I have just spent Orthodox Easter Mount Athos, the extraordinary monastic peninsula, with fellow pilgrims Roger, Paul and Mervyn.
We spent Good Friday at St Paul's (above). We then walked to the Great Lavra, a long and beautiful walk around Mt Athos,
We walked on to Vatopaedi for Easter Sunday. After church the monks greet each other (and anyone else) with a joyful Easter greeting.
Thanks to Roger, Paul and Mervyn for a wonderful trip.