[[image:Philotheos_Zervakos.jpg|thumb|Philotheos Zervakos]]Blessed Elder [[Archimandrite]] '''Philotheos Zervakos''' (1884-1980) is a 20th-century [[Church of Greece|Greek Orthodox]] elder.
Although he has not been [[glorification|glorified]] , some consider him a [[saint]].
On the morning of [[May 8]], 1980, the blessed Elder Philotheos died in his cell at Thapsana, Paros. His funeral was conducted by Archimandrite Dionysios of [[Simonopetra Monastery (Athos)|Simonopetra Monastery]] of [[Mount Athos|Mt Athos]]. His [[relics]] were laid to rest at the convent in Paros, in a place that he chose beside the chapel dedicated to his spiritual mentor, St. [[Nectarios of Aegina]] ([[November 9]]).
Writings== From the Holy Monastery of Panagia Myrtidiotissa, Elder Philotheos wrote a well-known [[apologetics|apologetic]] in 1976 addressed to Archimandrite Cyprian.<ref>The most reverend Cyprian, Dr. Theol., is the Metropolitan of Oropos and Fili and President of the [[Holy Synod in Resistance]], Orthodox Church of Greece. He is the spiritual son of Elder Philotheos. </ref> This letter (cf. External links) is considered of extreme historical importance in the Orthodox Church since it is written in defense of his spiritual father, St. Nectarios of Aegina.
* St. [[Nectarios of Aegina]], 1846-1920. ([[November
* St. 'Papa' [[Nicholas (Planas)]] of Athens, 1851-1932. ([[March 2]])
* Blessed Papa Dimitri Gagastathis, 1902-1975.
*''The Blessed Elder Philotheos Zervakos'' by S. Kementzentzidis, trans. by Palis and Chalice, Thessaloniki: 1986.
*''Blessed Elder Philotheos Zervakos'' by C. Cavarnos, Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Belmont, MA: 1993.
*[http://www.synodinresistance.org/Theology_en/E3a3b004AgNektariosAK323.pdf Elder Philotheos (Zervakos) Defends His Spiritual Father, St. Nectarios of Aegina: A Momentous Letter of Historic Importance (PDF)] Άγιος Κυπριανός, No. 323 (November-December 2004), pp. 114-116.
*[http://www.roca.org/OA/147-148/147e.htm Orthodox America - Elder Philotheos Zervakos]