Elder Archimandrite Ephraim Leaves Hospital

ATHENS – After a month and a half of treatment at the Evangelismos Hospital’s ICU, the Elder Archimandrite Ephraim was released today, Saturday, from the central Athens hospital.

The beloved Abbot of the Holy & Great Monastery of Vatopedi exited the hospital’s doors in the early morning hours, and will continue his recuperation at a rehabilitation center.

Physicians and nursing staff bid farewell to the Elder in an emotional send-off, and joyous over the fact that he overcame a life-threatening illness.

On Friday afternoon, the Elder Ephraim was visited by the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece, His Beatitude Ieronymos, as well as the Civil Governor of Mount Athos, Athanasios Martinos.


BOSTON – At the recent session of the Synod of the Phanar, which convened on May 17 and 18, the issue of the Semi-Autonomous Church of Crete was briefly addressed.

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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


Alberto, Season’s First Named Tropical Storm, Dumps Rain on Texas and Mexico, Which Reports 3 Deaths

TAMPICO, Mexico (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto rumbled toward northeast Mexico early Thursday as the first named storm of the season, carrying heavy rains that left three people dead but also brought hope to a region suffering under a prolonged, severe drought.

ATHENS – After five years of systematic research, documenting and collecting stories from all over Greece, Istorima, the largest-scale collection of oral history in the country, continues its activity and is enriched with a renewed website with updated series and collections.

For centuries, ancient artifacts, art, and relics have been a topic of ownership, provenance, and morality debates.

LESVOS – The 2nd International ELIA Lesvos Confest (an olive conference and festival) took place at the Vrana Olive Press Museum on the island of Lesvos in Greece May 23-26.

NEW YORK – Pancyprian Association of America issued a statement mourning the passing of Constantine Iordanou, the businessman and philanthropist who was also a founding member of the Association.

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