November 9, 2019

The First Church Built in Honor of Saint Nektarios

Icon of St. Nektarios blessing Kymina

The first church built in honor of St. Nektarios the Wonderworker was built by Protopresbyter Nikolaos Meletides in the early 1960's in Kymina, Thessaloniki. This church contains the priestly stole of St. Nektarios from Aegina as a sacred relic and the shrine has become a source of many miracles for the faithful of the region of Macedonia and elsewhere.

Among the many miracles of the Saint in this church is the following: In 2015 a certain gentleman entered the sanctuary of the church and offered a prosphoron to a priest to be used in the Divine Liturgy. The priest was getting ready to celebrate the Liturgy with the parish priest. The gentleman then returned to his seat. The parish priest then called the gentleman to ask him about something, so the gentleman went. Not seeing the priest to whom he gave his prosphoron to, he asked the parish priest where he was. The parish priest replied that he was the only priest there. It was then they realized he had seen a vision of St. Nektarios, who had appeared in the church many other times before.