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... on heaven or on earth; and do not know how to tell about this. All we know is that God lives there with people and their service is better than in any other country…" They might as well have been talking about the same services I attended at the Cathedral of St. Gregory of Palamas in Thessaloniki this past weekend.
Let's start with the Cathedral. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1978. A committed priest brought his tent and pitched ...
... to miss that,
so I immediately jumped out of bed and ran to the lobby. There I found the rest
of the class and my two teachers who were now the leaders of the group. These
teachers were Brady, quirky as usual, and Eleni Koutsafi, my studio professor.
The two of them had done their research and found a happening restaurant in the
heart of the city. Not only was this place overflowing with music and people,
it seemed that not a single tourist had found it. ...
... second choice.
I arrived on Friday afternoon and quickly headed to the lone remaining regularly active synagogue in Thessaloniki, Yad Lazikaron. It is housed in the Jewish community building, which includes offices and a large community space including a kosher kitchen and dining rooms for meals, plus a children’s area. Thessaloniki’s synagogue is located right in the Modiano market area, between the old port and the market itself, no doubt ...
... He was assassinated by one of his body guards. His grave which was in the traditional style was under a tumulus, i.e. a mound 12 meters high and 20 meters long. Digging down, Andronicus came first to the other things that were cremated with Philip and then to the tomb itself. It was unopened so all of the gold and treasures were present. Philip's bones were in a gold box called a Lamax that weighed about 7 pounds of 24 karat gold. On the skull was ...
... already, Greeks are big on their meat. It's hard to find any kind of meal that meat isn't the primary dish. I'm taking a Greek Folklore class in which we are learning about the different festivals that take place during this time. It's really cool to actually see them happening as I'm learning about them. It gives a new twist to the whole hands on experience.
We also treat dressing up for Halloween much differently than they do here. The ...