On the homonymous hill of Corfu, where the Holy Church of the Ascension of Christ is located, His Eminence the Bishop of Corfu, Paxos & Diapontia Islands, Mr. Nektarios, officiated on the evening of the feast in the presence of the Mayor of Central Corfu, Mr. Mitropis Metros , the participation of priests from neighboring areas and a large number of believers.
His Eminence spoke about the content of the feast and wished us all to be full of the joy of the Ascended Lord. On the eponymous day he goes to northern Corfu and to the village of Arillas in the Holy Temple of the Ascension, where he officiated in the presence of a large number of believers, accompanied by his deacons and priests of northern Corfu.
In his speech he analyzed the evangelical passage which refers to the appearance of our Risen Lord before the gathered eleven disciples and His Blessed mother and while giving them mortgages, assuring them of His resurrection and the promise of God the Father, he also received them. led to the Mount of Olives, Little Galilee. Before their eyes the fact of His ascension took place, ascending to heaven he received with Him the human nature, which, borrowed from Our Lady and now human nature united with the divinity of Jesus, sides at the right hand of God and Father, deified . Thus we each have the opportunity to walk the path of deification.
The Apostles received certainty through blessing and walked with that certainty and hope in the universe at the command of Jesus Christ to evangelize mankind. Thus on the day of Pentecost the promise of the Father is revealed through the descent of the Holy Spirit to the disciples and Apostles and from the four points of the horizon the church of Christ is gathered, so that humanity may live in the church, for the sake of Pentecost.
Today people seek certainties outside the church of Christ and His promise, but wherever modern man sought this certainty and hope, whether in wealth, modern technology, or culture, he remained in his uncertainty and its failure, while the certainty and hope of God’s promise is what keeps us upright in life and foretells the future. At the end, His Eminence ordained Fr. Spyridon Mouzakitis as Churchkeeper, appreciating the tireless work he offers to his parish.