On Sunday, April 8, 2018,the Matin and the Divine Liturgy of the Resurrection were sung in the Holy Metropolis of the Virgin Mary the Spilaiotissa, with this Eminence, the Bishop of Corfu, Paxoi and Diapontian Islands, Mr. Nektarios. The litany of the icon of Resurrection was done before in the streets of the old town of Corfu.
In his speech, the Bishop of Corfu underlined that the Resurrection of the Lord is the basis of our Faith. As Saint Paul, the Disciple of the Nations says, if Christ had not risen from the dead, our Faith would be in vain. Resurrection is a confession. This Faith kept the Christian people standing throughout the centuries, united and helped them create culture. If this Faith did not exist, we, the Greeks, would have disappeared long time ago. This Faith nurtured important personalities of our countries, such as Ioannis Kapodistrias, Dionysios Solomos, Paul Melas.
In his conclusion, Mr. Nektarios wished the hope that the hope sprung from the Life- giving Tomb to continue to be the coherent link of our people, especially in these difficult moments we are going through.
At the end of the Divine Liturgy, his Eminence visited the Chronically Suffering People’s foundation “The Platytera”, where he distributed food to the stuff and traditional brioches.