Saint Demetrius is a role model for all Christians and particularly young people. What do young peo- ple desire in every era, and mainly the youth of our days? They desire life, youthful life, freedom, full recognition, love.
Dear young man –dear man, whoever you are– do you long for life? Well done. It is God who planted this desire in you. His will for you is to live and crave for life. However, as a sensible and honest human being, you ought to understand well that your life is Christ.
The more your life nests hidden in Christ, the more life you have and the more you live. And you live a true life by applying the words of the Lord: “But whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it”.
Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)
From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017