Saint Demetrius, Great martyr, the Myrrh-flowing
Commemorated on October 26
St .Demetrius of Misti -Konaklı Nigde Cappadokia
Commemorated on October 26
Saint Nestor of Thessalonica St Demetrius’ disciple
Commemorated on October 27
St . Demetre hailed from Misti –Konaklı , in Cappadocia (near Nigde), where he lived holy life. Done habitation of the Holy Spirit . The Saint appeared in a dream to an illiterate but pious woman Freedom Elekidou from Misti, revealing that it was the will of God that his relics be exhumed for his body was incorrupt. Leads her husband and all the inhabitants of mist in a catacomb between Misti and Limna (Golcuk) villages, where they were gushing myripnoon fragrance and since giving rich blessings and many cures to those who invoke him.
The new saint of God began to be glorified by countless miracles of grace. Christian believers from various places came to Misti to venerate the holy relics of St Demetrius and they received healing through his prayers.
His relics were brought from the village of Misti to village Iana Alexandroupoli by refugees from Misti-Konaklı in Cappadocia, after the Asia Minor Catastrophe of 1922-24. For several decades the relics were in the Cappadocian Hearth of Alexandroupolis, in the church of St. Dimitrios IANA, and in January 2012 they were transferred to church Metamorfossis Alexandroupolis.
Saint Demetrius,was neither a celebrated hierarch nor an eloquent theologian but a simple old man who spent the better part of his life in a unshakable firmness of his faith, his patience, prayer, and gentleness of spirit.The illustration shows a Saint by popular Cappadocian dress, probably a shepherd or farmer holding cross.
According to the words which the all-holy and truthful Lord: For what will it profit a man if he wins the whole world and loses his soul, or what can a man give in exchange for his soul? Thrice-blessed therefore is the man who has treasured these words in the depths of his heart, hearkening to them until his last breath, conforming to them, and walking always according to them. Blessed and thrice-blessed therefore was the holy Demetrius, whose memory we celebrate today with great compunction and spiritual joy. He knew few letters and neither did he know the evils of the world. He lived far from complex systems of humanistic rationalism, remaining simple, poor in spirit, and therefore full of faith. The Holy Spirit dwelled in his heart.
Saint Demetrius of Misti of Cappadokia reposed in the Lord and received the recompense of the labors and toils that he endured for Christ, whom he loved more than all corrupt and fleeting things so that now, wearing a crown in heaven, he rejoices with the choirs of the saints and beholds in glory the Prize-bestower, our Lord Jesus Christ, to whom be glory and dominion and worship unto the ages of ages. Amen.
Cappadocia – Homeland of our Heart … Let us breathe the air. It is the place of our Saints, our Elders, is the place of our Heart !!!