The Fourth Part of the Akathist Hymn and the Small Compline in the H.M. of Corfu
On Friday afternoon, April 5, 2019, his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios did the fourth part of the Akathist Hymn and the Small Compline in the H.C. of Saint Arsenios in Lefkimmi.
In his speech, his Eminence analysed some verses of the Akathist Hymn. “ Rejoice, water washing consciences clean; Rejoice, cup that mixes great joy. ”. Our Lady is the water washing consciences clean, with the Incarnation and Birth of Son and Word of God, the consciences and souls, parts of the Divinity in the internal world of each person. So is the Word, the way of communicating, love, justice, joy, etc. are all God’s gifts. On the other hand, when humans put God aside, everything is turns into its opposite, since they are given to people by God’s enemy, devil. Lady Theotokos becomes the washing stand cleaning our consciences and souls. She is also linked to the cup that mixes great joy during the Divine Liturgy.
In his closing, the Bishop of Corfu wished to everyone strength and patience for their spiritual fight during the Holy Lent, to experience the Passion, Crucifixion, Burial and Resurrection of Christ with the embassies of His Mother.