A SHOCKING EVENT THAT TOOK PLACE WITH THE ELDER
IAKOVOS TSALIKIS….. “I saw your guardian angel”
SAINT IAKOVOS TSALIKIS NOV. 5, 1920-NOV. 21, 1991
The following is a dialogue between Klitos Ioannidis and Dr. George Papazahos. Dr. Papazahos was a cardiologist in Athens, Greece and was the personal physician of Saint Porphyrios. Klitos Ioannidies is the author of books about Saint Porphyrios. In fact, the book that I used to translate into English was authored by Klitos Ioannidis. In that book about Saint Porphyrios “Elder Porphyrios, Testimonies and Experiences,” there is a whole chapter about the doctor’s personal experiences with the Saint. I found this article especially interesting because the doctor apparently had a very close doctor/patient relationship with this other Saint of the Church. Elder Iakovos was a contemporary of Saint Porphyrios and they would often communicate with one another in prayer. In fact, when Elder Iakovos died, Saint Porphyrios was not able to attend his funeral. In spite of his physical absence from the funeral Porphyrios managed to be present at the funeral through his powers of spiritual communication. When I say spiritual communication, I mean that Saint Porphyrios was literally present at the funeral in spirit and observed everything that took place at that funeral service. This event is referred to by Saint Porphyrios in the book that I translated.