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Jerusalem & the
New Jerusalem
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Jerusalem: The
Paradox of the 5
Shekel Blessing"
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Hebron
Cauldon," click
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Ascending to
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Revelation 1.9:
I, John, your brother who
share with you in Jesus the
persecution and the
kingdom and the patient
endurance, was on the
island called Patmos
because of the word of
God and the testimony of
Jesus.
THE HOLY ISLE OF PATMOS
THE HOLY ISLE OF PATMOS
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My first introduction to the fabulous islands of the Mediterranean was in 1971 through "My Family and Other Animals" by Gerald Durrell, a book of required reading
during the Fourth Form at Victoria Institution, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.   Although set on the island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea, in my imagination, Patmos of the Aegean,
must be similar in description.  While Durrell was reminiscing about his childhood spent on a sunny island teeming with fauna under a turquoise sky, Patmos shall
forever be associated with another writer, Saint John the Divine, author of the canonized Book of Revelation.   The reader  can imagine my pleasure to actually step
foot on Patmos on May 9, 2012 and to enter the apocalypse cave where John received inspiration for his eschatology.   Further up at the top of the hill in Chora lies the
Greek Orthodox Monastery of Saint John the Theologian founded in 1088 when Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos gave the island to the soldier-priest John
Christodoulos who built a hilltop castle to protect the monks from pirates and other invaders.   Today, the Library holds 82 priceless manuscripts of the New Testament,
some of which, including the Codex Petropolitanus Purpureus,  a 6th century Greek codex gospel book written on purple parchment leaves, are on display in the
Museum.   The shop-lined streets leading to the two holy sites are joy for the visitor to behold and explore in their own right (see photos below).  My pilgrimage to the
Holy Isle of Patmos was made possible through the course entitled "St. Paul and the Early Church in Turkey" taught by St. George's College in Jerusalem.
More pages to come.  
Charleston C. K. Wang, 5/17/2012.
A Family of Dolphins in the Aegean Sea
Photography on this page by Charleston C. K. Wang
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Our Patmos Greek guide, Vera,
pointing the way to the Lord>>>>>>>
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Very Different
Houses" click

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Reflection of
Jerusalem & the
New Jerusalem
from the Ground,"  
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"Ephesus of
St. Paul and
St. John"
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"Sufis Rumi
Konya,"
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"Meditating
Mediter-
ranean,"
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