Bishop Maximos of Melitene celebrated at the St. Stephen’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral, along with Protopresbyter Fr. Panagiotis Xenitelis and Deacon Anton Gelyasov.
In his sermon the Bishop of Melitene referred to the greed of the people, commenting that we must “watch out and avoid the cunning traps of the devil. Do not be deceived by the superficial and draw quick conclusions.
The devil uses means such as indolence, fear, insecurity to throw us into his nets, while in modern times he even uses misinformation and propaganda.
Especially online propaganda is a new weapon of Satan aimed to disrupt the unity of the Church. Those who use such devilish methods will be generously rewarded by their master, since they will be eternally in the arms of the devil and will enjoy what they have worked for in their lives.
He who labours for the good and is benevolent, enjoys the respective fruits from God; he who works wickedly and deceitfully, shall fall prey to the devil for ever, and shall perish in the darkness.”