Bishop of Corfu, Nektarios: ” Our people are made out of the Faith to God and His Saints”
On Sunday morning, November 5th, 2017, the litany of Saint Spyridon’s relic took place in the island of Corfu with particular glory, on the occassion of remembering the saving of the island by the plague through the miraculous intervention of Saint Spyridon, in 1673 (First Sunday of November, Protokiriako)
In his message, his Eminence the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands mr. Nektarios mentioned that today Corfu celebrates the miracle that our spiritual father and protector, Saint Spyridon did, when saved the people from the plague.
Mr. Nektarios added that particularly today that our Orthodox Faith is once more in danger, it is very necessary to remain steady to what our Faith says and that our Ancestors gave us. The huge amount of loyal people today proves the trust and love of the Corfiots for their Saint. Even if the authorities and the new conditions of being try to put Christ outside, they will never be able to accomplish it. Our people are made out of the Faith to God and His Saints. Greece will always remain the impregnable fortress of the Christian Faith, the respect for the human beings and culture.
Before the litany of Saint Spyridon’s relic, the Matin and Episcopal Divine Liturgy took place with his Eminence the Bishop of Trimithounta mr. Varnavas being the first to participate. Also, the Bishop Rouse mr. Naoum and the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, mr. Nektarios participated in the Liturgy.
Mr. Varnavas mentioned in his speech during the Divine Liturgy, the humble, peaceful Saint Spyridon who in his life became a vessel of the Holy Spirit, source of cures and miracles.
Finally, mr. Varnavas wished the Prayers and the Gracefulness of Saint Spyridon to strenghten the loyal Christians in their everyday spiritual struggles.