Archimandrite Ephraim Moraitis

Aliases:
  • John Moraitis
  • Ephrem Moraitis
  • Ioannis Moraitis
  • Efraim Moraitis
  • Efrem Moraitis
Archimandrite Ephraim Moraitis
Archimandrite Ephraim Moraitis

Archimandrite Ephraim Moraitis is a Greek monk. He has founded at least eighteen monasteries in the United States and Canada. Moraitis was a disciple of Elder Joseph the Hesychast.

Each of monasteries founded by Moraitis are accountable to the metropolitan in whose territory the monastery is located. While the archimandrite is said to reside at Saint Anthony’s Greek Orthodox Monastery in Florence, Arizona, it is not entirely clear to whom he is accountable.

In 1999 five metropolitans of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America sent a report to the Ecumenical Patriarch outlining problems that they saw in the archdiocese. The report touched on issues involving the monasteries founded by Moraitis. A copy is linked above.