The Chapel Of Saint George
Our chapel is a reproduction of the famous Greek Orthodox chapel, located on Lycabettus Hill in Athens, Greece. An on site Priest will offer regular liturgies and services for the community. Father will also be a part of daily events to provide constant reassurance and faith in our village.
If religious faith could be packaged in a pill, the stock price of drug companies would soar. Religion, not merely spirituality, is a profound predictor of health. Spiritual practices can reduce blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, and help stave off some effects of mental illness about as well as many drugs on the market.
In addition, people who are religious tend to think in ways that are healthy. Faith gives people a sense of meaning and purpose in life, which is linked to better health. The brain controls every aspect of our bodies, so how we think affects how our bodies work. In a similar way, religious people tend to be affected less by depression.
Having friends is good for you. Having religious friends is even better. In fact, one study found that
“church membership was the only type of social involvement that predicted greater life satisfaction and happiness,”
according to Harold Koenig, the Director of the Center for Spirituality at Duke University. (He writes about all these studies in his book, Medicine, Religion, and Health.)
Another study found the same effects from informal social interactions with church friends—but not other friendships. Another study among older adults in Iowa found that frequent church attenders where 68 percent less likely to die over a 12 year period. The bonds we form as Christ-followers provide us with more than just a social calendar. They are a vital web that sustains our health through rich relationships that improve both psychological and emotional well being.