Saturday, November 8, 2014

St Nectarios’ Tomb

St Nectarios lived in Aegina, a small Greek island close to Athens. There, within the grounds of the monastery where he lived, he is currently buried. Next to the old Church of the monastery is located a large pine tree, known as the ‘Pine of the Tomb’ (Ο Πέυκος του Τάφου). Sister Anastasia planted this pine in 1905. During the planting she heard a voice say ‘live space for a tomb’. Before Saint Nectarios died, he loved this pine tree, located next to his small apartment. After his death the monastery built a small Church, placing the beautiful sarcophagus within it, allowing for the pilgrims to venerate it and receive his blessing.

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