New film on venerated Greek Orthodox St. Nektarios arrives in theaters for one night only

DENVER, Feb. 8, 2022 – “Man of God,” a one-night-only Fathom Events release, is the inspirational and award-winning story of Saint Nektarios — one of the most renowned Greek orthodox saints. He is widely known for his impactful writings and miracles.


The “Man of God” cast features Academy Award ® nominee Mickey Rourke (“The Wrestler”), Hellenic Academy Award winner Aris Servetalis (“The Waiter”) and Alexander Petrov (“Attraction”). The music for the film was composed by two-time French Cesar winner Zbigniew Preisner with special performance by Golden Globe winner Lisa Gerrard. The movie is written, directed and produced by Yelena Popovic.


A priest of the common people, St. Nektarios’s popularity provoked jealousy among 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 miraculously arose to walk. Nektarios was recognized as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church in 1961, and his feast day is celebrated Nov. 9.


Tickets for this inspirational, biographical drama  — coming to select theaters nationwide on Monday, March 21, 2022 — can be found at or at participating theater box offices.


For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change). For group sales information, click here.


Man of God” dominated the Greece/Cyprus box office for four straight weeks when it was released in August 2021.


Watch the “Man of God” trailer here.


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The film was produced by Simeon Entertainment and View Master Films in association with the Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi, St. Maxim The Greek Institute, The Holy Metropolis of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki and Eurogroup, and with the support of Ingenuity-FO, Deep Dream, NP Insurance, Minetta Insurance and EKOME (The National Center of Audiovisual Media and Communication). In the US, promotional partners include Antenna 1 Satellite, Orthodox Christian Network and Ancient Faith Ministries. Pinnacle Peak Pictures (fka Pure Flix) is handling international sales for the film.