Tonsure of a nun in the Holy Metropolis of Corfu
On Saturday, January 26, 2019, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios, visited the Church of the Virgin Mary the Odigitria (Panagiopoula), part of the Holy Monastery of Virgin Mary the Platytera, where he did the Divine Liturgy and did the Tonsure of the nun Theonymfi.
In his speech the Bishop of Corfu expressed his great gratitude to Holy Theotokos, for the first time she had done the Divine Liturgy to this stakeholder.
Furthermore, Mr. Nektarios noted that the life of the Monk is a crucified life, a struggle against the evil one, so that human will cut off his own will and carry on in their life the will of the Lord, since He is the passion of his soul . In this spiritual struggle given by the Monk or the Nun, there are three stages, according to the Divine Fathers of our Church, namely purification, illumination and vision.
In conclusion, his Eminence wished to the nun Holy God, Christ through the embassies of the Most Holy Mother to grace her, but also to give the Triune God power to Archimandrite father Timothy Georgiou, Abbot of the Monastery and spiritual father of the nun Theonymphi.