National Geographic : 1941 Apr
Photograph by Cencie Pertile Around an Antique Carpet, in Cloth of Gold, Monks of Patmos Follow Jesus'Example ofHumility As in the courtyard of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, the foot-washing ceremony is a feature of Easter Week onPatmos. With asilken handkerchief perfumed with lemon water, the leader makes the sign of the cross on the feet of his disciples. Just before his betrayal,Jesus said, "Ihave given you anexample, that ye should do as I have done to you." St. John, who reported that event, was banished to rocky Patmos and there saw visions ofthe four horsemen ofConquest, War, Famine, and Death, followed by the vintage of the grapes of wrath and a new heaven and a new earth (page 463).