Well, the results are in – I passed! I got a 7, which probably won’t mean much to most of you. It’s based on a scale of 1-10, with 5 as passing. My goal all year had been simply to get a 5, which many of us language-challenged Americans struggle to get. So I was quite happy with a 7. In fact, my teacher told me that I missed getting an 8 by a single point. Oh well!
Since the exam, what’s been happening? Well, John Karcher returned from two months away in
Last night, I went downtown to attend a lecture by Fr. Spyridon (our confessor and the confessor for most of the Americans here) at Panagia Ahiropiitou. There, we ran into Fr. John Bethancourt (of the Antiochian parish in
Meanwhile, this week, Pelagia and I embarked on a major project of repainting the kitchen and all our doors and doorframes. It’s almost done – we’re hoping we’ll finish tomorrow. Maybe I’ll post some before & after photos again.
On Monday, Pelagia starts on a painting job down in Harilaou which should take about 4 days.
As for me, I will now start on my first paid translation work! Fr.
I will be translating the following three:
The Church of
Metropolitan NATHANAEL of
The Church of
Archpriest Valentin Asmus, Professor, Theological School of Moscow
The Problem of Uniatism in
Ivan Diatsenko, Professor, Ecclesiastical School “The Ladder”, Dviepropetrovsk