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... the midst of the destruction and dedicated himself to its restoration. Twenty-years later, the church reopened and became the central church for the Metropolis of Thessaloniki. I met him; he gave me a book of Palamas’ sermons written during 1347-1359. They’re written in Greek.
Iconography covered the walls and ceilings. Depictions of Christ, His Life, His Mother, and the Saints bring the unknown into the known where ...
... I was very grateful,
it meant that we would be experiencing the actual culture, not a replicated
parody. Upstairs was our table, tucked away in the corner where we could still
hear one another over the music. I ordered myself a drink. Now my Greek is not
only sufficient enough to order without flaw, it has started to pick up native
habits. For example, in English you might say “What’s up?” That wouldn’t make
sense to anyone who ...
... 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, ...
... of oak leaves of 24 karat gold weighing about 3 pounds. In the tomb with him were a magnificent shield of gold, leather and ivory, his sword, his tunic and his shin guards. There were pitchers of gold and cups and others vessels all of gold or silver. It was really spectacular. There were also graves of Alexander's son, Alexander IV and Persephone.
After touring the royal tombs we drove back to thessaloniki. Tonight we eat at the grill.
... are crazy. There are a bunch of huge wigs and brightly colored outfits. The costumes don't even have to make sense. Just a mask will even do.
Arriving at school Thursday morning there were dozens of masks lying out for us to take. All day at school there were people walking around with neon animal masks. To be honest, I didn't even recognize some people when they had their masks on, and it really threw me for a loop when I walked into class not being ...