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When the Church apologized.

10 November 2013

St Nektarios of Pentapolis is one of the saints of Africa, yet was treated unjustly by the Church during his life on earth.

Out of Egypt..

On the 15th of September in the year 1998 the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria saint_nektarios_egina_1sent out an apology. Here is what they wrote,

“The Holy Spirit has enlightened the gathered members of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria and all Africa, under the leadership of H.B. Petros VII, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and all Africa, more than a century since Saint Nektarios, the great Teacher and Father of the Holy Eastern Orthodox Church was expelled from the Church of Alexandria, to reach the following decision:

Taking into account the resolution of the Church to rank Saint Nektarios amongst the saints because of his innumerable miracles and his acceptance within the religious conscience of Orthodox Christians throughout the world, we appeal to the mercy of the ever-charitable God. We hereby restore the ecclesiastical order of the Saint of our Century, Saint Nektarios, and grant to him all due credits…

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