Joyce's Photos of Patmos
Late in his life, the Apostle John reportedly was taken to Rome from Ephesus, then suddenly exiled to Patmos, by Emperor Domitian, and, “after the tyrant's death, he returned from the isle of Patmos to Ephesus” (Eusebius. Church History. Book III, Chapter 23.).
On the island of Patmos he wrote the Book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ. He noted:
I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ (Revelation 1:9).
The following links are to photographs taken and/or directed by Joyce Thiel. All materials are copyrighted and all photographs are copyrighted by Joyce Thiel (c) 2005, All Rights Reserved:
The Island Called Patmos - Two pictures are two different angles of this famous island.
Patmos Harbor - The port where cruise ships now come to for visits to Patmos.
The Church of the Revelation - The Greek Orthodox have built a church on the site where there is a cave on the top of a hill where tradition says that John received the revelation that he was told by Jesus to record (the Bible does not state the precise location on Patmos). Include picture of COGwriter.
The Church of the Revelation - One outside and one interior photograph. Includes picture of Joyce.
The View From the Cave - While taking a photograph of the cave is prohibited, here is a photograph from the cave and tradition says this is the view John had when he was not writing the revelation.
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