Clergy Meeting in the Holy Metropolis of Corfu

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Clergy Meeting in the Holy Metropolis of Corfu

On Tuesday morning, December 3rd, 2019, a general clergy meeting took place in the Spiritual Centre of the Holy Metropolis of COrfu. General Speaker was the Archimandrite father Myron Simonopetritis, spiritual father of the Holy Monastery of Pantokrator in Agios Athanasios, in Agros.

Fr. Myron made reference to the life of the priest both inside and outside the temple. He emphasized that an element of priestly life is the sacrificial spirit. Moreover, the priest is called to be dignified, to work hard and in order, to be decent and clean. He referred to the reasons of the newly born Saints Paisios of Mount Athos, Hieronymos Simonopetritos, as well as of the great Mount Athos celebrities such as Ephraim Katounakiotis and Aimilianos Simonopetritis.

Fr. Myron pointed out that the priest’s roles are distinct. He is a minister and shepherd in the temple, while he has a wife and father in his home. If the priest does not find time for his wife and children, then his love is inactive. The priest is called to act as an agent of exchange in his family. But let him also take care of himself outside the holy altar and work in conscience with the presence of God. To have purity of soul against mystery, not to be burdened with judgment or judgment or curse against a third party, but to be a person who operates in love!

His EMinence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands Mr. Nektarios, after thanking the speaker with whom he has been associated for a long time with friendship and esteem, asked the priests to have spiritual calmness and purity within their Christmas holidays. to have order both in the temple and in their lives. At the same time, he gave instructions on administrative and spiritual matters, and in the end greeted one by one with the clergymen wishing them “Merry Christmas”!

 

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