St Kallinikos Metropolitan of Edessa, Pella and Almopia
The holy Bishops who have shone in the firmament of the Church include a hallowed figure: the new St Kallinikos, Metropolitan of Edessa, Pella and Almopia, who was recently included in the calendar of saints by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, following the proposal by the Church of Greece.
This book by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos and St Vlassios is an authentic testimony to the fact that St Kallinikos Metropolitan of Edessa was a great ecclesiastical figure, with a saintly way of life and a holy death. He was an ascetic bishop who possessed noble love, an Orthodox way of thinking and ecclesiastical ethos, and missionary zeal. He won the love of his flock and adorned the Church of Christ.
With his transfigured life and his regenerating words he gave those who knew him, but also to following generations, the living example of Christian life. His miraculous interventions, the innumerable signs of his presence, and the many occasions on which he has healed the sick bear witness in word and deed to his sanctity.