From 1947 to 1951, Archimandrite Vitaly was the [[rector]] of the London [[parish]]. In 1951, on the [[feast day]] of Ss [[Apostle Peter|Peter]] and [[Apostle Paul|Paul]], he was [[consecration of a bishop|consecrated]] [[bishop]] and sent to Brazil as Bishop of Montevideo. Soon the young bishop opened his own print shop and established a small orphanage for boys where they taught them the [[daily cycle]] of services.
In 1954, Bp. Vitaly moved to Canada where he was appointed
of Bishop of Edmonton and Western Canada. In 1957, he was appointed Bishop of Montreal and Canada. As Bishop of Montreal, Bp. Vitaly established a [[skete]] in Mansonville, Quebec. While in Monteal, Bp. Vitaly acquired and refurbished the large St Nicholas Cathedral that was not far from the Synodal [[podvorie]].
In retrospect there was no place where Bp. Vitaly settled that he did not organize a small monastic brotherhood and active publishing concern.