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... is experienced through the senses, a communing with the divine. I stood in awe. Color everywhere -- almost blinding the eyes. Massive royal red rugs blanketed the floors with the double-headed eagle emblem too big to fit within the lens of my cell-phone camera. Billowing clouds of lilac incense infiltrated the nostrils while byzantine chanting (12 chanters on the right & 12 on the left) melodiously breached the ears.
The second Sunday of ...
... politics. I don’t speak Greek. Yet I do. Yet I did. I did all of those
things, and did so with a smile on my face. It was a moment of realization in
how much I have already changed from this experience. I can’t wait to bring
these new changes to every place I venture off to.
The rest of the night was casual and warm with cheer. After
the dinner we found a gelato stand and ate until we burst.
Soon after sleep found us and we were happy it did. ...
But in Thessaloniki today there is still an active group—the people at my table were all younger than I, with children—and they preserve their traditions carefully. New melodies may be introduced, but the traditional Sep*********es are the most valued. The food is apportioned in an almost ritualized way, and they were all eager to share the Hamin, the special Sabbath stew with me the next day. The Jews I met there were very bright, ...
By tradition, Nicholas born in the province of Lycia in the southern part of Asia Minor in the city of Patara to well-to-do parents. The date of his birth is not known. Having inherited his parents' estate, he became known for his generous gifts to those in need. As a youth, he made pilgrimages ...
... for our apartments. Remember when I said I had to unload 11 lbs of things from my suitcase? Yeah, I had to go and buy all of those things back. It was surprisingly cheaper than I thought it was going to be, but it was much easier than I thought, because I got to split most of the things with my roommate. Not only do you get to hear about my Greek experience, but also my first time really living this independently in an apartment. It was refreshing to go out and buy ...