Not long ago (in May) Mr. Vasily Volkov who calls himself ordained priest of the hierarchy of Belaya Krinitsa visited Oregon, trying to get his little profit from the Old Believers of America. The truth is that Mr. Volkov has been got a great problem with money because of his bank debt in the value of $100,000. The main problem is that he has no money at all. And even more. He was fined (several thousand dollars) for breaching of order of constructing of the roof of the praying house he reconstructed from the living house. In addition to all this there was a fire set on his possession recently and Mr. Volkov accuses bezpopovtsy and local authorities in all his disasters. So he wanted to demonstrate to Sofrony all his problems, and Sofrony thought to get some help from Satan against a small devil. So he decided to receive some help in negotiations with authorities and bezpopovtsy from the side of Nikonian Metropolitan of Riga and all Latvia Alexander. Therefore on June 7, 2011 Arch. Sofrony, archpriest Porfiry and priest Volkov met M. Alexander at Belokrinitsky praying house of Jakobpils, Latvia. The meeting was very warm and friendly.
The metropolitan Alexander gift to arch. Sofrony – an icon of St. Nicholas From left to right: igumen Makary Kirillov, Mr. Vasily Volkov, metropolitan Alexander of Riga and all Latvia, archbishop Sofrony (Romania), Mr. Porfiry Toran (Oregon), Mr. Roman Mayorov (Russia), Old Believer praying house, Jakobpils, Latvia