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The Archangel Michael Visits Saint Iakovos Tsalikes


 

 By Dr. Haralambos M. Bousias

The Holy Elder Iakovos was not solely privileged to see Angels and Archangels on the Holy Altar.He additionally noticed Michael the Commander of the Heavenly Army giving him directions for the development of his church exterior the Liturgy.

In 1961 Father Iakovos along with the then abbot determined to construct a chapel in honor of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel.

The abbot selected the place and demarcated the world. At evening, nevertheless, an officer with a golden sword, tall, blond and good-looking, appeared to Father Iakovos and stated to him:

“I’m the Archangel Michael. I don’t want my temple to be constructed the place you marked, however right here the place I’ll present you.”

And instantly he stooped down, took the stakes that the abbot had positioned and carried them to a different space, the place the venerable Elder discovered them within the morning.

In reality, on the suggestion once more of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, who appeared once more to Father Iakovos, the temple was constructed with supplies that weren’t obtainable within the space, however which, by way of his intervention, had been generously donated by religious Christians.

As for the required sand, the adjoining river flooded and introduced down as a lot sand as was wanted for the development and completion of the temple.

This occasion is commemorated within the monastery yearly on September 6, along with the “miracle at Chonais” of the Archangel Michael and even with a particular Service for this function.

Source: Translation by John Sanidopoulos.

 

 

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