The Feast of the Annunciation in the Holy Metropolis of Corfu
On Thursday, May 17, 2018 his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios did the Divine Liturgy in the celebrating Church of the Annunciation in Arillas village.
In his preaching, the Bishop of Corfu mentioned that with His Annunciation to the sky, Jesus Christ put humans in God’s throne. Now human is on the right side of God the Father. This is the greatest honor for the humans, who in their disobedience, tasted the wear, the pain and the death, both the bodily and the spiritual.
In addition, his Eminence noted that the disciples asked for Christ before He ascended to the heavens, to abandon them, not to leave orphans, but to stay with them. The Lord, with His ungodly mouth, assured the disciples that he would be near them, all the day to the fulness of the devil, sending them the Paraclete. The greatest certainty is the presence of the Lord and the Holy Spirit in the world. Though people, by their own selfishness, by their narcissism and by their greed, they despise God, yet He as a loving Father expects every man to come to himself and return.
Mr. Nektarios also stressed that the overwhelming events performed for our salvation by God cannot be understood by the finite human logic, except with the illumination of the Holy Spirit. But in order to become a man receptive to the Divine Grace, he needs to fight spiritually against the wicked.
In closing his Eminence, wished the Lord to strengthen, protect and enlighten all Christians.