ABBOT EPHRAIM OF VATOPEDI MEETS WITH PRESIDENT PUTIN

Abbot Ephraim and President Putin in 2011. Photo: johnsanidopoulos.com

Orthochristian.com - 1/11/17 Abbot of Vatopedi Monastery on Mt. Athos Archimandrite Ephraim met with President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. According to monasterium.ru, Fr. Ephraim, one of the most influential spiritual fathers on the Holy Mountain, noted in the conversation with the head of state that all are in need of spiritual communication—janitors and officials, oligarchs and presidents. “They are ...

ELDER EPHRAIM MIRACULOUSLY PREVENTS PLANE CRASH, REPORTS SAY

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Orthochristian.com - 20/10/17 Reports have appeared in both Greek and English about a recent miracle of Elder Ephraim (Moraitis) of St. Anthony’s Monastery in Florence, AZ. According to the information reported, the former abbot of the Athonite monastery of Philotheou miraculously appeared to prevent a plane crash on a flight from Larnaca, Cyprus to Haifa, Israel. The incident occurred on October 9, ...

Which are the differences between God’s voice and devil’s voice

Holy Monastery of Vatopedi - The Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mount Athos - 22/1/17 God’s voice fills you with peace, leads you, reassures you, enlightens you, encourages you, comforts you, calms you and convicts you. Satan’s voice rushes you, pushes you, frightens you, confuses you, discourages you, worries you, obsesses you and corrects you. Through prayer, stillness and ...

Suicide Incident Shocks Monks St. Anthony Monastery in Arizona

Areti Kotseli 16/6/2012 A 27-year-old young monk committed suicide at the at St. Anthony monastery in Arizona, according to a National Herald report. He had been in the community for six years prior to his death. The suicide was made known on Monomakhos by Ashley Nevins the victim’s father. The Orthodox monk’s civilian name was Scott Nevin and ...

Orthodox Church: monastic movement raising new controversy in Greek Orthodoxy in America

Richard Cimino 24/11/2011 A popular monk has become the center of growing controversy in the Greek Orthodox Church over his charismatic leadership and strict ascetic teachings. Known as Elder Ephraim, the Greek monk has spearheaded a monastic movement in the U.S. Since 1989, Elder Ephraim and his followers have established 18 monasteries in North America, attracting both ...