Tuesday, December 11, 2012

St. Paisios on the incorrupt Relics of the Ionian

St. Spyridon the Wonderworker (http://pravicon.com/images/sv/s1946/s1946033.jpg
Elder, could St. Spyridon have asked from God that his Relic remain incorrupt?

-No, how could that have happened? The Saints don't ask for such things. God willed that his Relic remain incorrupt in order to help people. And behold how God arranges things! Because Kerkyra (Corfu), Cephalonia and Zakynthos are near Italy, and that it would be easy for people to be seduced by Catholicism, He placed a great barrier there: St. Spyridon, St. Gerasimos and St. Dionysios.
Amateur translation from Source: Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain, Words VI, On Prayer. The Holy Hesychasterion "St. John the Theologian", Souroti, Thessaloniki (http://vatopaidi.wordpress.com/2012/12/12/ο-γέροντας-παΐσιος-για-τον-άγιο-σπυρίδ/)
Sts. Gerasimos of Cephalonia and Dionysios of Zakynthos (http://pravicon.com/images/sv/s0523/s0523005.jpghttp://pravicon.com/images/sv/s0646/s0646004.jpg)   
Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us! Amen!

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