The Ecumenical Feast of the Entrance of Virgin Mary to the Church at the Holy Metropolis of Corfu
On Wednesday, November 21, 2018, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios, did the Divine Liturgy at the celebrating Holy Church of the Virgin Mary Kremasti, in Corfu town.
In his preaching, his Eminence emphasized that by entering and dedicating Herself to the temple of Solomon, the Virgin Mary preached our salvation, for the Son and Word of God is born at the time of His Divinity, and in time, according to His humanity, in the viscera of the Lady. Our Lady becomes the living, the living temple of God, the Saints’ Saints. She, with her spiritual struggle, remained clean and unspoilt. Moreover, as Saint Gregory Palamas mentions, Angels brought Her food, since our Lady would offer the Bread of life, the Saviour of the human race, who destroyed with His death, the state of Hades, giving to us the eternal life.
Finally, the Bishop of Corfu stressed that Our Lady always helped us in the historical course of our Nation. We, for our part, are bitter about it with our falls, our passionate state and our persistence in sin every day, but She always intercedes to her Son and God for our salvation. That is why, even in the difficult moments that we are going through this time, Our Lady will not abandon us, it is enough for us to pray, to thank Him and to have Him in our lives.
After the end of the Divine Liturgy, Mr. Nektarios did the Glorification Service ath the Metropolitan Church, for the Day of our Armed Forces.