[ 10 miles long, 6 miles wide, 14 sq.miles, population: 2800 ]
Patmos is one of the premier resorts for tourists & the wealthy
Patmos' shape is a "C" with its open-end facing east
St. John's Monastery (at very top); is #1 sacred site on Patmos; in 1995 Patmos celebrated its 1900 year
anniversary of the Apostle John's writing of the book
of Revelation in 95 AD.; John was exiled to Patmos for 18 months where he received the vision of the Revelation of Jesus, & then wrote it.
Saint John's Monastery, Patmos Isle
"I , John, your brother & fellow partaker in the tribulation & kingdom & perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the Island called Patmos, because of the word of God & the testimony of Jesus. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, & I heard behind me a loud voice like the sound of a trumpet......
And I turned to see the voice that was speaking with me. And having turned I saw 7 golden lampstands; & in the middle of the lampstands was one like a son of man, clothed in a robe reaching to the feet, &
girded across His breast with a golden girdle,
And His head & hair were white like wool, like snow; & His eyes were like a flame of fire....& when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as a dead man......" [ Revelation 1: 9-17 ]