In the 19th episode of “Live With Gregory Pappas,” the publisher of The Pappas Post hosts Yelena Popovic and Alexandros Potter, the director and producer of “Man of God,” the award-winning film about the life of St. Nektarios of Aegina which has broken box office records in Greece.
“Man of God” depicts the trials and tribulations of St. Nektarios as he bears the unjust hatred of his enemies while preaching the word of God. Nektarios was stripped of his church and exiled from Egypt but continued to care for the poor, teach peasant girls to read and write and established a convent on the Greek island of Aegina which continues to attract visitors.
Despite the efforts of the religious establishment to discredit him and dismantle his good works over decades, St. Nektarios convent on Aegina remains a beacon to pilgrims.
Even his last moment on earth was used to help another: Upon his death, Nektarios’ undergarment was removed, and as it fell upon the paralyzed man in the hospital bed next to him, the man arose to walk.
The film has won multiple international awards including the Audience Award at the Moscow International Film Festival; Audience Award at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival; Best International Film Award at the Siena (Italy) International Film Festival and Audience Award and Best Director Award at the St. Andrews (Scotland) Film Festival.
“Man of God” stars an international cast that includes Aris Servetalis, Alexander Petrov and Golden Globe winner Mickey Rourke. Music for the movie was composed by two-time French Cesar winner Zbigniew Preisner with special performance by Golden Globe winner Lisa Gerrard.
The 19th episode of “Live With Gregory Pappas” with Yelena Popovic and Alexandros Potter premiered on Tuesday, March 8.
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