«Some Holy Tuesday [Tuesday before Sunday Easter] after a sermon in a churche of Lamia, Greece, appeared at the end of his short sermon a young man asking insistently to confess that very evening. Fr. George was jaded and suggested the next day. But the young were kind and insisted on pressing to receive him that very night. The heart of fr. George could not refuse such a persistent. And we can imagine the surprised of fr.George, when the young man pulled from the pocket and enecheirise a small bottle, telling him : “My father, I wanted to deliver this bottle contained poison because tonight I was thinking about killing myself. Afterward preaching change my mind…”. Such was his influence».
«One winter night, his phone ring around midnight. Just picked up the phone, a female voice spoke .
– I do not know whom I speak , but before committing suicide , I wanted to listen for the last time a human voice…
Divine providence ring the phone of fr.George. Was there any discussion, without disclosing his status , fr.George (it was then Bishop of Nicea, Athens) except that he speaks with a cleric. He never learned what happened next , but I’m sure that the Grace of God will not let a human soul disappear like that night».
Fr. John Kostof
From Atheism to Christ
Publisher: St. John Damascene
(GREEK BOOK: Translated from greek by me. Sorry for any spelling mistakes)