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Nectarios of Pentapolis

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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 but was them then unjustly removed from his post . This was a result of lies made up 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, particularly cases of cancer or other serious illnesses being cured.
==Decision of the Church of Alexandria==

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