|Vosakou Monastery, Crete Greece|
Yesterday, many Christians around the world celebrated the Feast of the Cross, which honours the cross used in the crucifixion of Jesus. In Greek, this is referred to as the Raising Aloft of the Precious and Life-Giving Cross.
Here in Crete, there are several churches that are devoted to the Holy Cross, and thus, are named after them. The main church at the Vosakou Monastery in the prefecture of Rethymno, is one of them.
We attended the liturgy at the main church which was very peaceful, considering there were many people present, as well as a few animal folk!
The grounds at Vosakou are beautifully landscaped, perfectly complementing the various hues of the terracotta coloured stone, which has been roughly laid throughout.
The monastery dates back to the early 17th century. Yesterday morning, hundreds of people came from all across the island to celebrate the Holy Cross in quiet prayer, high above the Aegean Sea, in the tranquility and beauty of a sacred place in the mountains.
Hope you have a wonderful summer weekend; it's the last!
Talk to you soon.