June 20, 2014

The German Protestant Who Was Told By St. Nektarios To Become Orthodox

On June 20th we went with the Association for the Protection of the Unborn Child on a pilgrimage trip to Aegina.

We venerated the grace-flowing relics of Saint Nektarios and went into his bedroom, his tomb and in his majestic new church, which was built by the late Metropolitan Hierotheos of Hydra.

A nun told us about many miracles of Saint Nektarios, such as healing those suffering with cancer, those who have been seriously injured, and even the clinically dead. She also told us about apparitions of the Saint as well as the following amazing incident:

"In 2007", she said, "a German Protestant came to our Monastery. Certain people told him to put his ear to the tomb of the Saint to hear his cane knocking. So he put his ear to the tomb and heard a voice saying to him in German, 'You will become Orthodox and after two years you will return here to liturgize.'

The German was shocked and when he returned to his homeland he was catechized, baptized Orthodox and became a priest, and not too long ago he came and liturgized in our Monastery."

Source: Translated by John Sanidopoulos.