AGIOS NEKTARAIOS – AEGINE
One of the most visited sites on Aegina is the church of Agios Nektarios (Saint Nectarios) and the the monastery of Agia Triada (The Holy Trinity) that is located on a higher level overlooking the church. Agios Nektarios of Aegina (1846-1920), is one of the most widely known Greek Orthodox Saints. He was officially recognized as a saint by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in 1961. Yearly, thousands of people from all over the world coming to Aegina to visit the tomb of Agios Nektarios for healing reasons, to pray to him or ask for his blessings.
Agios Nektarios was known as a great miracle worker, particularly as a healer of every sort of disease, he was also a prolific writer, theologist, philosopher, moralist, educator, poet, ascetic and mystic. Above all Agios Nektarios was a man of deep prayer, and a hard worker who laboured just as everyone else around him, no work was ever dishonorable to him.s.