On Thursday, we went up into the woods above our house to celebrate the Liturgy for the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (and St. Panayiotis the New Martyr). Our friend Fr. Panayiotis was celebrating the Liturgy in the chapel, with the help of a hierodeacon from the Skete of St. Panteleimon on Mt. Athos, a friend of our parish.
The weather has been surprisingly cool for the past week or so, and the babies enjoyed being out in the woods. In the photos above and below, Paul is playing along the sides of the chapel during the Liturgy.
Here, Kh. Sophia is holding Paul at the door to the chapel during the Liturgy.
Here, our friend Monica is holding Paul at the door to the chapel. I don't know why all these photos are of Paul -- it just happened that way!
In the afternoon, we decided to take the babies for a hike on the trails just outside Panorama called Platanakia. Each of us strapped on a baby and off we went. Above are Pres. Pelagia and Paul.
In the photos above and below, you can see Pres. Pelagia with Paul, followed by our dog Argos, and Kh. Sophia with a sleeping Benjamin on her back.
One part of the trail features a small tunnel through cave that Paul seemed to think was fun here.