Communication with him left a lasting impression on all: on those who were close to Dochariou Monastery and could rightly consider themselves spiritual children of the newly-reposed Elder Gregory, and on those who met him at least once. I saw this many times.
Thousands of believers took to the streets of Bucharest on Thursday carrying in procession the reliquaries containing the holy relics of two Protector Saints of Bucharest, Venerable Demetrius the New and Saint Callinicus of Cernica, the first saint glorified by the Romanian Orthodox Church.
He was kneeling in that church for no less than an hour. People coming into the church looked at him—some with understanding, others with perplexity—as he sobbed before the icon. “Help us, O Theotokos! You are a mother! You know how a heart can pain for a child.”
Miracles through the prayers of St. Spyridon occur every day in front of his relics! That is why he is known as a wonderworker. St. Spyridon has performed numerous miracles for all the people taken together and for each of us individually.