On Sunday May 13/26, His Eminence visited the parish of Saint Isidore of Chios to celebrate the feast day of the Saint together with the parishioners, accompanied by His Grace, Bishop Maximos and Priestmonk Benedict. His Eminence delivered a sermon on the Gospel reading of the day, stressing that Christians never say “that’s just the way I am” but ever work towards the goal of sanctification through repentance. The Christian is works until his last breath to become a better person (which means a better Christian), since we are not ourselves if we are separated from God.
After the service of the Divine Liturgy and the procession with the icon and relics both of Saint Isidore and Saint Photini (The Samaritan Woman), a festive meal was served for the faithful.
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In the August 6, 2009 edition of the newspaper «Ελεύθερη Ώρα» (Free Time), the following article was published with the title “Grapsas, Paisios and the Prophecy!”:
“There was another prophecy for General Grapsas and they feared it.
For some time now the prophecy of Elder Paisios is circulating. Certainly, while the prophecy is one thing, reality is something else, but somewhere there is an extreme. Read more...
Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Tucson, AZ, is a beautiful mission parish near downtown Tucson, a city in southern Arizona. It was started in 1997 by Father John Bockman, who was a missionary priest formerly serving missions in Tennessee and Massachusetts since 1990. Read more...