The abbot of the Athonite Vatopedi Monastery was hospitalized in Kyiv
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Archimandrite Ephrem, the hegumen of the Athonite Vatopedi Monastery, was hospitalized in a Kyiv clinic following a heart attack that occurred on Friday afternoon, February 1st. Archimandrite Ephrem is in Ukraine with the Constantinople Patriarchate delegation. Patriarch Bartholomew appointed him to be part of it for the enthronement of Metropolitan Epifaniy, the primate of the new autocephalous Ukrainian Church.
After his flight from Istanbul to Kyiv, Archimandrite Ephrem felt a strong discomfort. Immediately after his arrival, as his condition worsened, he was sent to a Kyiv clinic, where the doctors diagnosed a heart attack. First aid was provided to him and he was immediately hospitalized. Due to his past serious heart issues and his diabetes, the anxiety is great, especially since the abbot recently underwent a stent procedure. He is currently being monitored by the doctors.

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Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne

Emma Cazabonne was born and raised in France. She taught English before entering the Cistercian Order. She translated and published articles relevant to her interest in Cistercian spirituality, the Middle Ages, and Orthodoxy. She moved to the United States in 2001, converted to Orthodoxy in 2008, and married. Her husband is an Orthodox priest. She continued to publish articles, a Cistercian texts anthology, then finally launched her career in literary translation, while teaching French. If you are interested in having your book translated into French, she can be contacted here https://wordsandpeace.com/contact-me/

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