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Sunday of the blind person and the anniversary of Constantinople’s Fall

His Eminence the Bishop of Corfu, Paxos & Diapontia, Mr. Nektarios, officiated and spoke at the Holy Church of Saint and Miracle Worker Spyridon, where he offered a memorial prayer for the last emperor Constantine
During his speech, His Eminence, taking occasion from the didactic evangelical passage, emphasized three points. First, that the miracle of the birth of the blind performed by our Lord, is a confirmation of the first creation, which created man from clay and breathed life into him. The Fathers of our church speak of this miracle, that the way in which Jesus Christ healed the congenitally blind, using exactly the primordial way of creation, which put clay in the place of the missing sense of sight. The second point is the infidelity, cruelty and malice of the Pharisees, who despite their confession, that they found the group of the blind, that only an apostle of God could perform such miracles, but their fear of losing their favor of their people, but also their authoritarian positions, did not allow them to see with a pure heart the miracles performed by our Lord. The third point is the confession and revelation of the divinity of Jesus Christ, to the healed blind man asking him if you believe in the Son of God and he answers who the Lord is. Then our Lord is revealed to the blind man, saying to him, “And you see him, and he who cries out after you, he is.”
Our barren age has led people to disregard the presence of God and stubbornly deny His presence by copying the Pharisees. Although we have lived the life reborn in Christ, our selfishness and our sin keep us blind in the presence of God. Our age is a sterile age of true crucifixion love not only for God but also for our fellow man, an age without faith, without hope, without certainty. Our Lord is waiting for us to review our lives, our actions which are full of deceit and our course in this world.
At the end, His Eminence performed the memorial prayer for the rest of the soul of the last emperor of Byzantium, Constantine Paleologos and the thousands of Greeks – Romans who fell fighting for the faith and homeland in the impregnable walls of Constantinople on the 29th. 1453. His Eminence called on the church members to unite their prayers, but also not to forget our history and the Reigning city. The first patriarch Gennadios Scholarios, after the fall of the city, put on the emblem of the imperial and at the same time the patriarchal-spiritual, the two powers, embodying the tradition of our nation until the last patriarch Mr. Bartholomew who lived as free citizens to this day to transmit history, the legend of Byzantium and civilization, maintaining in the heart of Romiosyni “again for years and years again ours will be”.

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