Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damianos was celebrated in Shubra

Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damianos was celebrated in ShubraThe Greek community celebrated the Feast of Saints Cosmas and Damianos at the Church of Saints Anargyroi in Shubra, Cairo. The parish went to the church to celebrate the memory of the saints at the festal Vespers on October 31, 2020, and the next day of the feast.

Metropolitan Nikodimos of Memphis spoke about the beneficial, miraculous and healing grace of the Saints who come from Asia Minor. He said that they were named Anargyroi [Unmercenaries] because their love did not allow them to accept payment from their fellow human beings.

He spoke about the Prophets and Apostles who preach the Word of God, as he said, as reported by ekkairo.org.

“Whoever has love does not envy but endures everyone. He endure everything and does not do ugly things. He does not ask for his neighbor to get hurt. He loves his neighbor more than himself. His whole existence is a flame of love. If man does not have love, then God abandons him and does not allow him to cultivate his talents,” said the Metropolitan of Memphis, adding that no matter how many gifts one has, if one does not love, then those gifts have no significance.

The Metropolitan of Memphis was accompanied by the Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Saint Georgios, Archimandrite Damaskinos Alazrai, the Megas Ecclesiarch, Archimandrite Stefanos Soulimiotis, and the Fathers of the Patriarchate, among them, Ioakeim and Paisios.

After the Divine Liturgy, the presentation of the book by Giannis Fourtounas “The Greek Shubra” took place at the Spiritual Patriarchal Center.

The teacher and writer Ioannis Fourtounas, who has been living in Egypt for many years, tried to highlight the Greek element of Shubra through the book presented.

According to Ioannis Fourtounas, as reported by ANA-MPA, the Greek Orthodox Church of Agioi Anargyroi was founded in the 1920s by Patriarch Meletios Metaxakis, with the famous Patriarchal School of Shubra.

In fact, in the following years, the Greek language had been taught to Egyptians since 1983.

On his part, Metropolitan Nikodimos of Memphis congratulated the author on his work, as well as the president of the Patriarchal Orthodox Spiritual Center, Georgios Zoumboulidis. The event took place in the presence of the consular and parish authorities.

Source: Orthodoxtimes.com