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Greece Pilgrimage Day 4

After early mass and breakfast, we stopped at an icon workshop to see a Greek Orthodox priest and his family paint icons. From there we went to the monastery of St. Luke, which started out as a modest chapel and expanded to a monastic compound in the 11th century. The...

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Greece Pilgrimage Day 3

Today we all slept because of the late night and had mass at 9a before taking a short drive to visit to the famous Meteora Monasteries. In Greek, “meteora” means “suspended in air.”  Indeed, the monasteries seem to be just that, built...

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Greece Pilgrimage Day 2

Today we went began in the same spot, Neapolis, where St. Paul first came to Europe on his second missionary journey. Then we traveled to ancient Philippi, the next stop for St. Paul in where preached the Gospel with Silas and Timothy. We visited the...

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Greece Pilgrimage Day 1

Greece Pilgrimage Day 1

From Fargo, to Minneapolis, to Amsterdam, to Athens, to Thessoloniki, to Kavalla! It's a long journey to Greece, but it's definitely much easier to travel by plane and bus than by the travel conditions in the time of the Apostle Paul. On our way, we got to know one...

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Pilgrims Preparing to Leave for Greece

Pilgrims Preparing to Leave for Greece

In a few short weeks, 42 pilgrims will fly to Athens to follow the footsteps of St. Paul with us and Bishop Aquila of Fargo, as well as three priests from the Fargo Diocese. We will take a Lenten Journey together and reflect on the amazing life of St. Paul and the...

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Jan 15 — Our Last Day!

After we checked out of the hotel, we began with Mass at the church that recalls Peter’s denial on the night Jesus was betrayed, St. Peter in Gallicantu (Matthew 26:69-75.)  The church is built over the High Priest Caiaphas’ home (Matthew 26:57,)...

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