The relics of Elder Joseph of Vatopedi were found on Athos

On October 20, 2021, the relics of the founder of the monastery, Elder Joseph of Vatopedi, were found in the Vatopedi monastery, according to the Orthodoxia news agency.

The uncovering of the relics was led by Metropolitan Athanasius of Limassol.

The relics were found 12 years after the death of the elder.

Elder Joseph of Vatopedi died on July 1, 2009. Many monasteries were revived by the efforts of the outstanding elder and his brotherhood, including the famous Athonite monastery of Vatopedi.

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