GOD’S PEOPLE ARE GATHERING AROUND CHURCH
On Saturday morning, February 8, 2020, his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands. Mr. Nektarios did the Divine Liturgy in the celebrating Church of Saint Theodore the Stratilatis in Perivoli village.
The Bishop of Corfu talking to the crowd, underlined that Saint Theodore was engaged in the work of faith in Jesus Christ, even though he lived through the period of persecution. No one in his own time could understand who Christ was, the amount and greatness of His love. The detainees at that time had deified themselves. They rejected the Christians because they understood that the faithful would not accept them as gods. A similar situation exists in our time. The new order of things, globalization, divinized matter, money, and goods, so that people would turn away from the true God and make us accept as gods who rule the world, but we are called upon to hold to the doctrine of of witnesses. .
The witnesses remained incompatible with the sermons that deify the people. This is the case today. Tangible goods are futile and interim. Our spiritual weapons give us eternal wealth. God’s providence then does not abandon us in terms of materials. Christ is still recruiting today those who want to love the truth.
The martyrdom is not a shame. Confession of martyrdom by faith means overcoming death, it means eternal life, it means communion with Christ forever. The righteous, therefore, who lives in the faith and resurrection of Christ lives in the century.
Seasons pass, but they do not change. But the Church is not submerged. Faith is not erased, no matter how violent, as tormented, no matter how tragic and suffering. Those who are ideologically promoted may not like, dislike, but the people of God feel alive in the presence of God and join the Church. No one will beat this bond!
The Bishop of Corfu ordained as a spiritual father the priest of the Holy Apostles Parish father Nicolas Rigos.
The Divine Liturgy was attended by, among others, MP Stefanos Gikas, Mayor of South Corfu, Mr. Constantine Lessis and local officials.