General Clerical Meeting of the Holy Metropolis of Corfu
On the occasion of the Holy and Great Lent, on Tuesday morning, 5 March, 2019, a General Clerical Meeting of the Holy Metropolis of Corfu was held at the Spiritual Centre.
His Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and the Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios, pointed out to the fathers of the local Church the great importance for the life of the priests of this stage of the virtues, the Holy and Great Lent, which is the most honorable period of the liturgical year. The priest is called upon to intensify his prayer, fasting, charity, and to be diligent in the fulfillment of all the sacred Sects of this period. In this way, the priest can then give it to the people of God, who are thirsty for Christ, especially in our time, which is characterized as spiritually empty
Moreover, in the Meeting, issues of administrative interest were discussed and the body was informed of the local Church by a delegation of the Clergy of the Holy Metropolis who participated in the recent General Assembly of the H.U.C.G. about the possible forthcoming legislative changes concerning the service relationship of our Clerics with the Greek State. The speakers were the Protopresbyter Fathers Athanasios Kokkinopoulos and Father Georgios Bogdanos. Unanimously the fathers of the Holy Metropolis decided to continue their further movements as a body, under the blessing of Mr. Nektarios.