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St. Nektarios the Wonderworker #247423 08/02/07 01:15 AM
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Where can I find the Akathist to St. Nektarios in English?

I received two bottles of Holy Oil from Father Germanos of St. Nektarios Greek Orthodox Monastery in Roscoe, NY, a pair of icons, and a pair of cards with a road map to the monastery today.

I'd also like to know if I should obtain a brush to apply it or how one applies it otherwise.

I have a friend with a malignant brain tumor that has returned and my mother-in-law is still struggling after her stroke.

Thank God for the generosity each one of you shows to me.

In Christ,

BOB

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Bob,

Interesting you should mention St. Nektarios.

My family and I just set up his icon at our icon corner. We had received the holy water and oil from the shrine and had used it to pray for my grandfather prior to his leg amputation, which went very well.

St. Nektarios the Wonderworker, pray for us!

Gordo

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Bob,

I did an online search, and there are not too many active links that have the service, but I did find this one. I hope this helps.

In IC XC,
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Everyone baptized into Christ should pass progressively through all the stages of Christ's own life, for in baptism he receives the power so to progress, and through the commandments he can discover and learn how to accomplish such progression. - Saint Gregory of Sinai
Re: St. Nektarios the Wonderworker [Re: Father Anthony] #247454 08/02/07 11:47 AM
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Father Anthony:

Thanks for the link.

In Christ,

BOB

Re: St. Nektarios the Wonderworker [Re: theophan] #248918 08/13/07 09:41 AM
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Dear Bob,

Traditionally, one can either put some oil on a q-tip or even on your fingertips, and annoint the area that needs healing in the sign of the cross w/prayer. Any prayer from the heart, invoking the intercessions of St. Nektarios is appropriate. If you like you could use this hymn:

The offspring of Selyvria and the guardian of Aegina,
the true friend of virtue who appeared in the last days,
we faithful honour thee, as a Godly servant of Christ,
for thou pourest forth healings of all kinds for those who piously cry out:

Glory to God who glorified thee,
Glory to Him who made thee wondrous,
Glory to God who worketh healings for all through thee!
Amen!

I just made a pilgrimage to venerate his relics on the island of Aegina...I stayed for the vespers and supplication service. We spent a little time with the Mother Superior, a former banker (!), (Gerontissa) in her office, which was thankfully, airconditioned, as it was a VERY, very hot, sunny, and unusually humid day...she told us of very important people who have come to humbly visit and venerate w/Orthodox friends at his monastery recently: The royal couple of Belgium and the Muslim wife of Pres. Mubarrak of Egypt, etc. She commented on how humble and down to earth the Queen of Belgium's (Prince?) husband was and how prayerful Mrs. Mubarrak was, which made an immense impression on her.

May God hear all our prayers through the intercessions of the wonder worker and beloved of the whole world Saint, Nektarios, who underwent so many of the trials and tribulations of the worldly life before retreating to start up the monastery in his latter years-- of ill health, unemployment, slander, jealousy, malice and unkindness of others, that many of us can relate to at one or another points in our lives.

I remembered the forum in my most unworthy prayers.


St. Nektarios, pray unto God for our salvation and our intentions!

AMEN!

Alice


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Originally Posted by Alice
Dear Bob,

Traditionally, one can either put some oil on a q-tip or even on your fingertips, and annoint the area that needs healing in the sign of the cross w/prayer. Any prayer from the heart, invoking the intercessions of St. Nektarios is appropriate. If you like you could use this hymn:

The offspring of Selyvria and the guardian of Aegina,
the true friend of virtue who appeared in the last days,
we faithful honour thee, as a Godly servant of Christ,
for thou pourest forth healings of all kinds for those who piously cry out:

Glory to God who glorified thee,
Glory to Him who made thee wondrous,
Glory to God who worketh healings for all through thee!
Amen!

I just made a pilgrimage to venerate his relics on the island of Aegina...I stayed for the vespers and supplication service. We spent a little time with the Mother Superior, a former banker (!), (Gerontissa) in her office, which was thankfully, airconditioned, as it was a VERY, very hot, sunny, and unusually humid day...she told us of very important people who have come to humbly visit and venerate w/Orthodox friends at his monastery recently: The royal couple of Belgium and the Muslim wife of Pres. Mubarrak of Egypt, etc. She commented on how humble and down to earth the Queen of Belgium's (Prince?) husband was and how prayerful Mrs. Mubarrak was, which made an immense impression on her.

May God hear all our prayers through the intercessions of the wonder worker and beloved of the whole world Saint, Nektarios, who underwent so many of the trials and tribulations of the worldly life before retreating to start up the monastery in his latter years-- of ill health, unemployment, slander, jealousy, malice and unkindness of others, that many of us can relate to at one or another points in our lives.

I remembered the forum in my most unworthy prayers.

St. Nektarios, pray unto God for our salvation and our intentions!

AMEN!

Alice



Thank you ALICE!

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Dear Bob and Father Anthony,

There are also some other texts for services available here:

http://www.saint-nectarios-of-aegina.org/Services.html

Brigid

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Brigid:

Thanks very much.

BOB

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link sis forbidden erro 403

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can some one post a prayer i can rcite so saint nectarios can heal my mom of stomach cancer i would apriciate it

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Re: St. Nektarios the Wonderworker [Re: theophan] #419587 10/20/19 01:45 AM
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i have cotton of myrh from weeping icon of saint nicholas monistary of andros the root of jesse been giveing my mom to drink holy water with that in it but i havent seen any thing of her getting better of her cancer been asking nectarios to help have his oil from Aegina also have oil from saint epfraim of atiki thanks for the link please pray ask nectarios to help my mom beat this cancer her name is maria

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silly question if saint arent aswering you dose it mean they are angry or just dont want to help and what are sings they are with you

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P H:

Christ is in our midst!!

Let's remember that it is not the saint who works the miracles attributed to him/her. Miracles are special favors that God gives as He wills. It is good to remember that whenever we ask for anything, we ought to either precede or end our prayer with "Lord, if it be Your Holy Will."

God is not a miracle machine. He does not automatically grant every request. But we do know that He always has a plan that is for our good, even when we cannot see it. These are His judgments and decisions. It is our calling to accept in faith that he knows best and that He has our best interest at heart--and the best interest of all His people.

That is always hard to accept and to live with, but it is what we are called to do and to be.

No, the saint(s) is/are not angry with us. When we ask for their intercession, be assured that they are asking on our behalf. But that is what they are doing--asking; like us, not necessarily receiving.

Bob

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thanks makes sense

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Christ is in our midst!!

None of this is to say that my and your human heart is not moved to sorrow, watching one we love suffer and possibly die. It is part of our human condition. But we are called to remember that our life here is not what we were created to live forever. This is a pilgrimage--it has a beginning and an end, like every pilgrimage.

Think of this--

St. Paul writes, in one of his Epistles, (Colossians 1:24) of "completing that which is lacking in the suffering of Christ." But the sacred Passion of Christ is perfect and complete. So what is he saying or hinting at?

Jesus, in His immeasurable generosity has left space--for lack of a better word--in His Passion on the Cross for us and for our suffering. Through the Mystery of our being "plunged" into Him in Baptism, we are plunged into all He is and has experienced. Our suffering has, by anticipation, already been given eternal value over 2000 years ago when He went to the Cross. Our suffering and all the suffering that His believing people experience has already been nailed to the Cross--He has taken it with Him. So while suffering may seem useless to the person focused on this world, we know better. And while we do not go out and seek suffering, we do accept it from the Hand of a loving God as His gift to us.. Suffering purifies. It gets our attention. It lets us know that all the baggage we haul around is nothing when we are faced with a breakdown in our health and the possibility that we could be translated out of here.

I have watched my own mother suffer tremendously in the past eight months. She has been close to her translation so many times it has taken my breath away many times. But she is still with me and has just celebrated her 90th birthday last Saturday--may the Lord be praised. What she has endured and why I don't know. What I do know is that each time she has had trouble breathing--she has congestive heart failure and a 15% heart function left--she is just like Our Lord Who suffered the suffocation associated with crucifixion. It does not help watching her gasping for breath and struggling in and our of the hospital and nursing home. But she struggles on. When I am up close, I don't remember what I just wrote to you because I am too close to the suffering of one I love. But when I get back home and can get back to my peace and my prayer time, I can remember what this is all about and the fact that this has value.

Does this help?

Bob

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Suffering is part of the pathway of our Theosis because it is only by through sufferings of Christ that Theosis is possible.

We who are creatures of sin dare not expect less than what was endured by Him Who is without sin.

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can any one tell me if this has any meaning ive been praying to saint nectarios n tonight half our ago i was in my kitchen as my mom is in the hospital i smelled charcoal as if there was some one there lighint it to put livani has any one ever exprianced something like this or dose any one what it could mean

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father i smell charcoal like some one is preparing to light livani as i have been praying asking nectarios savvas n ephraim n theotokos to heal my mom of cancer to night ive smelled it in the kitchen n other times n ive smelled church candels in hospital elevator when im alone is this some kind of sign what i dose it mean

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Hi, PH!

There is no way of knowing for sure.

Your experience could simply be a coincidence.

Or it could be symbol of comfort from the Lord, His Mother, or the Saints.

Or perhaps a call to prayer.

It would be OK to understand it as a sign from the Lord that He is with your mother and you during a difficult time.

It would not be OK to see it as anything more.

Prayers,

John

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well ive been smelling this for a while now the char coal n evry time my mom is in the hospital i smell the greek church candles ocasionoly i smell a flowry fregrant smell to in the house but useualy i smell candles in the hospital followed by charcoal in the house

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this all started when i put saint ephraim of nea makris oil my aunt gave me when my mom went to hospital to get her chemo port scaned it started in the taxi then its allways in hospital n house

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hi again yesterday it happended again church candel smell with a breeze in back of me while waiting for the elevator a gust of wind to blew in back of me its been going on this smell for over 5 months now

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hello last night i herd three knocks in my troom it was three n then agein another three thought it was at my window nothing loooked all over no one

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