Monday, May 21, 2007

Happy Saint Constantine And Helen


Two of our greatest Saints, the only ones titled Equal-to-the Apostles, Constantine & Helen are celebrated today. We attended vespers at Saint Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Brooklyn, New York tonight , officiated by Archbishop Demetrios, who flew into town after a Sunday service at Saint Constantine and Helen in Washington DC, and tomorrow morning H.E. Demetrios will be officiating over Divine Liturgy at Saint Constantine and Helen in the New York suburb of West Nyack, we were happy to hear the praise for our Saint Emperor described as genius, Archbishop Demetrios said that "if you ever stay in a high rise in Constantinople when you visit and look at over that big city, you must realise it was nothing before Constantine conceived it and planned it as the capital of the Christian empire." Constantinoupolis, is what I called it when there some years ago and then got harangued and fell into a ugly exchange with a Turk desk clerk in the roach infested hostel next to Aghia Sofia, guess you get to know the real Constantinople of today, when you don't stay in one of those fancy high rises, not a smart move anyway considering the Turkish record for collapsing buildings....

1 Comments:

Anonymous Dejan said...

Happy Saint Constantine and Helen from Serbia too.Serbs respect those greek saints whom are celebrated in whole Orthodox world.We can proudly say that Constantine's born town is Nais,today in Serbia.There is a big church named by them...

4:20 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home