Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta: ‘St Porphyrios, a Great Figure of Orthodoxy’

Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta: ‘St Porphyrios, a Great Figure of Orthodoxy’


In this video Father Alexis speaks of his wonderful and God-sent relationship with St. Pophyrios. Some of the many things he mentions are the Saint’s inexplicable ability to represent divine providence, and how St. Pophyrios in fact saved the Metropolitain’s life when he was shot. Metropolitain Alexios stated, “So today it feels as though I have been given a second life, and how am I going to answer to God for what I have done with this second life? Because I wasted the first one. I was inattentive. In the second, though, have I improved or am I worse? Lets hope that our good God, through the prayers of Father Pophyrios, whom I loved and who loved me, will help me.”

The recent century of our church has produced saints and many giants of faith. Through the twinkle in Metropolitain Alexios’ eye we can see and feel the truth of their providence. In order to view this wonderful Pemptousia interview click here.  


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Dean Franck

Dean Franck is a first year student in the Master's of Divinity Program at Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts. He is also a participant of our Digital Disciples Program.