December 12, 2011

Saint Spyridon Saves His Island In 1940

During the Greek-Italian War of 1940, Kerkyra (Corfu) received for one year daily air strikes by Italian aviators, though losses were minimal.

During these raids, which did not stop even for Christmas, something was very strange. Although the Italian planes were flying normally very low, despite Kerkyra having no antiaircraft defense, the bombs generally did not fall within the city but far away at sea. It was as if a hand was pushing them there. And when once a bomb fell in the female section of the Church of Saint Spyridon, noting the fact that it was full of women and children, the bomb did not explode. The igniter of the mechanism did not work. The Saint did not allow it. Who can remain silent and not to exclaim: "Glory to Your All-Holy Name unto the ages, sweetest Jesus."

Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos