January 4, 2022

"Saint Nikephoros Came To Comfort Me in My Pain" (Elder Eumenios Saridakis)

There was a certain woman who took care of Elder Eumenios Saridakis the last year of his life. According her testimony, on January 4th that year, which had been the day of the repose of Saint Nikephoros the Leper, the Elder was in a lot of pain. Suddenly, at one point, she heard the Elder say: "And I also love you very much." When she later asked him to tell her who he was speaking with, Father Eumenios replied: "Saint Nikephoros celebrates today, and he came to see me. He told me that he loves me very much and he came to comfort me in my pain."