THE DEPARTURE OF SAINT SPYRIDON’S HOLY RELIC FROM CHICAGO WITH PROFOUND EMOTION
In a spirit of emotion, faith and expectations of visiting again, the Corfiot delegation, headed by his Eminence Metropolitan of Corfu Nektarios departed from Chicago.
The Metropolitan of Corfu carried along the holy part of Saint spyridon’s right hand which is kept apart from His relic in Corfu.
On the last day, a visit to the Greek School of Saints Konstantinos and Eleni’s parish in Pallos Hills was held. The Greek Americans participated with profound sadness in the last Solicitation to Saint Spyridon.
The head of the Church father Tilemachos Alikakos asked Metropolitan of Corfu not to forget the members of the Greek community and to give them again such an opportunity of blessing and spiritual awakening, while underlining the bonds of the Greek community with Greece.
On behalf of the delegation, Archpriest Themistoklis Mourtzanos pointed out that the Saint is the friend, ambassador and father of every community or people who love and pray to him, while expressing his gratitude for their hospitality and love.
The right hand of the Saint returned in Corfu, on Tuesday afternoon, on October 17,2017.