Elder Evmenios Saridakis
Reposed on May 23, 1999
St. Porphyrios of Kavsokalyvia used to say about Elder Evmenios: “ You should go and receive the blessing of Elder Evmenios, for he is the hidden Saint of our time. A saint like Elder Evmenios comes along only once every two hundred years ”.
‘Only saints can talk about the saints as they share common spiritual experiences and understand each other’
The providential experience that the blessed Elder Evmenios Saridakis had, when he attempted to memorize a papal in the Offertory.
… The Foundation had once visited the renowned Boyfriend – Protector of leprosy, the Frenchman Raoul Follero, so Elder of love and simplicity considered good to mention the pulling of “units” in the paten, without think that as a Catholic heretic and not to mention church. And he understood the simple Elder, surprised and frightened when she saw the covered area of the “share” that with chopped black hair, confided as saying: “Not authorized …”!
from the book: ELDER EVMENIOS SARIDAKIS (+1999), by A. H. Saridaki (p. 222), E version, Athens 2006.
Elder Evmenios, as all contemporary saints and Elders of our Church (Saint Porphyrius, Saint Paisius, Elder Iakovos Tsalikis) with absolute consciousness and awareness of what is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church, but also knowing the many doctrinal differences between Orthodoxy and Papacy and other heterodoxies, they have never prayed together with Christians of another creed and, of course, they have never memorized heterodox personas in the Holy Offertory, since only the members of the Orthodox Church are memorized. Essential condition for sharing the Mysteries of the Orthodox Church is to be a living member of the Orthodox Church, to believe and live in Orthodoxy
Apolytikion St.Elder Evmenios Saridakis of lepers in the Plagal of the Fourth Tone
In thee the image was preserved with exactness, O Father; for taking up thy cross, thou didst follow Christ, and by thy deeds thou didst teach us to overlook the flesh, for it passeth away, but to attend to the soul since it is immortal. Wherefore, O righteous Eumenius, thy spirit rejoiceth with the Angels.