The Divine Liturgy of the Holy Thursday in the Holy Metropolis of Corfu
On Holy Thursday’s morning, April 5, 2018, his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios did the Vesper and the Divine Liturgy of Saint Basil the Great in the Holy Church of Saint Spyridon the Wonderworker.
In his speech, the Bishop of Corfu, underlined that the Lord asks us to eat and drink His Body and Blood, in order to be united with Him. Human is the one who participates in the Holy Mystery of Divine Communion, acquires the same body and the same blood with Lord and every single one of his/her cell is Christ, Himself. However, this does not imply that everyone can participate in the Divine Communion, without previously being clear internally, with the tears of repentance and the crushing of his/her heart, in the holy confession. Because Judas also took part in the Last Supper, but instead, he betrayed his Master.
In addition, his Eminence emphasized that the Priest calls on the faithful to come to the Sacred Mysteries in fear of God, faith and love.
The fear of God does not mean terror, but respect, and the mind and heart of the man in Christ. It is still necessary for the believer to have full faith in the Triune God, but above all love, both for the Lord and for his brothers.
In closing, Mr. Nektarios wished good resurrection to everyone.
It is worth noting the great participation of the faithful in the Divine Communion.