Greek Monastic Priest

Photo 15 from my trip to the folklore museum in Crete, Greece.

He’s a monastic priest – a priest-monk or hieromonk (I am told you can tell that by the headgear). He’s holding a gospel book – one with the printed gospels for reading in church each day. You can tell he’s a priest because he’s wearing a cross – bishops wear medallions showing Christ and his mother, as in the photo I posted early. This photo was taken at the folklore museum in Asteri near Arkadi Monastery in Crete.

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~ by heritagebooks on September 10, 2010.

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