In this video-testimony, Metropolitan Neophytos of Morphou (Cyprus) recalls his encounter with a grandmother who experienced miracles during the Divine Liturgy: ”The mere ‘Peace be to all’ said by the priest and directed towards you has as a result the energy of the Holy Spirit to come and dwell on each and every one of you and accordingly to the clarity that your heart possesses.”
Video source: RumOrthodox
Date: 28.10.2020, Church of Saint Justina and Cyprian, Meniko, Nicosia, Cyprus
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During the Divine Liturgy, the Holy Spirit indeed visits us and turns the Bread and the Wine into the Blood and Body of Christ. Not just the Bread and the Wine …
The mere “Peace be to all.” said by the priest and directed towards you has as a result the energy of the Holy Spirit to come and dwell on each and every one of you and accordingly to the clarity that your heart possesses.
“Your heart”, I say again. There are people who were seeing these things. My mother saw them …
The grandmother, Thegnosia, of the chanter who sits over there, were seeing these things.
The priest incensed the Holy Table …when you say …you are three deacons here … how many priests…what happened to me ….
When you say during the Cherubicon “and have mercy upon me, O God”
and incense three times not the sides of the Holy Altar but over here, the edges of the table where the bishop places the Evangelists [four Apostles] when he consecrates the temple.
And grandmother Thegnosia comes and says to me the unworthy:
“My bishop, when the priest incenses and when, during the Cherubic [hymn], the chanters say “Let us who mystically represent the Cherubim” … why is it that I see inside the sanctuary at every edge one elder to appear and does this [move] to the priest?
“How many appear?”
“How are they?”
And she describes to me Apostle Luke with a small beard,
St. Matthew with enough beard,
St. Mark with moderate beard,
and St. John the Theologian, she sees him as an elderly and bald.
So much she had cleansed her eyes! She also says to me:
“From the moment you say: “Especially for our most holy, pure, blessed, and glorious Lady, the Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary”, what is this [open] blue color light that fills the Holy Altar? And the priest goes through the Light and says:
“Peace be to all.” … “The Grace of the Holy Spirit, be with you all”… do not we say this?
She was seeing the Grace…meaning she was seeing the energy of God…”
As if you could see the electric energy. You can see me here thanks to electric energy… in these blessed things… in the light across…is it not so?
You see me and hear me thanks to the electric energy. As there is the electric energy and she is created, she is a creation… there is also the Uncreated Energy of the Uncreated Triune God.
Uncreated is The one who owes His existence to nobody. Only God is Uncreated.
Whatever is offered by the Energy [of God] is also Uncreated. And this Uncreated Energy of God unites with us the created, meaning the creations.
Do you realize what God does for us? How much He looks after us?
He gives us His Body, He gives us His Blood, He gives us his Energy, His Grace, His Protection, a Guardian Angel, His Holiness, His Light…