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Caught a bus for the two hour trip up the coast to Kavala in the Macedonia region of Greece.
Very pretty wooded hillsides with houses and olive groves and a lot of grape vines that were covered to protect them.
Sitting opposite us on the bus were two very elderly Greek ladies dressed in black. They were chatting away in Greek for the whole trip and each one had on her lap a cake box from ...
... to Christianity. Lydia provided Paul with shelter. Paul was eventually imprisoned here but was released. The site of Lydia's baptism is close by and is marked by a baptistry which everyone in this area is baptized in.
The city began to be abandoned in the 7th century AD as a result of strong earthquakes and Slavic raids. It survived as a fort during the Byzantine period but was completely destroyed after the Turkish conquest in ...
... for a synagogue. They met for prayer by the River outside the city, where interested gentiles joined them. Around 49 AD, Paul, Timothy and Silvanus climbed the Roman ‘Via Egnatia’, from the port of Neapolis (today’s Kavala) to Philippi. They met Lydia, a trader in purple dye and a gentile ‘worshipper of God’, with other women gathered at the river for prayer (Acts 16:3 & 14). Lydia and her entire household were baptized. They ...
... and men must wear long pants. There were some very serious looking nuns at the entrance so there was no arguing with them. The convent and buildings date back to the 16th century, and are all stunningly beautiful, with roses and gardens within the walls. Supplies were brought in via a basket and pulley system.
We then stopped for a group photo with the most spectacular monastery (used in a James Bond movie) that sat on top of a pinnacle. One monk ...
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