The Bishop of Corfu in Mathraki
On Saturday, July 21, 2018, his Eminence the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios did the Divine Liturgy in the Holy Church of Saint Nikolaos in Mathraki Island, one of the Diapontian Islands.
In his speech, his Eminence explained to the faithful the Gospel’s reading of the day, our Lord’s speech, according to which humans have to follow one of the given roads, either with Him or against Him. Moreover, Christ warns that all sins can be forgiven except for one, blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
With this blasphemy, humans deny the saving Holy Grace and thus, they condemn themselves.
Furthermore, the Bishop of Corfu, having expressed his great joy and emotion for being there with the residents of Mathraki, who keep on a daily basis the grounds of our homeland, warned the faithful asking them to be in constant alarm due to the ongoing crisis on our National Issues.
Macedonia has already been sold, even though many refuse to accept it. Next one is Thrace, then Aegean islands, Epirus, Diapontian Islands in order to set the Exclusive Financial Zone in Albany. We observe every day the external plans to be in immediate effect against the Orthodox Greece.
This responsibility lies both to the ones in power but also to the citizens of this country. What we experience today results from our distancing from Christ, the denial of our local identity and tradition and the mimicry of the western models.
In his closing, Mr. Nektarios having thanked Mr. Vasileios Argyros for his work on Diapontian Islands, invited the faithful ones to keep in their hearts the inextinguishable fire of faith and patriotism.
With our love for Christ and our homeland, we will manage to unitedly cope with the New Order of Things and what it imposed on us.