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Philotheos (Zervakos) of Paros

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* Blessed Elder Philotheos (Zervakos) was born 1884in a small village of the Peloponese and was given the name of Constantine at his Holy Baptism.* From childhood he demonstrated an exceptional love for God.* In 1912, April 22, Father Philotheos was ordained to the priesthood by Metropolitan Gabriel of Trifilia and Olympia.* In 1924, he made an extensive pilgrimage to the Holy land and Egypt. This is all described in his book published in 1925 "Great and Wondrous Pilgrimages to Palestine and Sinai".* In 1930, Elder Ierotheos reposed and Father Philotheos succeeded him as abbot of Longovarda.'': At this stage, Father Philotheos had the reputation of a Saint.''
* Blessed Elder Philotheos (Zervakos) died on the morning of [[May 8]] with the new calendar.
* He is classified as a Modern Orthodox Saint.

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