Thursday, March 15, 2007

Pelagia's Greek Class

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Well, our friend Aaron is leaving today, so last night all the Americans gathered at a restaurant downtown near the Rotunda to say good-bye.

Instead of going all the way back home to Panorama, and then downtown again a few hours later, I stayed in the city and even sat in on Pelagia’s class. (You can never get too much Greek – at least that’s what they say….)
Of course, I had to take some photos of how Pelagia spends her Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons.

In the top photo, you see her teacher, Christina, on the right. In the front row you see three women from Russia. In the back corner is Pelagia, obviously. Then nearest Pelagia are two of her friends – from Germany and the Czech Republic. To the left of them are two students from Spain. There are more students – from Serbia, Montenegro, and Poland, not caught in the photo.

It’s really a blessing to get to know people from so many different countries and cultures.

As a side note, some of the Americans (including us) are considering making a pilgrimage together to the Monastery of St John the Theologian on Patmos (the site of the Revelation to St John) for Pascha. We’ll see if it (and the money!) works out. Obviously, I’ll take LOTS of photos if we go…

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