Papa-Dimitri Gagastathis – The Man of God (1902-1975)

Papa-Dimitri Gagastathis – The Man of God (1902-1975) Published by Orthodox Kypseli, 1977. Many people are embarrassed or even offended by the thought that others might characterize them as simple. Even as Orthodox Christians, we may admire simplicity in others but we seldom make a conscious effort to nurture it in ourselves, forgetting that the Lord said plainly “unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter into the kingdom of heaven” (Matt 18:3). Papa-Dimitri (1902-1975) lived in the small village of Platanos on the Thessalian plain. He grew up in a poor family [...]