Fr. George Passias is no stranger to controversy.
Pokrov.org reported in 1998 an article written by the Theodore Kalmoukos (of the National Herald) that Fr. Ephraim has had significant influence in the administration of the Archdiocese. The former Chancellor, Fr. George Passias, happens to be one of Elder Ephraim’s most loyal followers. Ephraim is also admired by the former President of the Theological School, Archimandrite Damaskinos Ganas, who, according to sources, wanted to invite Fr. Ephraim to hear confessions from students. Fr. Ganas did not respond to the Herald’s offer for an interview.