When thinking about a post for today I realized it was the feast of Sts. Priscilla and Aquila the Apostles. So, I decided to just walk a few steps down the street to a beautiful παρεκκλήσι (chapel) outside of the neighbourhood church. As you see in the photo it is quite large for a simple place to venerate an icon on the side of a street, and quite beautifully made. Inside there is a place to light candles and an icon of the saints (with a few fresh flowers clearly placed there by faithful). There is no door so day and night people passing by can step in, venerate, whisper a prayer and light a candle. Such sweet places of spiritual reprieve will be missed once I return to Canada.
Troparion of St. Priscilla: Through thee the divine likeness was securely preserved, O Mother Priscilla; for thou didst carry the cross and followed Christ. By example and precept thou didst teach us to ignore the body because it is perishable, and to attend to the concerns of the undying soul. Therefore, doth thy soul rejoice with the angels.