Saint Spyridon’s Basmata (the re-entrance of the relic into its Position)
On Monday afternoon, August 13, 2018 in the Holy Church of Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker, the Basmata service took place (re-entrance of the relic into its position).
The most pious Bishop of Nazianzus, Mr.Theodoritos had a prominent position. The service was preceded by the Paraklisis (Requesting Prayer) to Saint Spyridon.
In his short speech, Mr. Theodoritos noted that Saint Spyridon is a distinguished Saint of our Orthodoxy, who experienced the truth of our Lord’s face. For this reason, for more than seventeen centuries, our Church celebrates his memory, especially in the blessed island of Corfu, which kept the “borders” for centuries. “Borders” of faith, tradition, cultivation, humanity and civilization.
Moreover, the most pious underlined that we need to maintain the long-year Orthodox tradition, where there is everything, that is, the ancient Greek philosophy and spirituality, but also the faith to the Triune God.
In his closing, Mr. Theodoritos invited the numerous worshippers to come back spiritually, in a crucial period for the humanity, through the embassies and prayers of Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker.