Scott Nevins Memorial

The following article was written by an anonymous author in defense of Geronda Ephraim of Arizona. It appeared in a Christian forum on December 12, 1998.

Elder Ephraim is the spiritual son of the great and saintly Athonite ascetic Elder Joseph the Hesychast and Cave-dweller, who reposed in 1959 and is in the process of being glorified by the Patriarch of Constantinople. Elder Joseph’s story is incredible in itself. The book “Monastic Wisdom” which contains his writings on the spiritual life, the Jesus Prayer, etc. has just been translated from the Greek by the monks at St. Anthony’s Monastery in Arizona. They are now working on the life of Elder Joseph the Hesychast. I have venerated his fragrant relics, have seen icons of him in Greece, and have read hymns written to him (translated into English by Fr. Seraphim of St. Paul’s on Athos who I believe is now the…

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