Cruise 8 Island of Patmos and St. John’s Exile

by Steve Ray on October 21, 2022

An easy day compared to yesterday. We arrived early at the Island of Patmos where St. John was sent into exile. You can read about that in Revelation chapter 1.

It’s a small harbor, so the ship cannot dock. We stayed offshore a bit and took tenders into the dock. These are like little boat taxis. We visited the cave of St. John where he wrote the book of Revelation, the last book in the Bible. We celebrated Mass outdoors overlooking the island and the harbor right next to the cave.

Then we all went up to the top of the mountain to visit the Greek Orthodox monastery, and then there was free time to enjoy all of the shops and restaurants and walks along the beach. Oftentimes we feel rushed, but today everyone had six hours of free time to enjoy the Island of Patmos.

We came back to the ship for Fr. James Conlon’s talk and dinner and a free evening. Tonight we head back to Athens for a day in Corinth.

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