Candles in St. Patrick's Cathedral
This is the place that I really wanted to visit in Manhattan. It was awesome. I can't explain my feeling, but definitely it's beyond my imagination. I'll upload some of other pictures here. www.saintpatrickscathedral.org/ en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Patrick%27s_Cathedral_%28New_Yo...
Mor Gabriel Monastery, Turkey
Mor Gabriel (The Monastery of St. Gabriel) is the oldest surviving Syriac Orthodox monastery in the world dating back to 397 AD. It is located on the Tur Abdin plateau near Midyat in the Mardin Province in Southeastern Turkey, the motherland of the Syriac people.
'When you look at the candles and lamps burning in church, rise in thought from the material fire to the immaterial fire of the Holy Ghost, " for our God is a consuming fire." When you see and smell the fragrant incense, rise in thought to the spiritual fragrance of the Holy Ghost, " for we are unto God a sweet savor of Christ."'-(St. John of Kronstadt, "My Life in Christ")