A Holy priest who lived in our times ...
A married priest with nine daughters ...
A champion of steadfastness in the Faith ...
An amazing life full of miracles ...
“He [Papa-Dimitri] is an icon for all clergy serving the believers in Jesus Christ the Lord and a witness to married men and women on how to uphold the mystery of Matrimony.”
† NATHANIEL, Archbishop, Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America
From his Foreword to Papa-Dimitri
“Ever-memorable Papa-Dimitri Gagastathis became holy, a son of God and god by grace because he kept with exactitude—from the beginning until the end, till death—the Confession of Faith and the promises he made at Holy Baptism.”
—Elder Philotheos Zervakos
“I give Him glory for making you [Papa-Dimitri] worthy to work in a manner well-pleasing to Him, especially in these difficult times of material-mindedness and indifference among the congregation of Christians.”
—Elder Amphilochios Makris