Star Dojran ( 10.05.2006 )
Today, on the day of the holy apostle Simeon, the brother of the Lord, Metropolitan Nahum of Strumica celebrated Divine Liturgy in the church of saint Maximus the Confessor and saint Gregory Palamas in Star Dojran.
“By the rational movement of our soul, we are an icon of God. Our body, for its part, is the soul’s dwelling place. Yet, with Adam’s sin, not only the traits of this God-likeness have been defiled, but our body, too, little by little has fallen into corruption. Therefore was the Word of God incarnated, because God with His Baptism has given us the water of salvation for our rebirth. We are reborn with water and through the action of the Holy and Life-giving Spirit. Hence, we are purified with both body and spirit—at least they who strive toward God with the whole of their will—in that the Holy Spirit takes abode within us, and the sin runs away from Him…” (saint Diadochus of Photike).