Below are some photos of the house in which Saint Ephraim was born in 1384 and lived the first few years of his life. This is in Trikala. His name was Constantine Morphes and this house is located on the banks of Lethaeos. Opposite the house on the other side of the river is the Church of Saint Stephen, it was here where Saint Ephraim was Baptised.
Saint Ephraim was orphaned at a young he and was one of seven children in his family. When he was 14 years old he was sent to the Monastery on Mount Ammomon dedicated to the Annunciation of the Mother of God, and Saint Paraskevi the Great Martyr, this was to protect him from the mass kidnappings of children at that time. Saint Ephraim loved Christ very much and dedicated his life to him. At the age of 18 he became a Novice, and was later Tonsured a Monk and Priest.