To Philippi with St. Paul, Day 8
by Steve Ray on November 3, 2014
Today was a blockbuster day following St. Paul as he entered Europe for the first time. Kavala, the city on the coast of the Aegean Sea used to be called Neapolis during Paul’s time.
We arrived and boarded our buses and drove through Kavala seeing the mosaic of Paul receiving a vision from the Macedonian man who begged him to come across the seas and bring the good news to Macedonia and Greece.
Our boat was docked in the same place Paul’s was 2000 years ago and we drove to Philippi and we relived Paul’s visit there. We saw the prison where Paul and Silas were kept and I gave my talk “What must I do to be saved?” In the ancient Roman theater.
We also walked on the old Roman Road between Kavala and Philippi. It was a highlight for people as they walked on the same stone road that Paul walk done with the sandals.
When we got back to the ship we started our Seminar at Sea with my talk talk “St. Paul, His Life and Teachings.”
Tonight was formal night in the dining hall and everyone dressed up in their finest and had a very elegant meal. After that many gathered to pray the rosary and to meditate and discuss on the sites that we saw today. Enjoy the movie!