Friday, May 24, 2013

The Isle of Patmos and the Monastery of St. John

If it wasn't for the book of Revelation mentioning that John
was exiled there, I suspect the Isle of Patmos
would be an island resort for the rich and famous. The island is a beautiful place and I could think of worse places to be exiled. 

I had the opportunity to visit there in 2007 with a group of students. The main attraction is the Monastery of St. John the Theologian. The monastery is open to tourists and we even had a chance to witness a worship service. But for many, a visit to such a remote location is a dream. 

Until now however. The Google Art Project has an impressive photo gallery of the monastery that allows you to navigate through the monastery just like a tourist. Of course nothing is like being there yourself. But this will allow millions more to "visit" the monastery while allowing the monks their needed privacy.

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