November 11, 2021

The Nephew of Saint Nektarios

Anastasios Kephalas was the thirteenth and youngest child of the teacher Haralambos Kephalas, who was the brother of Saint Nektarios Kephalas. He was not only the nephew of the Saint, but also the godchild, since he was baptized by his uncle.

When Anastasios was 12 years old, he was the Saint's last relative to speak with him before his repose, which he did for three hours before he delivered his soul to the Lord at Aretaeio Hospital in Athens on November 8, 1920, at 22:30.

The icon of the Saint depicted here was painted by his nephew Anastasios.