The Synaxis of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in the Holy Metropolis of Corfu
On Thursday morning, November 8, 2018, his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios did the Divine Liturgy in the celebrating Holy Church of the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel in Doukades village.
In his preaching, his Eminence mentioned that God apart from the created world, made also the spiritual one where nine orders which are called Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim, Dominions, Powers, Authorities, Principalities, Archangels, and Angels. These spiritual creatures serve and glorify the Triune God. An order though, the one of Lucifer, fell and thus, some Angels turned to Demons and fight God ever since, while leading people to the path of loss.
The same happens today too, continued the Bishop of Corfu, many people have been demonized and having left Christ, filled with evil selfishness and love of pleasure. They believe wrongly that with their own powers, they will become perfect. In particular, the ones who play key roles in the society, take orders from the dark centres of abroad in order to lead our people to destruction.
Moreover, Mr. Nektarios underlined that the Holy Clergy and the loyal people, during the Divine Liturgy, are similar to the Angels who glorify the Triadic God. We should not forget when praying, our Guardian Angel, who is always next to us and will take our souls leading them to Christ. With the spiritual struggle, Christians glorify their Creator and honor their Guardian Angels.
In his closing, his Eminence after wishing to everyone and our homeland be protected and blessed by the Holy Archangels, congratulated the teachers for bringing their students to the Holy Church.