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“Man of God” US Release 

NEW YORK – Man of God, Yelena Popovic’s highly anticipated award-winning box office hit based on the inspiring life of our beloved Orthodox saint, Saint Nektarios of Aegina, is coming to the big screen across the United States in 800 theatres nationwide on March 21 as one-night only Fathom Events release. 

The film starring Hellenic Academy Award-winner Aris Servetalis, Russian superstar Alexander Petrov, and Golden Globe-winner Mickey Rourke was made on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the saint’s death and has won the hearts of the public in Greece, Russia, and Serbia.

Man of God depicts the trials and tribulations of Saint Nektarios of Aegina, as he bears the unjust hatred of his enemies while preaching the Word of God.

Exiled unjustly, convicted without a trial, slandered without cause. The life of St. Nektarios of Aegina was one of persecution and prosecution. A priest of the common people, his popularity provoked the jealousy of the clergy in Alexandria and as a result, he was defrocked and expelled from Egypt. In contrast to his religious “superiors”, Nektarios cared for the poor, taught peasant girls to read and write, and performed miracles. Even his last moment on earth was used to help another: upon his death, Nektarios’ undergarment was removed, and as it fell upon a paralyzed man in the hospital bed next to him, the lame man arose to walk. 

Man of God is a production of Simeon Entertainment in cooperation with Vatopedi Monastery on Mt. Athos and the St. Maximos the Greek Institute.