Bishop of Corfu, Mr. Nektarios: “Life is a spiritual journey towards Divinity”
On Sunday, August 5, 2018, his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands Mr. Nektarios did the Divine Liturgy in the Holy Monastery of Ypsilos Pantokrator in the North part of Corfu.
In his preaching, Mr. Nektarios analysed the Epistle’s part of the day, noting that Saint Paul invites the Corinthians to imitate the Disciples. This work is a very difficult one. Wherever, the words or Truth are preached, there are many reactions and thus, Christ’s Disciples become objects of irony and mockery and also were persecuted for their faith. However, thanks to their faith and love for Christ, Saint Disciples did not only change their minds but were empowered and many of them, sacrificed their lives for the Lord of Glory.
Moreover, his Eminence mentioning the extraordinary miracle of the Transfiguration of our Lord in front of his Disciples, underlined that life is a spiritual journey towards Divinity. Christians’ mission is to unify with God. That’s why, they communicate lovingly with Him. However, the envy created by the evil and the desire of humans to be completed without the Divine Grace, led to the Fall which brought sin, decline and death. On the Mount Tabor, the Triune God is transfigured and revealed. Everyone is invited to participate in this Transfiguration,living a life with Christ in it, realising our sins, our repentance, the removal of our own will and the participation in the Holy Mysteries of our Church and above all with our love for the Triune God and our fellow people.
In his closing, his Eminence having congratulated the faithful people who come to the mount Pantokrator from the 1st of August, keeping an old custom alive, which reveals the on going faith of Corfiots and then wished to everyone to have the Transfigured Christ as a leader to the road of Salvation and Blessing.