Synaxis of the Archangel Michael and the other Bodiless Powers: Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Salaphiel, Jegudiel & Barachiel in the Holy Metropolis of Corfu
On Wednesday morning, November 8th, 2017, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands made the Divine Liturgy in the Church of Agios Nicolaos De Vecchi, in Corfu Town.
In his preaching, the Bishop mentioned that God apart from the material world, created the spiritual also. In the latter belong the Angelic Orders which are the Seraphim, Cheroubim, Thrones, Dominions, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Archangels and Angels. All the spiritual beings assist and glorify the Triadic God. One Order, however, the one of Eosphoros (Lucifer) fell of Paradise and these Angels were turned into Demons with only one aim; to fight God and take people away from Him.
This happens today too, continued the Bishop, as many people have been demonised and taken away from Christ with the Eosphoric Egoism and Sensualism. They believe that only with their own powers, they will be able to be perfect.
Moreover, the Bishop pointed out that no matter how far science goes, humans will always have limited possibilities as far as the complete understanding of the universe is concerned, because he, himself is a creation of God.
In his conclusion, mr. Nektarios stressed the fact that both the priests and the local people look like the Angels who glorify Triadic God during the Divine Liturgy. The only difference consists in the fact that people receive Christ as His Body and Blood. It is important to remember when praying our Guardian Angel who is always next to us and will take our soul, leading it to Christ” said the Eminence.