Critical Care unit of Bronxville’s Lawrence Hospital.

As of Thursday, August 23, Archbishop Peter remained in the Critical Care unit. Aides report that he is very weak and that he is receiving antibiotics to fight several infections and pneumonia contracted as a result of surgery, but that physicians were pleased with his progress. Concerns that the Archbishop was suffering from carcinoma proved to be unfounded.

Archbishop Peter presides over nearly 60 parishes, missions and communities throughout New York and New Jersey.

Cards may be sent to Archbishop Peter, 33 Hewitt Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708.