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Greek Orthodox Church, dedicated to the saint, Agia Paraskevi~ ʈɦҽ ʂαcɽҽɖɲҽʂʂ~ zϮ ~

Looks like it would be a cool place in Greece.  (#3)  Also, John is supposed to have written the book of Revelation here.

Things not to miss - Sunset on Santoríni If there are 1000 things to do before you die, having a sundowner overlooking Santoríni's crater would near the top of the list. Shipwreck Bay, Zákynthos Lie back and enjoy the unforgettable scenery …

In the refectory (dining hall) of Great Lavra Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece

In the refectory (dining hall) of Great Lavra Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece

<<Artist Vasily Nesterenko "Trinity" Vasily Nesterenko (born February 28, 1967, Pavlograd, Ukraine) He is People's Artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Russian Academy of Arts>>

<<Artist Vasily Nesterenko "Trinity" Vasily Nesterenko (born February Pavlograd, Ukraine) He is People's Artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Russian Academy of Arts>>

'When you look at the candles and lamps burning in church, rise in thought from the material fire to the immaterial fire of the Holy Ghost, " for our God is a consuming fire." When you see and smell the fragrant incense, rise in thought to the spiritual fragrance of the Holy Ghost, " for we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ."'-(St. John of Kronstadt, "My Life in Christ")

'When you look at the candles and lamps burning in church, rise in thought from…

Hagia Sophia - the Church of Saint Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox church located in the city of Trabzon in the north-eastern part of Turkey. It dates back to the 13th century when Trabzon was the capital of the Empire of Trebizond. It is one of a few dozen Byzantine sites still existent in the area.

Hagia Sophia - the Church of Saint Sophia is a former Greek Orthodox church located in the city of Trabzon, the north-eastern part of Turkey

The Cave of Agia Sofia is found near the villages Milopotamos and Kapsali on Kythira island. A small chapel is found has been built in. The tradition says that the body of Saint Sophia was found there.

The Cave of Agia Sofia is found near the villages Milopotamos and Kapsali on Kythira island, Greece. A small chapel has been built in. The tradition says that the body of Saint Sophia was found there.

The beauty of a Russian grandmothers face at Vespers

Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas around the world

globalchristendom: “ A woman at an Orthodox Christmas service at Vladimir Ravnoapostolny Cathedral in Sochi, Russia.

Saint Dimitrios Church, Thessaloniki, Greece

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“Orthodox Christians are not religious people. We are sick people who seek physical and spiritual wellness so that we may be in the fullness of health as we were before the ‘fall’.  We strive to be like God. Religion is a behavior we commit to [because] we have given ourselves to God.”  ~Kesis Amde Tsion

"Soul, put aside the wicked sleep of laziness, and persevere with sincere vigilance in the Lord's commands. The torch-bearing Bridegroom is drawing near; let us hasten to greet Him!" (Triodion, First Week of Lent, Tuesday)

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