Off the ship and in to tour Athens. First we had Mass at the Catholic Cathedral of St. Dionysius the Areopagite who was Paul’s convert in Athens who later became Athen’s first bishop.
Our favorite stop was Mars Hill, the Areopagus, where St. Paul explained the truth of Jesus Christ. To the judges of Athens. I gave my short talk on Paul, evangelization and sharing the truth in a way the current culture can understand. I read the Bible passage about Paul’s visit and preaching.
Up the Acropolis, study the Parthenon and the goddess Athena. Lunch in cafes along the Platka. Checked into the Metropolitan Hotel. At the hotel I gave one of my favorite talks: Swimming Upstream: Living the Catholic Life in a New Pagan Culture.
Steve’s Talk at Mars Hill in Athens