The newly glorified St. Nikiforos the Leper who recently appeared to a pious Orthodox man in Greece, assuring us of his intercessions before God for the healing of all afflicted by the Coronavirus. St. Nikiforos pray to God for us sinners!
***Following the directives of our local Metropolitan, all liturgical services will be served by the parish priest, together with one chanter, and one altar server (if necessary). ALL parishioners are asked to please worship from home. Although this is not an ideal situation, especially during the period of Great and Holy Lent, we should all use this time to focus more inwardly on true prayer and true repentance before our Lord, asking for His mercy for us and all the world.
It is worth noting that every night on Mount Athos, from 10:00pm-10:15pm, all the monks on the entire peninnsula are praying the Jesus Prayer for the entire world thus: "Lord Jesus Christ Son of God have mercy on Your world". We should join them every evening if we are able.***