SOC - Miracle in Akrotiri

Recently my 83 year old mother visited Cyprus, the land of her birth, probably for the last time. Born in the small village of Ayios Yeorgios (St. George) north of Famagusta, she is... Show more

Recently my 83 year old mother visited Cyprus, the land of her birth, probably for the last time. Born in the small village of Ayios Yeorgios (St. George) north of Famagusta, she is a refugee and has not seen her birth place and family home since the 1974 Turkish occupation. So we visited family and friends in the south with whom she reminisced about the old days, life in her native village and its people. It was too much for her as she realised she would never see her home again. One afternoon, to get her out of her melancholy, I took her for a trip. We ended up in Akrotiri peninsula, occupied by birds, turtles, an RAF base and little else. Here, by chance, in this remote landscape we stumbled across a small, isolated Orthodox church. We saw it was dedicated to St. George so we felt we should take a look inside. What we saw lifted my mother's gloom and reinvigorated her spirits, leaving us wandering what force had guided us to this most unlikely of places. Show less