Saint Nektarios of Aegina, the Wonderworker & Bishop of Pentapolis

Feast Day: November 9th

& September 3rd – Translation of his Holy Relics


The Life of Saint Nektarios: On the Island of Aegina he found an abandoned Monastery dedicated to the Holy Trinity, which he began to repair with his own hands…

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Prayers

Akathist Hymn

Paraklesis

Apolytikion: O faithful, let us honor Nektarios, Divine servant of Christ, offspring of Silivria and guardian of Aegina, who in these latter years was manifested as the true friend of virtue. All manner of healing wells forth for those who in piety cry out, “Glory to Christ who Glorified you; Glory to Him who, through you, wrought wonders; Glory to Him who, through you, works healing for all”.

Kontakion: In joy, let our hearts praise the latest shining star of the Orthodox, the newly erected rampart of the Church. For, Glorified by the work of the Spirit, he abundantly pours forth the Grace of healing to those who cry out, “Hail, Father Nektarios”.

Hymn: What crowns of praise shall we place upon the Hierarch, he who lately shown forth and illumined the Church with the lamp of piety? The new adornment of the Orthodox, and equal in zeal to the former Arch-Priests. For by his way of life full of wisdom, he was Glorified by Christ, Who grants to all, through him, the great Mercy.

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One time, Saint Nektarios appeared to a most-pious Cleric and complained: “It’s as if we Saints are in retirement… The people don’t Pray to us, don’t entreat us, don’t ask us for anything, don’t give us any handiwork to do. They don’t give us the opportunity to Pray to God for them…”

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When Saint Nektarios visited a Village in Romania, to minister to the faithful through the Sacraments: Indeed all the documents were written in Romanian while his name was written in Greek with the name of his signature, Nektarios, Bishop of Pentapolis…

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Icons and Photos

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Saint Nektarios in Icons with other Saints.


Quotes by Saint Nektarios

When the man of pure heart looks at the world of nature, that is, at the sky, the Earth, and the sea and at all things in them, and observes the systems constituting them, the infinite multitude of stars of Heaven, the innumerable multitudes of birds and quadrupeds and every kind of animal of the Earth, the variety of plants on it, the abundance of fish in the sea, he is immediately amazed and exclaims with the Prophet David: ‘How great are Thy works, O Lord! In wisdom Thou made them all.’

The path leading to perfection is long. Pray to God so that He will strengthen you. Patiently accept your falls and, having stood up, immediately run to God, not remaining in that place where you have fallen. Do not despair if you keep falling into your old sins. Many of them are strong because they have received the force of habit. Only with the passage of time and with fervour will they be conquered. Don’t let anything deprive you of hope.

Happiness is found within ourselves, and blessed is the man who has understood this.

He who keeps watch over the words he is about to say, also keeps watch over the deeds he is about to do.

The Church received many Traditions from the Apostles… The constitution of the Church Services, especially of the Divine Liturgy, the Holy Mysteries themselves and the manner of performing them, certain Prayers and other institutions of the Church go back to the Sacred Tradition of the Apostles.

Sacred Tradition is the very Church; without the Sacred Tradition the Church does not exist. Those who deny the Sacred Tradition deny the Church and the preaching of the Apostles.