Bishop of Corfu, Mr. Nektarios: “Today’s boldness is seen as an annoyance and as a revolt.”
Blessed was the memory of Saint Theodoras of Augustus and Vlasius the Holy Martyr in Corfu, where on the morning of Monday, February 11, 2019 he was celebrated in the Holy Metropolitan Church of the Virgin Mary the Spilaiotissa, Cemetery and Saint Theodora and Vlassios, the Matin and the Divine Liturgy were made by the bishop of the Metropolitan of Corfu, Paxoi and the Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios. During the Divine Liturgy the loaves were blessed.
The Bishop of Corfu in the speech took the occasion of the boldness of Saint Theodora, who speaks about the blessing that the Holy One has before the throne of the Lord, and stressed that today the boldness is seen by people as annoyance and as a revolt. Nerve and audacity first and foremost against God. Man asks Christ to fulfill all his desires. When he sees that his desire is not being realized, he becomes an abuser of the Lord.
Moreover, his Eminence has called upon the faithful to compare the personality of Saint Theodora, wife of the emperor of Byzantium Theophilos, with the present wives of the Heads of State, whose sole purpose is their self-promotion and cramming. On the contrary, the Holy Theodora had in her whole life as her bride the Bridegroom Christ. For Himself he fought and He confessed, defying the Orthodox faith, against heresy and error.
Mr. Nektarios also referred to the big problem that Greece faces and is no more than the demographic one. The state itself and its policy, instead of encouraging young couples to father a child, considers the solution of this problem to be a massive settlement of foreigners in our homeland, while providing benefits to them alone.
In conclusion, Mr. Nektarios stressed that the large participation of the faithful in the Divine Liturgy is the best answer to all those who attempt to alter the Orthodox belief of our country, turning it into a neutral state. Our people were and will remain faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ, to Our Lady and to all the saints of our Church.