Patmos, Greece

Patmos is one of those small Greek islands one seldom hears about but yet has significant importance in Christianity.  It was on Patmos that the Apostle John wrote the Book of Revelation while living in a cave after hearing the voice of God.  Revelation is certainly one of the most popular books of the Bible and we visited the cave and saw where John supposedly wrote the book on a ledge inside the cave as well as the portion of the cave where he slept.  A small chapel has been built over the entrance to the cave and a service was in progress when we visited.  No photos are allowed inside the cave itself.
Entrance to the Chapel of St. John leading to the cave

 

Detail of artwork at entrance to Chapel of St. John

Afterwards, we visited the Monastery of St. John, where 15 monks continue to live the monastic lifestyle.

The head priest of the monastery instructing one of the monks

Later that afternoon Tanya fell in love with a swarthy Greek dancer
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