Detail from mosaic, Apostle Paul preaching in Veria
The journey of Paul to Greece – creation of the first Church and first Christians baptized
"And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas. 9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us. 10 And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them. 11 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis; 12 And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days. And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. 14 And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul. 15 And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us.”
Travelling for more than 30 years around all Christian shrines in Greece, Asia Minor, the Holy Land and other parts of the world, I believe that participating in a PilgrimTour, walking on the same places where Christ and the Apostles have walked, lived and taught, today (same as then) the traveller will have a unique experience and deeper knowledge of Christianity and the Gospel.
This is the message of Love and Hope for life and the future of humanity, same and untouched throughtout the centuries;
« That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another »
« ..Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. »
This is the message we try to pass on to our clients who visit Greece, with our highly qualified staff, experienced professional guides exclusively for Christian Pilgrimage groups, using high standard coaches and hotels. Our goal is to give visitors a combination of all the natural beauties of our country, with history and culture as we are "walking on the steps” of Paul, John, Andrew and thousands of others that lived and preached here during the early years of Christianity, until the most recent one "St, Nectarios of Aigina” last century.
KAVALA – THESSALONIKI – VERIA- METEORA – ATHENS – KORINTHOS – AGION OROS – PATMOS …. KONSTANTINOUPOLIS – EFESSOS – JERUSALEM – SINA.
The Greek Orthodox Church.... from Paul's 1st Journey until Today