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Following his graduation he went to Alexandria, Egypt, where he was ordained a [[priest]] and served the Church of Saint Nicholas in Cairo with great distinction. In recognition of his piety and brilliance as a preacher, as well as his administrative ability, he was consecrated Bishop/Metropolitan of Pentapolis (an ancient [[diocese]] in Cyrenaica, in what is now Libya) by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Sophronios in 1889.
He served as a bishop in Cairo for one year,
and was them unjustly removed from his post by jealous clerics who envied his popularity with the people . Lies were made up against him by the jealous clergy. Patriarch Sophronios refused to listen to St. Nectarios, who was sent away from Egypt without trial or explanation , and was never given an opportunity to defend himself.
After his dismissal, he returned to Greece in 1891
, and spent several years as a preacher (1891-1894). He was then appointed director of the Rizarios Ecclesiastical School for the education of priests in Athens, where his service was exemplary for fifteen years. He developed many courses of study , and wrote numerous books, all while preaching widely throughout Athens.
In 1904 at the request of several [[nun]]s, he established a [[monastery]] for them on the island of Aegina. The monastery was named Holy Trinity Monastery.
Many people regarded St. Nectarios as a saint during his lifetime because of his prayerful life, his [[humility]], his purity and other virtues, and his writings, as well as the miracles he performed. St. Nectarios also had the gift of prescience.
The [[relics]] of St. Nectarios were removed from the grave on [[September 2]], 1953, and gave out a beautiful fragrance. Official recognition of Nectarios as a saint by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople took place on [[April 20]], 1961. Thousands of [[miracle]]s have been attributed to his intercession.
==Decision of the Church of Alexandria==