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Nisos Aegina

05 August 2022
Jane Paulson
Agios Nektarios Monastery is actually a Nunnery although we did not see any nuns. It is a truly spectacular building and we were fortunate enough to arrive during a service and listened to the Pappas giving his sermon followed by communion. The wine is given by spoon ( including small children) and the special Sunday Bread is in a large basket and you help yourself. It was a shame that the interior was full of scaffolding but at least renovation works were being carried out. I was wearing shorts, and before I could enter, I was given a full length wrap around skirt that I had to wear to cover my lovely long legs !!. I am not religious, more spiritual, but it was so good to see the church full, from the very young to the very old all practising their faith. I lit a candle, in memory of all those I have loved and lost.
Agios Nektarios is one of the most widely known Greek Orthodox Saints. He 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. Sounds like my kind of man !
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Vessel Name: Stiletto
Vessel Make/Model: Bavaria 33 Cruiser
Hailing Port: Gosport, UK
Crew: Andreas Giles & Jane Paulson
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We have been sailing together for 15 years and have owned Stiletto for 13 of them. We have exhausted the Solent and the South Coast and all the other usual passages: West Country, France, Channel Islands etc. that are available from our home port of Gosport. [...]