Raitho and the incorrupt relics of Monk Gregory Skevofylax of Zakynthos

Σοφία Κιόρογλου

Raitho

the Land of Fruits

the biblical Elim

a stopping place for travellers

El-Tur

To read the poem ‘Raitho’ visit :http://winamop.com/sk1605.htm

The Incorrupt Relics of Monk Gregory Skevofylax of Zakynthos

MYSTAGOGY

My visit to Raitho this December has been a great blessing. I am still trying to get back to the normal and mundane rhythm of things but I have great difficulty getting back to earth. I feel an irrepressible desire to talk about present day El-Tor which is not much visited by foreign tourists, but this is ancient Raitho where, during the time of the Roman emperor Diocletian, the Holy Fathers of the Sinai were massacred by the Blemmyes of Africa. More poems coming up in the next few days, God willing.

Although Raitho is not so well-known by tourists, one can be impressed by the spititual beauty of the place.Despite the fact not much is left…

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