The Pilgrim Flask of Saint Menas

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog
The Pilgrim Flask of Saint Menas

A popular place of pilgrimage during the fifth through seventh century was the Shrine of Saint Menas (Abu Mena) in northwest Egypt. Saint Menas (commemorated today) was a valiant soldier from Alexandria who served during the reign of Diocletian and Maximian. When the emperors began persecuting Christians, Menas renounced his rank and retreated into the […]

Meteora — Where the Earth meets the Heavens!

Posted by on Sep 27, 2014 in Blog, Feature Article
Meteora — Where the Earth meets the Heavens!

By Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Ph.D. Originally printed Aug. 7, 2011. It was astonishing as we turned the corner to find ourselves at the feet of these huge boulders — the Meteora (suspended rocks) — rising up from the Thessalian plains. Even more astonishing was the view of red-roofed buildings sitting on top of the boulders. These […]

Our Meeting with Archbishop Theodosios Hanna of Sebastia

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Blog
Our Meeting with Archbishop Theodosios Hanna of Sebastia

June, 2014 — During our pilgrimage to the Holy Land this summer we had the blessing to meet with Archbishop Theodosios Hanna of Sebastia of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem.  Presented below is audio from our 40 minute meeting with the Archbishop.  Bishop Theodosios Hanna is the first Arabic speaking Palestinian-born Bishop under the Jerusalem […]

The Cave of the Revelation on the Island of Patmos

Posted by on Aug 23, 2014 in Blog
The Cave of the Revelation on the Island of Patmos

By Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou, Ph.D. Originally printed Oct. 9, 2011. It was an adventure to get to the island of Patmos in Greece, but the beauty of the place made me quickly forget the travail. As we disembarked from the Flying Dolphin, the super-fast boat that ferried us across the Dodecanese islands, I could not get […]

Pilgrimage to the Church of St. George in Lydda

Pilgrimage to the Church of St. George in Lydda

By Laramie Smith. We arrived at the Church and Tomb of St. George in Lod (otherwise known as Lydda), a central territory in

Fr. Panayiotis at Mount Tabor

Fr. Panayiotis at Mount Tabor

June 1, 2014: Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou (Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church; Marietta, GA) talks to our group of pilgrims about the Transfiguration of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the site where it occurred, Mount Tabor. See also our video from the 2012 Feast Day service from our church (Holy Transfiguration) and also video […]

Fr. Panayiotis at Jacob’s Well

Fr. Panayiotis at Jacob’s Well

June 1, 2014:  Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou (Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church; Marietta, GA) talks to our group of pilgrims about Jacob’s Well.  We also made a visit to Jacob’s Well on a pilgrimage four years ago. Jacob’s Well is located in the West Bank near the city of Nabulus (Neapolis), formerly Samaria. The history of […]

Fr. Panayiotis at the Holy Sepulcher

Fr. Panayiotis at the Holy Sepulcher

June 3, 2014:  Father Panayiotis Papageorgiou (Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church; Marietta, GA) talks to our group of pilgrims about the the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem.

A Special Meeting With Patriarch Theofilos

A Special Meeting With Patriarch Theofilos

On June 4, 2014, our group of pilgrims had the great blessing of an audience with Patriarch Theofilos of Jerusalem.

Pilgrimage to the Heavenly Jerusalem

Pilgrimage to the Heavenly Jerusalem

“To be a Christian is to be a traveler. Our situation, say the Greek Fathers, is like that of the Israelite people in the desert of the Sinai: we live in tents, not houses, for spiritually we are always on the move. We are on a journey through the inward space of the heart, a […]