Title: Evlogeite: A Pilgrim's Guide to Greece
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: St. Nicholas Press September 2002
0971636516 / 9780971636514
Seller ID: 10760
The title is the customary greeting of Greek pilgrims asking for a blessing at the end of a pilgrimage; but we think this book is the presence of a blessing at the beginning of one. Calling this book a ''guide'' is a little like calling the Divine Comedy a ''poem.'' Evlogeite! is rather a compendium of history, itineraries, practical travel hints, hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs, and even a mini-phrase dictionary for anyone planning to visit Greece with pilgrimage in mind. Divided into over thirty sections each focusing on a particular region, monastery or shrine (including Aegina, Chios, Hosios Lukas, Meteora, Mt. Athos, Patmos and Thessalonica, to name a few) the traveler is thoroughly introduced to the historical background and the spiritual and contemporary significance of his or her destination. Mother Nectaria intends her work primarily for Orthodox and other Christian travelers interested in like aspects of Greece (don't look for information about exploring Classical Greece here), offering a guide that informs both the spirit and the flesh of pilgrimage.