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Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery
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07/11/2018:
It passes imperceptibly
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17/4/2018:
It’s not romanticism
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04/4/2018:
Christ’s Passion Overcomes Death
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25/12/2017:
The Incarnation of God as the Opposite to Today’s Sinfulness
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08/9/2017:
Homily by Elder Ephraim οn the Birth of Our Most Holy Lady
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22/8/2017:
On sudden death
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25/7/2017:
Repentance according to Saint Gregory Palamas – Part IΙ
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19/7/2017:
Repentance according to Saint Gregory Palamas - Part I
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17/3/2017:
St Maximus as a monk at the Vatopedi Monastery
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15/2/2017:
‘God-forsakenness’ according to Elder Sophrony
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08/1/2017:
From the Post-Modern Persona to the Person
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22/7/2016:
More than 1,000 monks and nuns have sprung directly from the ‘root’ of Elder Iosif the Hesychast!
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20/7/2016:
The necessary incisions for the heart’s purification of the passions
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18/7/2016:
Obedience to be the most important virtue for a monk
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16/7/2016:
Elder Iosif the Hesychast and the transmission of the divine Grace to his disciples
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14/7/2016:
Μonasticism is nothing other than living in the kingdom of heaven
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12/7/2016:
Elder Iosif Vatopaidinos as a Disciple of Elder Iosif the Hesychast
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04/7/2016:
Spiritual experience as basis of spiritual guidance
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02/7/2016:
The revival of Athonite's and women’s monasticism in the 20th century
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30/6/2016:
The Position of the Elder in Women’s Monasticism
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17/6/2016:
Saint Luke the Surgeon: What distinguishes the way of Christ from other ways of living
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15/6/2016:
Saint Luke the Surgeon: Dealing with the betrayal of friends as Christians
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13/6/2016:
The Sorrows and Persecutions of Saint Luke the Surgeon
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01/12/2015:
Children and Grace
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29/11/2015:
Abundant life
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23/11/2015:
Directly linked
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08/9/2015:
“Thy birth, O Theotokos, has proclaimed joy to the whole world…”
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29/8/2015:
The Truth
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03/9/2014:
Abortion as a form of genocide – 2
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25/8/2014:
Abortion as a form of genocide – 1
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10/5/2014:
The movement of Kollyvades as it appears throughout history and in the present - 3
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07/5/2014:
The movement of Kollyvades as it appears throughout history and in the present - 2
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02/5/2014:
The movement of Kollyvades as it appears throughout history and in the present - 1
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18/12/2013:
The Blessed Elder Amvrosios the Athonite (21/12/1912 - 02/12/2006) - Part 2
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14/12/2013:
The Blessed Elder Amvrosios the Athonite (21/12/1912 - 02/12/2006) - Part 1
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09/3/2012:
Greetings to the International Conference on Saint Gregory Palamas
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07/1/2012:
The Great Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi and Thrace* Chapter 16- Part 4
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05/1/2012:
The Great Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi and Thrace* Chapter 16- Part 3
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05/1/2012:
The Great Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi and Thrace* Chapter 16- Part 2
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05/1/2012:
The Vatopaidi Monastery and the Athonias Academy (3rd part)
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30/12/2011:
The Great Holy Monastery of Vatopaidi and Thrace* Chapter 16- Part 1
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24/11/2011:
Vatopaidi Monastery and the Athoniada Academy (1st part)
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Short biography
Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Vatopaidi Monastery

The Very Reverend Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the Holy Great Monastery of Vatopaidi: his name in the world was Basil Koutsou. He was born in Ammochostos, Cyprus in 1956. He is a graduate of the Theological School of the University of Athens. In 1982 he was tonsured a monk in the brotherhood of Elder Joseph in New Skete, Mount Athos. The brotherhood of Elder Joseph took over the manning of the Holy Monastery of Vatopedi and in 1990 the monastery reverted from the idiorrhythmic to coenobitic life and Elder Ephraim was enthroned as its first Abbot.