Archbishop Peter of New York remains hospitalized, shows improvement

Aides to His Eminence, Archbishop Peter of New York and New Jersey of the Orthodox Church in America report that the Archbishop remains in Lawrence Hospital here but is making slow but steady improvement, despite the onset of a fever over Labor Day weekend.

Archbishop Peter was hospitalized on Monday, August 20, 2001 after a week-long illness. After undergoing surgery, he was placed in the Critical Care Unit, where he was being monitored and receiving antibiotic treatment for several infections. Concerns that the Archbishop was suffering from carcinoma were dismissed.

During the week of August 26, Archbishop Peter had made sufficient progress to warrant transfer to a private room. While he continues to regain his strength, aides at diocesan offices in Bronxville, NY report that he will most likely remain in the hospital through mid-September.

“The main issues His Eminence is now facing are nutrition and an infection brought on by antibiotic therapy,” reports Mr. David Schneider, an aide to Archbishop Peter. “He is also receiving blood thinners to dissolve a blood clot in his leg.”

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

Calls and visits to Archbishop Peter are welcomed. The main telephone number at Lawrence Hospital is 914/787-1000. Cards also may be sent to Archbishop Peter at the Diocesan Chancery, 33 Hewitt Avenue, Bronxville, NY 10708.