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... receive the Eucharist in the sanctuary, an honor afforded me by one of the priests I befriended. And, I accepted. Slowly and methodically I weaved my way through the throng of worshipers, occasionally nudged from behind with an occasional elbow to the ribs and entered the sanctuary by the door to the right and behold -- I was in! I made it! And, I came face to face with television flood lights. That’s right -- the local TV station had ...
... t speak English with relative skill. Someone just
learning would say, “How are you?” or “How are you doing?”
Our guides took it upon themselves to order our food for us
and I was happy to let them. So far they had not steered me wrong, and with my
new refined palette, new foods give me no trouble. As each new plate made its
way to our table, my own personal plate became more and more full. I couldn’t
get enough of ...
... all in Hebrew and sung in what was substantially a Sephardic tradition with some special variations. Of course the prayerbook was Hebrew and Greek, so I stuck to the Hebrew. They sing well, and different congregants chant chapters of Song of Songs aloud, some in variations of a lovely melody—perhaps in a Sephardic cantillation (trope), although it seemed more basic than that—and others mostly reading the text. They also trade off on chanting the Psalms of ...
... Greece, surpassed only by Athens in population. It is the capital of Macedonia. Its founding can be traced back to King Kassandros of Macedon who was one of Alexander the Great's generals. St Paul visited here twice and established one of the first Christian communities in Europe.
We then drove to the Arch of Galerius from 300 AD when it was built to commemorate the Romans victory over Persia and Asia Minor. Between the 17th and 20th centuries, ...
Did a drive by of the Mt Olympos area, but due to the weather didnt attempt any hikes. Then took a massive detour up further north to Thessaloniki, but the place looked so crowded we wimped out on stopping. Eventually deciding after all that to visit Meteora back south near where we started the day. If only we had been more decisive in the morning on our days journey as ...