Eastern Orthodox Christian Monks Photo, Greece Picture – National Geographic…
On the holy peninsula of Mount Athos, monks chant "Christos anesti — Christ is risen" during a midnight vigil. This Easter gathering ends seven weeks of solemn fasting. Monks rise to pray during the quietest hours of the night because that is when they believe the heart is most open.
Christian Orthodox priests take part in a procession in Bethlehem's Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity
Hagia Sophia most famous building in Istanbul. Built in the 6th century as an orthodox-christian church it's been used a a mosque for ages. In 558 the original dome collapsed and was substituted with the current one, which has so many windows it seems as if it is floating.
You can buy a glass mug and color with sharpies on it, it is easy to give as a present or just keep as nice memories!
In 1823, a woman who had been ill for 17 years had a vision of a church with an icon of the Mother of God. She realized it referred to the Yaroslavsk (Pechersk) Icon of the MostHoly Mother of God. Entering the church, she immediately saw the icon and had an attack of fever, after which she healed completely. From that time, prayers to the icon started to work miracles. (May 14)