Patmos

211 fotos

Este sitio no utiliza cookies en absoluto. Quien visita este sitio puede hacerlo sabiendo que su navegación no será rastreada de ninguna manera, y no será perfilada con fines comerciales o de otro tipo.

ParosPatmosGreciaRodas

Descripción

Patmos (0309) Monasterio de San Juan el Teólogo
Patmos (0309)Monasterio de San Juan el Teólogo
37° 18′ 33″ N, 26° 32′ 45″ E

Patmos (Πάτμος) is a small Greek island in the Aegean Sea, one of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex. The highest point is Profitis Ilias, 269 m above sea level. Patmos’ main communities are Chora (the capital city), and Skala (the only commercial port). The churches and communities on Patmos are of the Eastern Orthodox tradition. Patmos is mentioned in the Bible Book of Revelation. The book’s introduction states that its author, John, was on Patmos when he was given a vision from Jesus. Early Christian tradition identified this writer John of Patmos as John the Apostle, though some modern scholars are uncertain.

[Leer más]

Monastery of Saint John the Theologian

In 1088, Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos gave the island of Patmos to the soldier-priest John Christodoulos. The greater part of the monastery was completed by Christodoulos three years later. He heavily fortified the exterior because of the threats of piracy and Seljuk Turks. 330 manuscripts are housed in the library (267 on parchment), 82 manuscript of the New Testament. As of 2012, 40 monks reside here. The monastery has, amongst its relics, the skull of Saint Thomas the Apostle.

Cave of the Apocalypse

The Cave of the Apocalypse is situated about halfway up the mountain, along the road between the villages of Chora and Skala. This grotto is believed to mark the spot where John of Patmos received his visions that he recorded in the Book of the Apocalypse (Revelation).

In 1999, UNESCO declared the Cave of the Apocalypse a joint World Heritage Site together with the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian.

Mapa

Ver también

Grecia1.630 fotos

Santorini (0287) Oia
Santorini

Greece (Ελλάδα), officially the Hellenic Republic and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country in Southeast Europe. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Western Asia, and Africa, and shares land borders with Albania[Leer más]

Iglesias2.736 fotos

San Pietro (001)
Ciudad del Vaticano

Iglesias de todo el mundo.[Leer más]

Pueblos de montaña3.690 fotos

Castelmezzano (159)
CastelmezzanoBasilicata

Los pueblos de montaña más bellos y pueblos de la ladera de todo el mundo.[Leer más]