Posted by: DG MARYOGA | 07/04/2014

Divine Light …


 

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Divine Light All the Way Down the Steps to the Cave of the Apocalypse Where your Soul Desires to Reconnect with its Source …

The Cave of the Apocalypse

To The Cave of the Apocalypse

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John of Patmos

John of Patmos

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“I, John, your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus, was on the island of Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus. On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit, and I heard behind me a loud voice like a trumpet…” (Revelation 1:9-10)

Spiritual atmosphere all over the island of Patmos and particularly in the Monastery of Saint John the Theologian or John of Patmos the Revelator ( founded in 1088 ) and in the Cave of the Apocalypse.They were both declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

Patmos is a peaceful,small Greek island in the Aegean Sea and one of the northernmost of Dodecanese.All  know of the Book of Revelations, but not everyone is aware that it was written in Patmos,just after 95 AD. Saint John the Divine (also known as the beloved disciple of Jesus) was sent here in exile, as Patmos in those days was a place for criminals because it was so inaccessible.

Divine Light leads my steps up to the fortified castle,to the Monastery of St. John’s and the Cave of the Apocalypse

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fortified castle

the fortified castle

divine light leading my steps all the way up ...

divine light leading my steps all the way up …

way up to the Monastery

way up to the Monastery

About halfway up the alleys and the cobbled path is the Cave of the Apocalypse

outside ...

outside …

in the Cave

in the Cave

feeling the Divine ...

feeling the Divine …

that's where he slept ...

nightly resting place of John’s,fenced off and outlined in beaten silver

 

The monastery consists of interconnecting courtyards, chapels, stairways, arcades, galleries and roof terraces reaching out to Spiritual Realms …

St. John's Monastery

St. John’s Monastery

Frescos in the Chapel of  Theotokos,date from the 12th century in the chapel of Theotokos

Frescoes in the Chapel of Theotokos,date from the 12th century

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Divine views inside,panoramic views from outside and towards the vastness of the blue ocean where the firmament  and the earth meet and make you feel in Seventh Heaven …

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view over the port of Patmos

view over the port of Patmos

I ndeed Divine Light
Indeed Divine Light

Deep thoughts on the summit of the fortified Monastery and verses like prayers from Friedrich Holderlin’s poem  Patmos :

The god
Is near, and hard to grasp …
Our Mother the Earth, and the Light
Of the Sun as well, but what our Father
Who reigns over everything wants most
Is that the established word be
Carefully attended, and that
Which endures be interpreted well …
for the perfection of the soul

for the Perfection of the Soul

 where heaven and earth meet

Divine Light Leading my Steps

Divine Light Leading my Steps …

 

Bliss All over and Celestial Light for the Perfection of the Divine Essence of the Human Soul …

 

 

 

 

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Responses

  1. beautiful…:-)

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  2. Sublime!

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    • Indeed,my lovely Cindy ! Sublime is the right word to describe this divine place … Love ❤ & Blessings to you , Doda 🙂 xxx

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  3. Oh, thank you for sharing! This is a place I would definitely love to visit … but then I have, just a little, through your post. Blessings.

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    • Thank you dear Diane ! So glad you received some divine light through my post !!!

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  4. You did a great job, Doda, of relaying the immensity and spirituality of this monastery. Thank you!

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    • Thank you so much,dear Jet,for your pithy comment ! Much appreciated 🙂 Doda xxx

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  5. Wonderful photos and views .. So good to see such delightful Light within your captures and within your words… May you have a blessed weekend… Enjoy Love Sue

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    • Thanks a million for coming by and commenting,dear Sue ! Much appreciated 🙂 It seems the Divine Light reached out to you my friend and you liked my post …
      Have a peaceful and creative weekend !!! Love and big hugs,
      Doda xxx

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  6. Divine and beautiful photos!

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    • Many thanks Christy ! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂

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  7. Doda, how I felt the Divine all the way through this post. I am covered in goosebumps. What a gorgeous presentation you gave us. The Light. The Cave. I could FEEL radiating out from the photos the Divine Energy. OH how can I thank you for this Gift you have given me? Thank you, my friend. Thank you!!! You worked hard putting all this together and let me tell you, the Light shown all the way through!!! (((HUGS))) Amy

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    • Why thank you !!!!!!
      Amy,Dear,so glad the divine light reached out to you and touched your soul !!! You closely followed my steps to this spiritual journey and let your soul receive the positive energy of the peaceful place …
      Loved your extended comment,it’s like a supplementary post in my Dinine Light post …
      Love and ((( hugs ))) , Doda xxxx 🙂

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      • Doda, to BE present in such a Divine environment I probably would have been shaking. That is how powerful those photographs are. I FELT the energy. You really did an excellent job at pulling everything together. BIG (((HUGS))) Amy

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        • Blessed those who can feel the real spirit behind these photos and the place no matter their religious principles … If you know how to love,you know how to worship … God is Love and Love is God … That’s why the Divine Light reached you …
          Stay well,my dear friend,and keep spreading Love through your sublime posts 🙂 (((((( hugs ))))))) , Doda xxx

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          • Oh, you know it. Love IS God and GOD IS Love. Simple. There is nothing other then God. That means only Love exists. Bless your heart for knowing this. This is why the Divine came through your photos. You walk it. (smile) Love, Amy

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            • Such a heavenly reply,dear Amy !!! No wonder I feel a myriad of rose petals unfold in your posts …
              Take care ,hugs and ♥♥♥ Doda xxx

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  8. Lovely pictures.

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    • Many thanks my friend ! Glad you liked them 🙂

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  9. Wow, Doda, thanks for the photographic journey and all the info. I didn’t know about any of this. Loved your words at the end! Blessings, Natalie 🙂

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    • Thanks kindly for appreciating it dear Natalie ! I’m so glad you enjoyed the spiritual journey and my epilogue words … hugs and ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡,Doda xxx 🙂

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  10. Hello Doda,

    Monastery of St. John’s in Patmos is absolutely beautiful… The mural paintings and the landscapes are amazing. The atmosphere surrounding the building is truly captivating and mythical
    A great post, congratulations. I loved it,

    Best wishes, Aquileana 😛

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    • Dear Aquileana,can’t thank you enough for your rich and approving comment ; I’m really delighted you joined up with me for the other-worldly journey … BTW,love your Plato related posts and the concepts you develop in them. Love and hugs ,Doda xxx 🙂

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      • Thanks for your words as regard to my posts … It is awesome to have you as a blogger fellow. I really enjoy this posts by you and many others too.

        all the ebst, Aquileana 😛

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  11. Dear Doda, these pictures and explanations are beautiful. What a magnificent place. It makes me long to visit but at least you have given me a glimpse. Thank you! Hugs!

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    • Linda,Dear ! Thanks a million for coming by and for your praiseful comment.Feel totally glad you enjoyed the Patmos journey through my photo series.It’s a nice and peaceful island with a long history behind it ; ((( hugs ))) and ♡ (◠‿◠✿) ♡ , Doda xxx

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  12. Divine, indeed! Glorious photos, Thank you for taking us to the Cave of the Apocalypse! Your photos of St. John’s Monastery give us the feeling of the spiritual atmosphere. Too beautiful, Dear Doda!

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    • Thank you,dear Amy ! Glad you enjoyed the spiritual journey 🙂
      {{{ hugs }}} and love ♥♥♥

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  13. How incredibly peaceful are these photos. A wonderful way to begin my day. Thank you Doda.

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    • And,how delighted I feel to know that a talented painter like you liked my post !!! Thank you so much dear Gretchen for coming by and commenting.It means worlds to me to get such an approving comment especially by you 🙂 Hope you have a peaceful and creative week ! Looking forward to your new inspirational paintings !!!
      Big ((( hugs ))) and ♥♥♥, Doda xxx

      PS :Many remarkable painters like you,notable authors and renowned poets have been inspired by Patmos and its spiritual sites.

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