Bishop of Corfu, Mr. Nektarios: “The Triune God only remains unaltered.”
On Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2nd Sunday of the Lent, his Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios did the Divine Liturgy in the Holy Church of Virgin Mary of the Foreigners.
In his preaching, the Bishop of Corfu taking as a starting point the Epistle Reading of the day, noted that only the Triune God remains unaltered always and forever.
We notice that today humans, similarly to all the historical time periods, try through the scientific accomplishments to win immortality. Yet, all their attempts are in vain. The route to overcoming death is when moving along with the Leader of Life, our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Moreover, his Eminence mentioned also the celebrating Saint of the Day, Saint Gregory Palamas. Our Holy Church placed the feast of Saint Gregory in the second “step” of the Great Lent, as a stepping stone of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the victory of our infallible Faith against heresy and lying. Saint Gregory Palamas fought firstly for the Orthodox Faith and secondly for the Christian moral. Saint Gregory fought the heresy coming from Hespery , which supported the blasphemous belief that God’s actions in this world are built.
But the actions of the Triune God are essential and therefore, uncreated. An example of the uncreated energy is the discrete presence of Christ in the life of humans. Most importantly, the unveiling of the Uncreated Power consists in the Light of Transfiguration. The fallacy appearing today is huge since supposedly all people believe in the same God. The Triune God of the Orthodox Christians is revealed to the world, takes human form, is crucified, rises from the dead and is ascended to the Heavens.
Moreover, Saint Gregory Palamas fought for the moral of the Orthodox who are called to live according to the Will of God and not their own, since the former leads to salvation and sanctification. The union with Christ is realized through the ascesis, calmness, praying and wishing “Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me”.
Unfortunately today, the whole world is dominated by the amoralism and the demolishment of every concept of morality in the name of the so-called human rights. A compass of the life of Christians is the eternal word.
In his closing, Mr. Nektarios pleaded the faithful Christians to pray to the Lord of Glory for the release of the two executives of our Armed Forces who are held as hostages by the Turkish authorities.