Saint John’s celebration in Corfu
On Sunday morning, January, 7, 2018 his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands Mr. Nektarios did an Episcopal Divine Liturgy in the celebrating church of Saint John of Corfu Town along with the presence of many people.
In his preaching, the Bishop of Corfu mentioned that the Holy Glorious Prophet and Forerunner was the first one to confess the Triadic God. The day’s part of the Gospel mentions the confession of the Holy Glorious Prophet. Saint John confesses that the God Father revealed to him, the Messiah that is the incarnated Word along with the Holy Spirit that appeared during the baptism. Saint John confessed this incarnated Word.
Moreover, Mr. Nektarios underlined the fact that Saint John did not have supporters and followers, even if he could. For this reason, in the Epistle Reading of the day, Saint Paul encourages the Christians of the Ephesus not to be separated in teams within the Church, because all Christians compose the Body of Christ and they only belong to Him.
Also, his Eminence pointed out that our job is to recognize and worship the Triadic God and to confess Him, taking Saint John the Forerunner as an example.
In his closing, Mr. Nektarios invited all the faithful Christians to imitate the life of Saint John the Forerunner, which leads us to Theognosia (Knowledge of God) and the union with Jesus Christ.