Fwd: Repose of Elder Joseph of Vatopedi
- Date: Wed, 1 Jul 2009 19:18:28 -0700
Subject: [orthodox] Repose of Elder Joseph of Vatopedi
The Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi on Mount Athos today mourns the
dormition of our Elder Joseph of Vatopedi, one of the few remaining
true Athonite elders who reposed this morning at 2:30, July 1, 2009.
The Elder was born on July 1, 1921, on the celebration of the Holy
Anargyroi (Saints Cosmas and Damian). After the dormition of his
Elder, Joseph the Hesychast, he left the Skete where he lived and
went to the Skete of the Holy Anargyroi. St Cosmas and St Damian were
those who protected him throughout his life and those who chose to
take him with them on the day of their celebration.
The funeral rite will be held at 18:00 today at the Holy Great
Monastery of Vatopedi.
MAY HIS MEMORY BE ETERNAL