“Learn from me; for I am meek and humble in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.” Matt 11:29
St. elder Iakovos Tsalikis of Evia
Died on 21 November 1991
Elder Iakovos Tsalikis said:People are blind and don’t see what takes place in church during the Divine Liturgy.
“Today that you have communed,” he said to one of his spiritual children, “do you see how you feel? This is how I always feel. Christ is always in me.”
“When I commune people,” Elder Iakovos would say, “I never look at their face. Sometimes however my thoughts tell me to look at them. Then I see some faces having the form of a dog, a monkey or another animal. Their form is frightening. But I also see some who are glad and cheerful who after Divine Communion shine like the sun.“
On one occasion he and his brother were sent to take the family pig to the local butcher to provide for the family, but along the way, a jealous old man cast a demon into the pig which caused it to fall down immediately and foam at the mouth.