Saturday, October 22, 2022

A 1967 Medical Examination of the Incorrupt Relics of Saint Gerasimos

 By Demetrios Panagopoulos, Preacher

(From a sermon on February 13, 1983 or 1984)

In 1967, a committee of scientists (medical examiners) had gone to examine the relic of Saint Gerasimos (in Kefallonia) and provide a "scientific" (if possible) solution to the incorruption of the sacred relic.

They sat for several days and considered it. In the end, they compiled a report that, among other things, confessed that the incorruptibility of the sacred relic is beyond the realm of science.

But the most amazing thing of all was that their leader, who was cold and indifferent to the faith, was for twenty days locked up in his house and troubled. When he was later asked why, he confessed that while examining the relic, at one point, he felt a pulse (a sign of a living person) in the Saint's hand!
Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Isaac Newton's Scientific Analogy for the General Resurrection of the Dead

Isaac Newton, the famous physicist, one day passed a cemetery with his students, and some of them asked:

"How is it possible that the dead bodies, long ago corrupted, could become again bodies of their own souls?"

The next day in class Newton mixed iron particles with sand and other materials.

"Who could separate these iron particles from the sand and put them together?"

He received no reply.

Then Newton took a magnet and brought it closer to the scattered iron particles. There was a commotion of the particles. The small particles started to stick on the magnet, one after another. There wasn’t even a single iron particle left in the sand. Then Newton told his students:

"Wouldn’t the One Who gave such power to the dead metal, also give our souls the power needed for them to return to their own bodies?"

Monday, January 3, 2022

One Year Since the Beginning of Vaccination in Greece (Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos)

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and Agiou Vlasiou

Indeed, a full year has passed since the day the vaccination started in Greece and I received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on December 27, 2020, as a representative of the Church of Greece, and some days later on the 21st of January 2021, I received the second dose, and glory to God I am until now in good health.

In the statements I made then and in a text I wrote I formulated the two reasons that led me to this decision.

The first reason was a thought that prevailed in me that, from our childhood and throughout our lives, we received many vaccinations, we took many medicines and so we survived so many years in life and we praise God for that. Also, we thank the scientists, who with the help of God kept us alive, to work for the glory of God and the Church, but also the good of society.