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Cutting the New Year’s Cake in the Holy Metropolis of Corfu

On New Year’s Eve, His Eminence the Bishop of Corfu, Paxos and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios, in front of the local authorities and representatives of the holy clergy and ecclesiastical commissioners, priests and associates, cut the New Year’s cake in the diocese of the Holy Metropolis! This custom was established twenty years ago, ie when his Eminence became the Bishop  in Corfu!
The ceremony was attended by the Regional Governor Ms. Rodi Kratsa after two vice-governors and the President of the Regional Council, the Mayor Ms. Meropi Hydraiou central municipality of Corfu and the President of the Municipal Council Mr. Dimitrios Metallinos. His Eminence the Archbishop of our Roman Catholic brothers in Corfu, Mr. George Altouvas. Representatives of all military, naval, police trainers, firefighters, etc. of the local authorities, and representatives of the priests of the metropolitan province, the missionaries and the executives of our institutions, etc. During the service, the students of the School of the Ecclesiastical Music of the Holy Metropolis chanted some beautiful songs and hymns.
After the ceremony, His Eminence wished the attendees for the new year about the value of time and mainly spoke about the distinction of its use! He went on to say that the quality of time depends on us humans on how we will use it with works of virtue and faith or with works of sin and infidelity? He even mentioned the fact of contempt of the faith by Mosialos and others who undermine the faith and life of the church! And he called on the priests and the executives of our missionary activity to undertake spiritual forces to guard our work entrusted to us by God in 2022, to ask the rulers for cooperation and coexistence for the progress of our Corfu and its elevation and in terms of spiritual but also material of our people and our brothers! He gave his paternal wishes and expressed his love to everyone.
The Regional Governor and the Mayor and the Rev. Archbishop of the Roman Catholics of Corfu on our island also expressed their wishes for the following year. In the end, the New York’s cake was distributed and the ceremony ended!

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