Asceticism, Constantine Cavarnos, Delusion, demons, Discernment, Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra, Elder Arsenios, Elder Ephraim, Elder Ephraim of Arizona, Elder Joseph the Hesychast, Elder Paisios of Mount Athos, Elder Sophrony of Essex, James L. Kelley, Jesus Prayer, Logismoi, Noetic, Noetic Prayer, The Jesus Prayer, Theoria, Theosis, thoughts
This is video from 1992 and filmed at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church in Pittsburgh, PA upon an unexpected visit from Elder Ephraim. Archimandrite Ephraim of Philotheou, commonly known as Elder Ephraim, is an archimandrite and former abbot of Philotheou Monastery on Agion Oros. He is also the Elder of at least four (as of 2002) of the twenty main monastic houses on the Holy Mountain, and one skete, as well as many monasteries and convents throughout Greece. He is also the founder of numerous monasteries and convents in the United States. He resides in Florence, Arizona at St. Anthony Greek Orthodox Monastery. Elder Ephraim has been a priest-monk for the past 60 years and has served as an elder for almost 50 years. He was a disciple of the holy Elder Joseph the Hesychast of Mount Athos and lived in monastic obedience to him for 12 years until his Elder’s repose on the Feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God in 1959.