On April 17, pilgrims from Trinity left for Greece and Rome to follow in the footsteps of the Apostle Paul. Follow along to see what they see on their journey. Retrace their steps on Days 2-3, Day 4, and Day 5.
Day 6: April 22
The pilgrims go to Athens to see the Acropolis, Mars Hill, House of Parliament, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the Presidential Palace.
Sign for Dionysus the Areopagite Street in Athens. This is named after the man Dionysus who heard Paul preach in Athens and became a Christian.
The Parthenon, a temple to the ancient Greek goddess Athena, on the Acropolis
Sharon, Dr. Michael Battle, and Sian consider the Parthenon.
Pilgrims Regina, Sian, and Kathy in front of the Erichtheion, one of the ancient temples on the Acropolis
The Caryatids supporting the Erichtheion. These supporting sculptures are copies of the originals, which are housed in the Acropolis Museum.
Pilgrims Valdia and Sheri consider the Parthenon at the Acropolis
The Trinity pilgrims gather on the Acropolis in front of the Parthenon.
Walking up to the Parthenon
The view of the Acropolis from Mars Hill, where the Book of Acts tells us St. Paul preached the Gospel. This is the view Paul would have seen.
A stone at Mars Hill in Athens, commemorating the place where the Apostle Paul preached the Gospel to the people of Athens and debated with the Greek philosophers there.
Imagine Paul’s confidence: he preaches a message of love, in view of the Acropolis, on the rocky outcrop of the Aereopagus, which commemorated the Greek god of war!
Trinity Pilgrims in Athens. See the Acropolis in the background.
Continue with the pilgrims on Day 7.