The Unrivaled Protectress by St. NektariosThe Mother of God was, is, and will continue to be the Unrivaled Protectress of Christians. The introductory chapter by Saint Nektarios, the selected fifteen miracles of the Salvation of Sinners, and Saint Nektarios closing ode to the Ever-Virgin contained in the small, full color booklet, will set the readers heart aflame with reverence and love for, and fill it with hope in the Queen of Heaven and earth.
Monastery of Saint Nektarios - Aegina Island
One of the most visited sites on Aegina is the church of Agios Nektarios Saint Nectarios and the the monastery of Agia Triada The Holy Trinity that is located on a higher level overlooking the church. He was officially recognized as a saint by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in Yearly, thousands of people from all over the world coming to Aegina to visit the tomb of Agios Nektarios for healing reasons, to pray to him or ask for his blessings. Agios Nektarios was known as a great miracle worker, particularly as a healer of every sort of disease, he was also a prolific writer, theologist, philosopher, moralist, educator, poet, ascetic and mystic. Above all Agios Nektarios was a man of deep prayer, and a hard worker who laboured just as everyone else around him, no work was ever dishonorable to him. In at the request of several nuns, he established a monastery for women on Aegina named The Holy Trinity, where he lived for the rest of his life as a monk.
Saint Nektarios is the protector saint of Aegina. The monastery that is dedicated in his, abstains 6 Km from the harbour of the island. It is built in the place Xantas, opposite from the hill of Paleochoras. It is the most important religious monument of Aegina. The monastery was established by the Metropolite Pentapoleos, Nektarios Kefalas, who is known today as Saint Nektarios. He was founded the monastery at period — It was dedicated to Agia Triada the trinity and built on the ruins of a previous Byzantine monastery.
Saint Nectarios of Aegina Monastery Thanksgiving
Very big church but of no particular architectural or artistic interest. Very important though for the orthodox religion. Nice scenery from the higher levels. Pleasant to visit, but noticeable donations are required to pay for the big church that has been built a replica of the original. If you walk higher up you get to to the original where the tomb of A. Neckarios is housed. Our driver from Aegina marina stopped here for us to have a quick look at the church on our way back from Temple of Aphaia.