Our holy Church displays a cloud of martyrs, confessors and Saints, known and unknown heroes of our faith. They were people like us, who with God's grace and their personal labours, reached the heights of holiness. Even in our godless times God has His friends. One such hero of our faith, a contemporary saint, is Papa-Dimitri Gagastathis, a giant of a Saint, a towering, prophetic figure, a man of great faith and prayer, whose feet touched the earth, but whose head reached the heavens.
Ever-memorable Papa-Dimitri Gagastathis became holy, a son of God and god by grace because he kept with exactitude - from the beginning until the end, till death - the Confession of Faith and the promises he made at Holy Baptism. -- Elder Philotheos Zervakos
Author: Fr Dimitrios Gagastathis