SPECIALS/EVENTS IN THE AEGEAN SEA
GROTTO OF THE APOCALYPSE (PATMOS)
According to the Bible, it is in the grotto of the Apocalypse that God spoke for the last time directly to a human being. Saint John who received this Revelation wrote about it. It is today the last book of the New Testament. This enchanting grotto belongs since 1999 to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
Grotto of the Apocalypse - Today, the Holy Grotto is surrounded by buildings of the revelation monastery, whose white walls stand out clearly from the rocky surroundings. Together with the Monastery of St. John in Chora, the cave was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
John the Theologian was said to have lived in exile on Patmos in the 1st century AD and to have received the revelation of God in the cave the Apocalypse. According to the Bible, this was the last time that God spoke directly to a person. The text of the Apocalypse is the last book of the New Testament. It is one of the most important prophetic and eschatological texts in theological literature.
John is said to have heard the voice of God asking him to write down the revelation through the still visible triple crack in the wall of the grotto. The Apocalypse is a preview of the future development of earth and humanity and was recorded by John in a kind of letter to the seven Christian primitive communities in Asia Minor.
The well-known introductory words of the text are: "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, says the Lord God, who is, and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
The eloquent text and fearsome visions was of major influence on the Christian tradition, influencing millions of believers in their thinking. A visit to the Grotto of the Apocalypse is highly recommended - visitors receive during their stay detailed explanations from a monk.
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