Fr. Ioasapf reposes
- Today at our monastery, we had another repose, after the recent repose
of Fr. Gabriel. Fr Ioasaph, 99 years old, reposed today around 7:00AM.
Fr Ioasaph was a very special and holy man who had met many holy people
during his lifetime such as St Nectarios of Pentapolis, and countless
saintly elders of the Holy Mountain. He lived on Mount Athos for many
years, particularly in the desert where he cultivated the fruits of the
Holy Spirit through asceticism, humility and obedience. He also was
deemed worthy to behold the Cross in the sky over the church of St John
the Theologian outside of Athens in 1925. We thank God that we were
deemed worthy to serve him during his last year in this earthly and
temporal life. May his memory be eternal.
Holy Transfiguration Monastery