June 23, 2012

The Reclusive Hermitess Christina Has Reposed

According to Romfea.gr, today, Saturday 23 June 2012, at the age of 87 years old, the Eldress Christina reposed.

The Eldress was born in 1925 and was from Kilkis Akritas, though she lived a reclusive ascetic life for many years at the Hermitage she herself founded in Prasinada Paranesti.

She was tonsured a nun at the Holy Sepulcher by the Patriarch of Jerusalem Benedict, and received the Great Schema from the Archbishop of Sinai Damianos.

It should be noted that the Eldress lived the life of a hermitess at Sinai. She also helped established the Holy Monastery of Panagia Pangaiotissa, in the Holy Metropolis of Eleutheroupolis. From here she received the blessing from her spiritual father, the blessed Elder Eusebios Vittis, to live an eremitic life in Paranesti.

She was perhaps the only hermitess in Greece; a recluse nun who helped many people through her prayers and admonitions.

The funeral of Eldress Christina will take place today at 17:00 at the Holy Monastery of Panagia Pangaiotissa in Eleutheroupolis, presided by Metropolitan Chrysostomos of Eleutheroupolis.

Finally the Eldress will be buried at her own Hermitage, in a grave she has prepared for herself.