My biggest disappointment was many of the churches were closed.  I am not that religious but I love going to church. The greatest gift in the world is to feel and experience the presence of God and to serve God by serving and supporting the: poor, homeless, sick, disadvantaged and those less fortunate – I pray I can be of service.    All over the world I go to church to give thanks and praise to God for all I have and I am so lucky to do that (I am not that religious)  so here in Greece it was a huge disappointment that many of the churches were closed but I did find a couple that I went in and I fell to my knees and prayed and gave thanks for all I have..  The biggest loss to humanity is the loss of religion in life .  Here are some photos and I ask you to read my prayer at the end 


I wrote this for my brother as I carried his ashes to the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayans. What is amazing I found a statue in a niche in a boulder at 17,000 feet in Nido Condores and fell to my knees in silent prayer so here is it and I am not really religious but I am blessed 

Dear God almighty, I humbly come before You on this mountain top and even though I am unworthy, only say the word and I shall be healed.

Today in the wilderness and on this majestic mountain, I see Your greatness in all that surrounds us and the Heavens proclaim Your glory. The majestic white capped mountains beneath the clear blue skies with the sun’s streaming golden rays covering the earth in its warmth and with the twinkling of stars at night, they all display Your handiwork. The rolling hills and the green valley’s cut by gushing white water streams below us – they disclose Your awesome presence. The roaring wind that bites at my face let’s me know I am alive and of Your awesome power. Your divine voice sails on the wind through all of creation, and it is Your creation alone. You have given me the ability to hear the music of the world on this special day and it proclaims You are in my midst and I am most grateful and thankful for the opportunity to witness these incredible things.

Dear God almighty, You are the most gracious and merciful and all praises and thanks we give to You and it is You alone that reigns over all that exists. You alone are the owner and judge of the day of resurrection and it is You alone that we worship with our entire heart, mind and strength, there is nothing but You in our hearts, minds and strength, it is You alone that we owe our life to and we worship You in everything we do.

You that are all infinite and who was begotten and not made, who is the creator of all life, both seen and unseen, known and unknown, we humbly come before You on this most beautiful mountain top on this special day to ask You to bath those that have gone before us in Your warm light and grant them peace. In silent thoughts, we remember fondly and are thankful for the time we were able to share together . We also pray that You will guide, lead and teach us in Your ways so that we can better serve You each and every day by helping those that are sick, the poor and the those that are less fortunate than we. These things we pray and all praise and honor be Yours, Amen .