Source: Mystagogy Resource Center
October 16, 2023
On Friday, October 13th 2023, the famous Dutch actor and puppeteer turned Orthodox Christian monk and hermit reposed in the Lord at the age of 74 at Holy Transfiguration Monastery in Sochos, near Thessaloniki, Greece, where he went to live recently due to his failing health. His funeral will be held on Tuesday, October 17th at the same Monastery and he will be buried there.
Jozef was a very well known actor in the 1970's and 1980's in the Netherlands. He then began a successful career as a wandering puppeteer for children. Later he made his own performances in the theater, for children and adults. Van den Berg traveled the world, from Australia to Canada. In the 1980's, Jozef Van den Berg played in his last play “Enough Wait” for his brother who was seriously ill and was in a wheelchair. On September 14, 1989, he would bring that performance to the De Singel in Antwerp, but then something very special happened.
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