Fr. Nikodemos, Brother Of Elder Ephraim Of Arizona, Reposes In The Lord

Fr. Nikodemos, the brother of Elder Ephraim of Philotheou and Arizona, has reposed in the Lord at the age of 94, report Vima Orthodoxias and the Orthodoxia News Agency.

He was tonsured into the Great Schema at St. Anthony’s Monastery just 6 days prior.

His brother, Elder Ephraim, a spiritual child of St. Joseph the Hesychast, founder of 17 monasteries in America and Canada, and spiritual father to thousands, reposed in the Lord late in the evening on December 7 last year.

Their mother, Gerontissa Theophano, also became a nun in 1963, being tonsured by her own son, Elder Ephraim. She reposed in the Lord on February 27, 1986 at the Monastery of the Archangel Michael on the Greek island of Thassos, a dependency of Philotheou Monastery on Mt. Athos.