The faithful of Perth celebrated the hundredth anniversary since the Repose of Saint Nektarios the Wonderworker, Bishop of Pentapolis, at the namesake Holy Temple, on Monday, November 9th.
The celebrations began on the eve of the feast with the Hierarchical Vespers and continued the next day with the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy officiated by Bishop Elpidios of Kyanea.
In his sermon, the Bishop stressed that “throughout his life Saint Nektarios suffered persecution and slander” and pointed out that “all these, however, he dealt with extreme patience, forgiveness and infinite love”.
In addition, the Bishop of Kyanea reminded the faithful that the Saints do not cease to appear and that the most recent Saint who was canonized a few weeks ago by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Saint Kallinikos Metropolitan of Edessa scented beautifully during the exhumation, as it happened with Saint Nektarios.
The Consul of Greece in Perth, Georgia Karasiotou, and the principal, teaching staff and students of the Greek Orthodox day school of Agios Andreas, together with the faithful from all the parishes of Perth, celebrated the 100th anniversary since the Repose of Saint Nektarios.
After the Divine Liturgy followed the procession of the icon and the holy relics of Saint Nektarios inside the temple.
Finally, the Bishop conveyed to all the blessings and love of Archbishop Makarios of Australia, while he mentioned that the renovation project of the Holy Temple of Saint Nektarios has begun, thanking the first donors for their contribution.
The luncheon for the feast of Saint Nektarios will take place on Sunday, November 15, which is the first day of the Christmas fast.