POWER CAN NOT DEFEAT THE LOVE OF PEOPLE FOR CHRIST!
After the Holy Vesper, celebrated by his Eminence Metropolitan of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands Nektarios,the events for the celebration of 100 years after the establishments of the Greek Orthodox community of Saint Spyridon were continued in Palos Heights.The Metropolitan of Corfu carried along the holy part of Saint spyridon’s right hand which is kept apart from His relic in Corfu.
Despite the bad weather conditions, the church was full of people and Metropolitan Nektarios preached about the celebration of Agioi Pateres (Holy Fathers) who, participating in the 7th Ecumenical Synod supported the real orthodox Christian Fatih, the value of the holy icons and the holy relics, even though the state authorities opposed. The Metropolitan stressed that “Power can not defeat the love of People for Christ” and pointed out that our Holy Saints were helped by the Holy Spirit in their confession of truth, no matter how hard were the circumstances.
The same happens nowadays too. Even though, the authorities and the State Power do not believe in God anymore, they vote laws which change the traditional characteristics of our society, they make the Church to tremble, the latter will never stop fighthing in favour of the Truth along with those who follow the example of our Fathers. We will answer to the current challenges!
The Metropolitan of Corfu emphasised with profound emotion, his enthusiasm for the piety of Greek Americans, for the fact that they keep the faith unscathed and they think of it as a link with Greek Nation. He also underlined the importance of Saint Spyridon’s presence who came to help them through His relic. He thanked once more the head, father Tilemachos Alikakos and his partners for the hospitality.