In 1918 Saint Savvas was told that Saint Nektarios was looking for him, so he went to Aegina where he stayed with Saint Nektarios, watching closely his strict asceticism and humility. Here he served as Priest in the Convent of the Holy Trinity, and taught the Nuns Iconography and Ecclesiastical music. When Saint Nektarios reposed in 1920, Saint Savvas performed the funeral service. The following three days, the sisters of the Monastery listened to conversations from the Tomb of Saint Nektarios, and they saw it was Saint Savvas talking with Saint Nektarios. Then Saint Savvas closed himself in a cell for forty days. Here he lived in strict Prayer and fasting, and painted the first Icon of Saint Nektarios. When he presented it to the Abbess to place in the Church for veneration, she replied that Saint Nektarios was not canonised yet and the Monastery may get in trouble. Saint Savvas replied…

“It will benefit you to obey. Take the Icon, put it in the Veneration shrine and do not to wonder about the Will of God.”

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