On the eve of the Entrances of the Virgin Mary, His Eminence the Bishop of Corfu and Paxos Mr. Nektarios odid the Divine Liturgy and spoke at the church of Agia Marini and the new martyr Triantaphyllos from Zagora in his hometown. He also performed a forty-day memorial service for his relatives during the divine service.
In the congregation, he addressed words of support to the mourners but also to all people. It was prompted by the gospel reading that one of our Lord’s disciples asked permission to go and bury his father and return to him, and another asked him to arrange the material things with which he was bound and to return again. to the Lord. Our Lord Jesus Christ, in the first, said leave the dead And bury themselves dead, which means that we must not cling to the human, because the human body walks to unite with the earth from which it was created, but it is preferable to take care of our spiritual inner necrosis of our sin and passions in order to have the joy of our union with God and to the other he said it is not in your interest to return because he who returns and leaves for the moment the cultivation of the inner and the spiritual then he is not welcome in the kingdom of heaven not because God does not accept us but because we ascend to the ephemeral and the earthly and lose our way to the heavens.
They are eternal messages that concern man from the beginning of his creation and to these questions or concerns, our Lord Jesus Christ gives us the answer so that our life is unhindered on our way to heaven. He wished condolences to the relatives and expressed his joy for communicating once again with his acquaintances and spiritual children from his special homeland!