The Blessing of Vassilopita (New Year’s Greek cake dedicated to Saint Basil) of the Holy Metropolis of Corfu
On Sunday morning, December 31st, 2017, his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands blessed and cut the New Year’s cake dedicated to Saint Basil, in the Bishop’s Residence of the Holy Metropolis with the presence of clergy and people.
There were the Governor of the Ionian Islands region, Mr. Theodoros Galiatsatos, the Vice- governor Ms. Nikoletta Pandi along with the military services of the island. In his speech, Mr. Nektarios mentioned that time is a result of humans’ limits.
Even if humans try to surpass these limits through science and technology, they remain in the same condition.
On the other hand, continued the Bishop of Corfu the Life Donator Christ donates time to humans as a chance of repentance and change in their lives. Humans need to use the time that is given to them in order to return to God. As a result, along with our solid faith, our final enemy, Death, is surpassed.
In his closing, Mr. Nektarios wished to all the priests of our Local Church, a happy, blessed and healthy New year, full of God’s Grace and Saints’ blessings.