Friday, November 13, 2009

Unbelievable but true the biggest miracle of the century in Romania.

Hat tip to Constantine.

From here.

(translated from the Greek. I have edited it.)

Translated in English...

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Unbelievable but true the biggest miracle of the century in Romania.

In a small village in Romania no priests existed and the residents went often to the Patriarch and demanded him to fulfill the empty spot. However the Patriarch did not have the means of satisfying the demand for a priest.

The villagers went over and over again but there was nothing their Patriarch said that was any different... "I do not have an extra priest or else I would sent one to the village."

Meanwhile people died unread (no services), others had relationships and children without marriage vows, the children and adults alike were unbaptized.

Then one day, outside of the Church a car pulled up and stopped and out stepped a priest shouting. The village was astonished.

The villagers went to the Church to welcome him and told him: "How did you come to the village after our Patriarch had said that he doesn't have a priest to send us?"

Then the priest said: "Isn't that what you wished for? You wished for a priest? Now he has come."

All the villagers were glad in the presence of the new priest.

The priest began immediately working. He went to all the graves and read the (exodio) prayers. He baptized and wedded everyone in the village and administered Holy Communion.

One day he invites all the villagers to Church and tells them: "I will leave now, my mission work is done."

The villagers were very astonished and shocked at his comment and said: "Now that you came, you are leaving?"

However the priest didn't listen to their comments and proceeded with his decision.

When the villagers realized that there wasn't anything they could do, they thanked him.

After days, the villagers went to Patriarch and they thanked him for sending them a priest and to let him know that they would kindly appreciate it if he could send them another priest soon, but the Patriarch didn't know anything.

He said to them, "I didn't send a priest because I don't have one, however let me check with the Protocingkelo to see if he had sent a priest to you to serve your needs."

He phoned the Protocingkelo but he too didn't send anyone.

The Patriarch inquired, "What did this priest do for you?"

The villagers said, "He wedded us, baptized us, he performed funerals for our parents. He did what any other priest would have performed for us."

Then the Patriarch asked, "Did he give you any papers or log the mysteries?"

"Of course," said the villagers. "He gave us papers and he wrote them in the Church's books."

"Then did anyone see what he wrote? And with what name did he sign?"

(all the documents were written in Romanian and we are not well educated and the signature he signed in a language we have not seen before)

The Patriarch requested they go bring the books in order to see who was this clergyman.

When they returned with the book the Patriarch remained speechless. He couldn't believe his eyes but indeed all the documents were written in Romanian while his name was written in Greek with the name of his signature "Nektarios, Bishop of Pentapolis."

Source: Demetrios Velaoras


George Patsourakos said...

This was a miracle in a small Romanian village, where the residents did not have a priest, but a priest turned up unexpectedly to perform several church services.

Even the patriarch of this village -- who did not have an extra priest for this village -- was shocked when he saw the name of the priest who served these villagers: the name was "Nektarios, Bishop of Pentapolis."

Dănuţ said...

I am romanian and I haven`t heard of this miracle, and the story does not contain anything concrete.A few informations will not hurt:When did this happen?In wich village?Under wich Patriarch?

Sophocles said...


Very good questions and ones I don't have the answer for. I got this from my brother and I provide the link for the original link he got it from. At the post's end it says: "Source: Demetrios Velaoras".

If you do some research and find out, please let me know.