Sunday, August 31, 2014

Island on the lake

Church of the Mother of God on the Lake and the Wishing Bell.  This ringing bell has always been very clear to the many pilgrims and visitors to the island. By ringing the bell, we commrnd ourselves to the mother of God in hopes that our wishes will be fulfilled. Many weddings take place on this island.  The groom is expected to carry his bride up the 99 steps to the chapel from the wharf. We saw two weddings and one very strong bridegroom.  When in the chapel a couple should pull the bell rope together three times, if the bell rings then their wishes of love will come true.