Celebrating Saint Euphemia in the Holy Metropolis of Corfu

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Celebrating Saint Euphemia in the Holy Metropolis of Corfu

On Thursday, July 11, 2019, his Eminence the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios did the Divine Liturgy in the celebrating Monastery of Saint Euphemia in Anemomylos.

Archim. father Sarantis Sarantos did the preaching and referred to the life of Saint Megalomyrus Euphemia. The Holy One gave all of her love and life to the Lord Jesus Christ, thus declaring that the whole present life is so important that it corresponds to infinite eternity. She earned this life by giving Christian testimony. Moreover, Saint Euphemia appeared to Saint Paisios in his humble pouch, and after he had ascertained that he was indeed Saint, he emphasized the value of the martyrdom to our Christ. So our martyrdom cleanses us and introduces us to the Kingdom of Heaven.

Concluding, Father Sarantis begged his Eminence to be bound to God so that more and more people would walk with the Lord.

Prior to the end of the Divine Liturgy, Mr. Nektarios, after referring to the many years of spiritual bonds he had with P. Sarantis, also emphasized that in turn, Saint Euphemia miraculously attested to the truth of the decisions of the Second Ecumenical Council, at which the heresy of Monophysitism was condemned. Both the Orthodox and the heretics after the Synod decided to place on the graceful relic of St. Euphemia, the minutes of the Synod. When the heretics placed the documents of their evil deeds, they were found at the feet of the Saint. On the contrary, when the Orthodox put the record in the hands of Saint Euphemia, they remained in the same position, attesting to the good faith.

In his conclusion, the Bishop of Corfu wished that St. Euphemia be the guide in the life of every Christian, today dominated by a new form of error, where man has made a God in his own measure to serve his needs.

 

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