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St Nectarios of Pentapolis & Aegina

The Image of those Who Hope in God

By St Nektarios of Pentapolis How beautiful, pleasant and charming is the image of those who trust in the God Who saves, in God the compassionate, the merciful, the good God Who loves humankind. People who hope in God are truly blessed. God is always a help to them and they have no fear of anything that other people might ... Read More »


The following teaching is taken from the personal memoirs of one of Greece’s most celebrated and erudite holy elders, Fr Philotheos Zervakos. In the following account, Elder Philotheos recalls to memory his visit to Aegina to find his spiritual father, the blessed St Netarios of Pentapolis. Upon his arrival to the monastery he observes an elderly man working, not recognising ... Read More »

St. Nectarios of Pentapolis speaks to future priests

The following is taken from an address given by St. Nectarios when he was first assigned dean of Rizarios Ecclesiastical School. “My children, in each of you there exists a future priest, an important element of the history and future life of our suffering country. You should be proud to wear your cassocks (anteri). Pray to the Almighty that He ... Read More »

Writings of Saint Nectarios of Aegina: An Anthology of Nectarian Teachings

Selected Passages From the Writings of Orthodox Saints Compiled by Father Demetrios Serfes Christianity. Christian religion is not a certain philosophic system, about which learned men, trained in metaphysical studies, argue and then either espouse or reject, according to the opinion each one has formed. It is faith, established in the souls of men, which ought to be spread to the ... Read More »

Sacred Catechism of the Eastern Orthodox Church the One Holy Catholic & Apostolic Church

By ST. NEKTARIOS OF PENTAPOLIS Translated from the Greek original by Protopresbyter George Dion. Dragas PhD, DD, DTh Introduction CHAPTER I Concerning the Sacred Catechism 1. What is a Catechism; and what is a Sacred Catechism? A Catechism is teaching about divine things. Sacred Catechism is the teaching of the Church of Christ, through which those Christians who have been already catechized and ... Read More »