Description: Christ mentioned, “Blessed are you once they revile and persecute you, and say all types of evil towards you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for nice is your reward in heaven.” These phrases had been proven to be true within the lifetime of Saint Nektarios the Wonderworker of Aegina. This saint of God endured from his fellow clergymen precisely what Christ foretold: they disdained him, excluded him, hated him, and slandered him, all as a result of he adopted Christ’s commandments. However drastically was he rewarded – not solely with salvation, but additionally in that his holy relics emitted a candy perfume and myrrh, carried out many indicators and miracles, and remained incorrupt for a few years.
On this discuss, Father Kosmas discusses in some element the miraculous relics of Saint Nektarios and numerous his miracles. He describes the forty years after the repose of the saint main as much as his canonization in 1961. He likewise emphasizes the significance of analyzing all elements of 1 who’s to be thought of a saint – not simply indicators and miracles.
The next questions are additionally mentioned: what did Saint Nektarios prophesy relating to his monastery on Aegina? Was it proper to color icons of and compose providers to the saint earlier than he was canonized? How are fanatical zealots and ecumenists related in spirit? Why are reality with out love and love with out reality satanic? Are incorrupt relics at all times an indication of holiness? Why do the our bodies of some saints stay incorrupt, whereas others decompose?
Different factors lined on this discuss embody: how Protestants wrongly condemn the veneration of saints and relics; healings of the possessed on the saint’s tomb; a miracle involving a dying paralyzed boy; the conversion of an unbelieving bishop; the miraculous deliverance of a sinking ship; the which means of the assertion “miracles are for the unbelieving and never for believers”; and true saints versus false.
Speak 52 period: three hrs 45 minutes
Chanting period: 18 minutes (Canon to St Nektarios)