El Greco Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
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... 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 ...
... new food was wonderful. The salads, the fish, all of
it. A particular plate of eggplant mousse was so decadent that I had a full
serving to myself.
It was right about the middle of dinner when it happened. I
had a wonderful moment. To the exterior eye, it would have been nothing more
than just another night out on the town, but for me it was magical. I was just in
the middle of a conversation with my professor Eleni about the current
... for heretics. It was so important that not one but two false Messiahs flourished here at different times. Shabtai Tzevi, the 17th century charismatic Kabbalist who was widely accepted by many Jews as the coming of the Messiah, moved to Salonika after being expelled by the rabbis from his native Izmir (Smyrna). Shabtai Tzevi’s messianism became the basis for a European-wide movement of Jews who accepted his claims, some of which coincided with ...
... of this kind. A large Jewish community resided in Thessalonica, so Paul and Silas began teaching in the synagogue (Acts 16:6 – 18:5), with much success. Jews and many gentile ‘god fearers’ accepted Jesus as the long awaited messiah. A predominantly gentile Christian community came to life. Some members of the synagogue thought that the missionaries’ teaching threatened Jewish belief, so Paul, Silas (and Timothy, who had ...
... take this holiday. And when I say costume shop, I actually mean like a full fledged store dedicated to only costumes, with huge displays in the windows. They have the most brightly colored signs on the street, with balloons and other various images.
Everytime I walk past one of them now, I just kind of smile, because now I know exactly why they are there. And it also reminds me of what a great time I had participating in a piece of real Greek culture. ...