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... the colourful interior, was George's beaming smile. Upon leaving he bestowed a blessing on Pete, probably thinking he was the only one who needed it. We bid farewell, knowing that of the total of 5,000 tourists from cruise ships that day, we were perhaps the only ones to see inside that church. It was then a slightly easier 6 km walk downhill to the waterfront and back to board the ship for an early evening departure south to ...
... dedicated to St. Gregory Palamas and that’s why I am here. His coffin was ceremoniously brought out of his above-ground tomb, within the church, and placed before the Bishop’s throne on the right. His relics, encased in silver, slid out of the bottom of the coffin like a trundle bed, but protected by glass. Thousands streamed before the coffin throughout the entire service crossing themselves, some kneeling, others bowing, praying quietly ...
... location when this was a large, incredibly diverse Jewish community prior to World War II.
Known as Salonika under the Turks, the city had well over 50,000 Jews, and the synagogue has plaques on the wall noting the many congregations that existed before the Nazis’ deportations. These included communities from Provence (Old and New congregations, apparently), Lisbon, Calabria, Puglia, Sicily and many parts of Spain: Castille, Aragon, ...
... therapy gives him as much energy as it gives relief to the person being healed. Now usually, I'd think that this was a bit of hocus pocus, but I've watched him at work and the relief on people's faces is amazing. We began today by travelling along the road which follows the ancient route called 'the Via Egnatia'. This was a road that connected major cities in the Roman Empire. Paul travelled this way to nearby Philippi, named ...
... basics we need to be able to communicate and find our way around, but really I can't wait until I can have a conversation with a local. Going to the open air market is an amazing experience, but it would be so much more enriching if I could actually effectively communicate with the vendors. It's hard with communicating how much of something I want and how much it actually costs. There's a lot of hand motions. Sometimes I think they ...