Deacon Ordination in the H.M. of Corfu
On Saturday, April 6, 2019, his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands,Mr. Nektarios did the Divine Liturfy in the Metropolitan Chapel of Saint Nektarios, of the Holy Monastery of Saint Theodoroi in Kamara village, where he lives and he ordained as a deacon the Monk Joseph.
In his speech, the Bishop underlined that he prays especially for him to become a capable serviceman of our Lord, the new Deacon, who will serve one of the Diapontian Islands without money. He underlined that he chose this place, of his calmness and he rests spiritually, in order to ordain the new Deacon, knowing that he, himself is happy in calm places. The many qualifications and virtues that he has, made Mr. Nektarios ordain him as a deacon father Joseph in such a short term.
Father Joseph, continued his Eminence could stay in his homeland, but he chose like Abraham to come here, where he was sent by God in order to serve his fellow people and children of God. The new Deacon is called to have patience, sacrificial love and humbleness. Then God will bless him, in days when our homeland has changed and the secular spirit prevails.
In his closing, the Bishop of Corfu prayed and wished that father Joseph will be blessed by the Divine Grace and all of our Saints.
It should be noted that the new Deacon is a lawyer, musician,hagiographer and knows many foreign languages.