About 100 steps down from the chapel we found this other chapel which served as the entrance to the cave where St. John received the Word of God leading to his writing of the Book of Revelations. Inside some sort of ritual was going on. I was afraid to offend someone and take pictures. It really looked nothing like a cave. Inside it looked just like all the other ornate interiors of other Greek churches we had visited. The only difference was that one side of the room was a rock wall. There was a lot of incense being burned and some chanting going on. Every wall was decorated with icons and burgundy wall drapings. I never did see the crack in the wall that was caused by the Voice of God.
Day Sixteen (Sunday) July 9th 2006 When I woke this morning I could still feel our ship moving. Debarkation for Patmos was supposed to start at 9:30. In my windowless room it was a bit difficult to guess just what time of day it might be and not having a decent watch with me I had no idea what was going on. After laying awake in bed for maybe 15 minutes while Mike blissfully dreamt of diving with frolicking dolphins and discover ... read more
Middle East » Turkey » Aegean » Kusadasi Modern Turkey was founded in 1923 from the Anatolian remnants of the defeated Ottoman Empire by national hero Mustafa KEMAL, who was later honored with the title Ataturk, or "Father of the Turks." Under his authoritarian leadership, the country adopt... ... read more
My wife and I met forty years ago when we both worked for the airlines. We got out of the business when deregulation "ruined" it. Now she takes me with her students on her educational trips abroad.
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