Saint Nikodim of the Holy Mountain

Venerable Nikodim (Nikodemos) of the Holy Mountain (1749-1808) is one of the most well known Greek saints of recent times.  Having received an excellent education he entered monasticism on the Holy Mountain, where he labored in asceticism for many years, fighting for the purity of Church tradition. The works of St. Nikodim are distinguished by their multifaceted character.  From his pen came the collections of patristic works known as the “Philokalia” and “Evergetinos,” commentaries on the psalms, the epistles, and the Church canons and liturgical texts; ascetic and polemical works, lives of the Greek new martyrs, and other works as well.