On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, His Eminence Metropolitan Antonios, Patriarchal Vicar, visited His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros, leader of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, at his headquarters in Manhattan, New York.
They discussed the challenges and hopes of the Orthodox Church in the United States, sharing the common concerns for the witness of the faith in a secular society.
From the Antiochian Archdiocese, Metropolitan Antonios was accompanied by Archimandrite Jeremy Davis, Protosyngellos, Archpriest Thomas Zain, Vicar General, and Hieromonk Porphyrios, Secretary to Metropolitan Antonios. From the Greek Archdiocese, His Grace Bishop Athenagoras of Nazianzos and Protopresbyter Nicolas Kazarian also attended the meeting.
Later that day, Metropolitan Antonios toured Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine and the 9/11 Memorial & Museum at Ground Zero.