Bishop of Corfu, Mr. Nektarios: “Saints show us the correct way to the path of our lives”
On Monday, April, 29. 2019 his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios did the Divine Liturgy in the celebrating church of Saint George, in Ano Korakiana on the occasion of Saint Athanasios’s relic disposal.
In his preaching, the Bishop of Corfu analysed the Gospel’s reading of the day, the dialogue between Lord and Nicodemus, who even though he was a Pharisee, had spiritual questions and a bright mind. Nicodemus asked Christ how can someone who is old to reborn, taking as an answer the one who is born only with flesh remains flesh. The one who is reborn with water and spirit can have the eternity. He/She can become part of this hope and this spiritual dimension of sky and eternity through the Resurrection of Christ.
Referring to Saint George, his Eminence underlined that all our Saints have been reborn spiritually through Jesus Christ. This faith to the Resurrection from the dead and their hope to Him empowered the Martyrs to overcome the fear of death, confessing with boldness Jesus Christ as their Lord and God. Saints show us the correct way to the path of our lives. We should never forget that martydrom for Christ’s sake was always there. The example of the Saints teaches us to not hesitate to confess Christ even with our own blood. Our own Lord invites us to be courageous and brave with spirit of power, since He will empower us during our Confession in front of the others.
In his closing, Mr. Nektarios wished to the faithful that the Resurrected Christ will light and bless their lives.