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Metropolitan Neophytos and a Last Word From Elder Ephraim

Updated: Apr 6

“A last thing that Elder Ephraim [of Arizona] said, and it's not widely known—a bit before he died, he said to some people close to him—he died in 2019. He “fell asleep" is what we should say. The Saints do not die, they fall asleep. He said:

“Christ gave to the Angels each one stone. As soon as I fall asleep, He will unleash them throughout the length and breadth of the world."

Each one of us has his own house, his own character, his own small world. And he is happy in his world. (Don't we say, ‘So-and-so is in his own world?') Each one takes whatever is best in him and puts it on display, [as if in a storefront]. Only a few would show their mistakes and their passions. Most just mention their good side, so that they have a good name, a good image in society. Which at the end of the day, is not an image, but an idol. Idol and image are two different things. The Saint of God [Elder Ephraim] says:

“Each Angel will go in front of the storefront of each of us and will throw one stone, just one. Most storefronts will break; they will be shattered. Some will crack. Others will lose their balance. A few will remain untouched."

As soon as he fell asleep, the so-called epidemic, the manufactured one, started—and the vaccines. And some storefronts started breaking, others cracking, others becoming destabilized, until the next trial. A new trial will come. Get ready. My storefront might not have broken with the first stone; it might break with the second one.

Let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall" (1 Cor. 10:12). I say these things for myself. What did [the Gospel] say today? But many who are first will be last, and the last first. (Matthew 19:30)"

—As quoted in an interview

with Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou

on June 11th, 2023.

Source: “Q&A [Part 4] | Alleged Union of Churches in 2025 | Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou | (11.06.2023)"

On Sunday the 11th, June 2023, His Eminence Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou officiated the Matins and the Divine Liturgy of the feast of All-Saints and Apostle Barnabas, patron of the Church of Cyprus, which took place at the Holy Monastery of Saint Avvakoum in the community of Fterikoudi of the Metropolis of Tamassos. After the end of the Divine Liturgy, His Eminence visited the archontariki [guesthouse] of the monastery and answered questions from the faithful. The conversation was moderated by the igumen of the Holy Monastery of Saint Avvakoum, Archimandrite Nektarios Georgiou. All videos on the “Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou Homilies" channel are published with the permission of the Holy Metropolis of Morphou and have the blessing of Metropolitan Neophytos.

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Blessed Elder Ephraim of Arizona, pray for us!

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