Elder Ephraim’s Newest Nunnery: Orthodox Christian Sisterhood of the Holy Unmercenaries in Coolidge, AZ

Orthodox Christian Sisterhood Of The Holy Unmercenaries is an Arizona Non-Profit filed on January 25, 2017. The company’s filing status is listed as Good Standing and its File Number is 21554714; State Code is 21927003B.

The Registered Agent on file for this company is Alison Morgan (Gerondissa Pelagia) and is located at 2800 W Moore Road, Tucson, AZ 85755. The company’s principal address is 2800 W Moore Road, Tucson, AZ 85755. The Sisterhood itself existed for many years before it was officially incorporated with the State of Arizona and the house has been inhabited by Greek Orthodox nuns for almost 15 years.

2800 W Moore Rd, Tucson, AZ is a single family home that contains 9,400 sq ft and was built in 1975. It contains 15 rooms, 6 bathrooms and an outdoor pool. The property itself is 17.8 acres and was purchased by the monastery in 2003.

Orthodox Sisterhood of Unmercenaries Google Maps

In Pima County Records, the owner of the property is listed as Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery, Inc. and past residents have included “Chris Arvanitakis” (aka Hieromonk Nektarios originally from St. Anthony’s Monastery).

The company has 3 principals on record:

  • Alison Morgan (Abbess Pelagia) from Tucson AZ,
  • Aristi Despina Moschonas (husband of Dr. Constantine Moschonas who runs the St. Stephens Foundation for Elder Ephraim) from Scottsdale AZ,
  • Linda W. Smith from Florence AZ.

One of the nuns, Adelfi Epistimi, is currently running a gofundme campaign for her twin sister, Presvytera Mihaela Zaharescu, who was recently widowed in July, 2018. So far, they’ve acquired $31,279 of their $150,000 goal: https://www.gofundme.com/help-the-zaharescu-family

Schema-Nun Thekla

One of the Monastery’s original nuns, Sister Thekla (Irini) Garrett passed away on December 19, 2012. She had been a nun there since 2008. Geronda tonusred her into the great schema in September of 2012, a common practice before one of his monks or nuns is about to die as it is considered a “second baptism”. Similar to the first baptism, it is suppose to wash all the monastic’s sins away. Both of the Elder’s monasteries in Tucson, AZ don’t have an “official” blessing or sanction to exist in the Greek Archdiocese (Metropolitan Gerasimos blessed them but instructed Elder Ephraim to keep them low key due to the anti-monastic politics and sentiment in the GOA). Due to this, Schema-Nun Thekla’s body was buried at St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Monastery, Inc. in Texas.

The nuns periodically sell their goods at SaddleBrooke Two Farmers & Artisan Market.

ORTHODOXCHRISTIANSISTERHOODOFTHEHOLYUNMERCENARIES Tax Exempt Letter

Orthodox Sisterhood of Unmercenaries tax inquiry

Orthodox Sisterhood of Unmercenaries Company Information

Orthodox Sisterhood of Unmercenaries Company Contacts

Orthodox Sisterhood of Unmercenaries

Chrisanthos Arvanitakis: Hieromonk, Construction Worker, Corporate Agent

Hieromonk Nektarios (Chrisanthos) Arvanitakis is originally from Toronto, ON. He went to Arizona to become a monk in 1996, with the blessing of his mother, Antonia. His younger brother, Nikos, went down to Arizona in the 2000s to become a monk. Antonia was at one time a spiritual child of Geronda Joseph in Picton, ON, but afterwards switched to Geronda Paisios.

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Far left: Hieromonk Nektarios (Chrisanthos Arvanitakis), originally from Toronto, Canada.

 

Fr. Nektarios (Chris) Arvanitakis is or has been registered at all of the following addresses:

2001

Fr. Nektarios is both president and director of the Dormition of the Theotokos Monastery.

Dormition of the Theotokos, 2006
Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery in Cochise Stronghold, 2006

Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery, Inc., is an Arizona Non-Profit filed on November 29, 2001. The company’s File # is 10102583

The Registered Agent on file for this company is Chrisanthos Arvanitakis and is located at 4784 N St. Joseph’s Way, Florence, AZ, 85132. The company’s principal address is Chrisanthos Arvanitakis 4784 N St. Joseph’s Way, Florence, AZ, 85132. (This was later changed to P.O. Box 7, Coolidge, AZ 85228. However, the actual address of the Monastery is 437 N. Cochise Stronghold Rd., Cochise, AZ 85606).

 

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The company has 4 principals on record:

  • Chrisanthos Arvanitakis from Florence, AZ.
  • Dr. Alex J. Trigonis, DDS, from Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Dr. Constantine Moschonas, MD, from Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Haralambos Giannaris from Regina, Sask (Canada) [Is currently not listed on the forms]
  • Nicholas Arvanitakis, Fr. Nektarios’ younger brother, became Vice-President on August 8th, 2012. His address is listed as 437 N. Cochise Stronghold, Cochise, AZ 85606.
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List of Directors for Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery, Inc.

(Dr. Alex J. Trigonis is the brother of the monk Fr. Arsenios, also a dentist, at St. Anthony’s Monastery. Their father also became a monk at St. Anthony’s Monastery and later became a schema-monk before he died. He is buried in the cemetery at St. Anthony’s. From the beginning, the Trigonis family has been large benefactors for the monastery.

The Giannaris family owns the famous Greko’s Greek Restaurant in Regina, Saskatchewan: http://grekosrestaurant.com/people.html )

NOTE: On March 25th, 1999, St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Monastery registered the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery, Inc., as a Domestic Not-For-Profit Corporation in New York under # 2360652. The company’s address was listed as St. Nektarios Greek, Orthodox Monastery, Inc., 100 Lake Anawanda Road, Roscoe, New York, 12776.

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On March 25th, 1999, St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Monastery registered the Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Monastery, Inc., as a Domestic Not-For-Profit Corporation in New York under # 2360652.

2002

Fr. Nektarios is the manager of Fistiki Farms

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Fistiki Farms aerial shot (1797 N Cochise Stronghold Rd, Cochise, AZ 85606, USA)

Fistiki Farms, L.L.C., is an Arizona Domestic LLC filed on June 26, 2002. The company’s File # is L10358088.

The registered agent for this company is Steven L. Bosse and is located at 3507 N. Campbell Ave #111, Tucson, AZ 85719. The company’s principal address is P.O. Box 7, Coolidge, AZ 85228.

The company has 2 principals on record. The principals are Chrisanthos Arvanitakis from Coolidge, AZ and Theotokos Greek Orth Dormition from Coolidge AZ.

(Note: Steven L. Bosse is a Lwayer specializing in taxes at Gabroy Rollman & Bosse PC http://www.gabroylaw.com/Attorneys/Steven-L-Bosse.shtml )

2008

Fr. Nektarios is the manager of Ipara, L.L.C.

Ipara Contracting License (St Stephens Foundation)
Ipara LLC Contracting License (St Stephens Foundation)

Ipara, LLC is an Arizona Domestic LLC filed on August 19, 2008. The company’s File # is L14714195. The registered agent on file for the company is Chrisanthos Arvanitakis and is located at 104 S Sycamore Street, Florence, AZ 85232.

The company has 2 principals on record. The principals are Chrisanthos Arvanitakis from Florence, AZ and St. Stephens Foundation from Florence, AZ.

IPARA LLC [Cropped]

 

(Note: The St. Stephens Foundation is an Arizona Non-Profit filed on June 12, 1998; File # 08426902. George Koulouris is the registered agent. The company’s principal address is also 104 S Sycamore Street, Florence, AZ 85232. The company has 3 principals on record:

  • Dr. Constantine Moschonas, MD from Scottsdale, AZ is listed as President.
  • George Giannaris from Regina, Sask (Canada) is listed as Secretary.
  • George Koulouris from Florence, AZ is listed as Treasurer.

However, there is also an individual who goes by the name of St Foundation and is associated with Ipara, LLC in Florence, AZ) See: https://scottnevinssuicide.wordpress.com/2014/12/18/st-stephens-foundation-yearly-income-of-1-63-million/

 

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2010

There are 2 companies that go by the name of Ocean View Farming LLC. These companies are located in Cochise Arizona and Modesto California. They are connected as the company contacts for the Cochise LLC are the members of the Modesto LLC

Ocean View Farming L.L.C. is an Arizona Foreign LLC filed on August 13, 2010. The company’s File # is listed as R16209422.

The registered agent on file for this company is Chrisanthos Arvanitakis and is located at 1797 N. Cochise Stronghold Rd, Cochise AZ 85606. The company’s principal address is the same.

The company has 2 Principals on record:

  • Benjamin Steele (Modesto, CA)
  • Jeffery D/Michele A. Curry (Modesto, CA)

(Note: Benjamin Steele also owns Steele Ventures, Inc.; a California Corporation filed on October 1, 2003, File # C2554018. Benjamin is the registered agent and is located at 427 Doherty Ave., Modesto, CA. The company’s principal address is PO Box 798, Modesto CA, 95353.)

Benjamin Steele of Modesto, CA.
Benjamin Steele of Modesto, CA.

Ocean View Farming LLC is a California Domestic Limited-Liability Company filed on May 18, 2010. The company’s filing status is listed as Active and its File Number is 201013910148.

The Registered Agent on file for this company is Benjamin Steele and is located at 427 Doherty Ave, Modesto CA 95354.

The company has 2 principals on record:

  • Benjamin Steele Trustee of the Benjamin J. Steele Revocable Trust dated March 10, 2005 from Modesto, CA.
  • Jeffery D. Curry and Michele A. Curry Trustees of the Curry Family Trust dated 11-21-08 from Modesto, CA.
104 S. Sycamore St Florence, Arizona
104 S. Sycamore St., Florence AZ.