VIDEO: Elder Ephraim of Arizona

Source: Studio Neophyte (YouTube)

April 8, 2015

Russian studio "Neophyte" and TV channel "Russia-Culture" have teamed up to produce a number of inspiring videos on a series of holy elders. This installment is on Elder Ephraim of Arizona, the former abbot of the Athonite Philotheou Monastery and modern holy elder, including testimony of those who know him. The video includes English subtitles.

Youtube

11/17/2016

See also
A novice of her own son: On Gerontissa Theophano, the mother of Archimandrite Ephraim of Philotheou A novice of her own son: On Gerontissa Theophano, the mother of Archimandrite Ephraim of Philotheou
Olga Rozhneva, Olga Zatushevskaya
A novice of her own son: On Gerontissa Theophano, the mother of Archimandrite Ephraim of Philotheou A novice of her own son: On Gerontissa Theophano, the mother of Archimandrite Ephraim of Philotheou
Olga Rozhneva, Olga Zatushevskaya
We hope that the example of this Orthodox Christian, having combined within herself the virtues of motherhood and monasticism, would inspire our God-loving readers, both laity and nuns, to try to imitate her measure of strength in podvigs and prayerful labor. We also hope that readers of this article will come to love Mother Theophano, and begin to turn to her for prayerful help and beseech her intercession and teaching, undoubtingly believing that she has found boldness before the Lord God, Whom she so loved and Whom she sincerely served with her whole heart until her final breath.
“I Will Make You a Gerontissa” “I Will Make You a Gerontissa”
Olga Rozhneva, Gerontissa Theophano
“I Will Make You a Gerontissa” About the benefit of obedience and Elder Ephraim
A Conversation with Gerontissa Theophano
Olga Rozhneva, Gerontissa Theophano
The first monastery built by Elder Ephraim in America was the women’s monastery of the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos in Saxonburg, PA. Elder Ephraim founded it in 1989. Pilgrims meet here a peaceful corner of nature, where you can forget for a time your worldly cares and anxieties and you can immerse yourself in a world of silence and prayer. The sisters of the monastery labor purely for the prayer of the heart and mind. Here and there you here: “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me.” The Byzantine singing in church during the services leaves pilgrims in awe.
The great work of Elder Ephraim of Arizona: A conversation with Alexandra Lagos, a spiritual child of Elder Ephraim The great work of Elder Ephraim of Arizona: A conversation with Alexandra Lagos, a spiritual child of Elder Ephraim
Olga Rozhneva, Alexandra Lagos
The great work of Elder Ephraim of Arizona: A conversation with Alexandra Lagos, a spiritual child of Elder Ephraim The great work of Elder Ephraim of Arizona: A conversation with Alexandra Lagos, a spiritual child of Elder Ephraim
Olga Rozhneva, Alexandra Lagos
"In this difficult period Elder Ephraim had so much grace that he exuded a sweet fragrance. Everything the elder touched began to sweetly smell. When he confessed children, covering their heads with his epitrachelion, their hair had this fragrance for a few days. If he touched napkins they began to emit this fragrance. His clothes and skufias emitted the fragrance. The stronger were the temptations, the stronger this fragrance was felt."
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