A Dove at Sunrise

The first rays of sunlight strike the bell tower and minaret. A dove has alighted upon one arm of the highest cross.

Sunrise in Summer

Sunrise in the middle of summertime.

First Light

In the high mountains, the first light of day is a pink coloured glow on the eastern horizon. I took this photo from above the Chapel of Saint Anne, the morning I left to return to the monastery.

The Light of the Day

Αἰνοῦμεν, ὑμνοῦμεν, εὐλογοῦμεν, καὶ εὐχαριστοῦμεν σοι, ὁ Θεὸς τῶν πατέρων ἡμῶν, ὅτι παρήγαγες τὴν σκιὰν τῆς νυκτός, καὶ ἔδειξας ἡμῖν πάλιν τὸ φῶς τῆς ἡμέρας.

We praise thee, we hymn thee, we bless thee, and give thanks to thee, O God of our Fathers, for that thou hast brought us through the […]