Emperor Constantine built this ancient church. He loved Sofia so much, he wanted to make it the capital of the Byzantine Empire. The church is surrounded today by all these buildings because during the Communist era there was an attempt to hid religious sites from public view, so I am told.
I have always wanted to visit Sofia and the opportunity came this year. I was visiting Vienna and decided at the last minute to spend a few days there. What an eye-opener it was! The city has much to offer. Lots of historical places to admire. Easy to travel around. The people are friendly. And, above all, quite reasonably cheap. The photo above is considered to be the biggest Orthodox Church in all of Bulgaria. It is called the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral.
I had the chance to visit Scotland in the summer and I was impressed by the hills and rolling meadows. This photo shows a man enjoying a walk along the River Ness.
Corpus Christi is a Catholic feast that celebrates the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ, as the centre and summit of our Christian lives. A friend surprised me with this gift. A figurine that she found in a garage sale. The trash of someone is a treasure for another, indeed!
I have been so busy for the past few months building our new church of St. Josephine Bakhita here in northwest Mississauga. Now that our new church has been dedicated, I hope it is going to be quiet for a while to enable me to pursue my other passions… like photography.
If only I could remember where I took this… somewhere in the Baltics.
According to the GPS, it was taken in Queensland…down under.