Thurs, MAR 19
After breakfast we left for Thyatira and Philadelphia, both of which are one of the Seven Churches mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Jeff gave a summary of the 7 Churches in Revelation on each of the buses as we travelled. Returning to Izmir, ancient Smyrna, we toured the city including a visit to the Hellenistic ruins. Fr. Peter Richards celebrated Mass at the Church of St. Polycarp, a disciple of St. John, and returned to our hotel for dinner and overnight.
We are excited to have the 6th-8th grade religion class students of Resurrection School in Wichita, KS are eagerly following the pilgrimage via the web. We will pray for you at mass!