The Abbot of Athonite monastery Vatopedi Ephraim was involved in a road accident

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in fotomontagen of the Vatopedi monastery, Ephraim. ArchiveThe Abbot of Athonite monastery Vatopedi Ephraim was involved in a road accident© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

The Abbot of the Vatopedi monastery on mount Athos, Archimandrite Ephraim got in an accident, he’s not injured, reported the newspaper «Proto theme.»

According to him, the accident occurred on Sunday at 15:30 (16:30 GMT) on the motorway «Egnatia» in the tunnel before the city of GREVENA in Western Macedonia. The car lost control, possibly due to bad weather conditions.

Just in the car were four people — the driver, the Abbot and two monks. All were taken to the hospital GREVENA. The driver was not injured, slight injured two monks, they will have to stay in hospital for two or three days, the newspaper reports, citing doctors.

According to the «Proto theme», Archimandrite Ephraim not injured, but the doctors decided to keep him in the hospital and run some tests as a precaution.

Ephraim, 19 Nov must have been present in the city of Patras in the Peloponnese at the presentation of his book «Elder Joseph of Vatopedi (1.7.1921 — 1.7.2009)».

Vatopedi monastery is known in Russia — in 2011 in Moscow and other Russian cities Archimandrite Ephraim, brought belt of the virgin, the Shrine was venerated by over 3.5 million people, including top leaders of the state.