Elder Joseph Vatopedski passed away
Elder Joseph Vatopedski, one of the greatest present-day Orthodox Elders from the Mount of Athos, died at the day of 1st July 2009, at the hours of 2.30 AM.
Many consider Elder Joseph as a modern saint, who happened to raise great goodwill with bless of Elder Joseph the Isichast.
Elder Joseph Vatopedski was born on 1st of July 1921, at the holiday of the Holy Martyrs and Unmercenaries Kosmas and Damian (new style). After the death of his Elder Joseph the Isichast, he moved into the shrine of Holy Martyrs and Unmercenaries Kosmas and Damian. The Holy Unmerecenaries were his patrons and protectors, and he passed away on the day of their holiday. The funeral service (requiem) took place at July the 2nd in Vatoped’s Monastery at the Mount of Athos.