On Monday morning, Holy Spirit Day, we had Liturgy in our parish's little church in the cemetery (see above), and then the priests stayed for a couple hours to read Trisagion prayers at grave sites (see below), as I mentioned in the previous post.
Late in the afternoon, we took the babies downtown to meet our friends Justin and Kalliopi and their son Michael at the famous White Tower, one of Thessaloniki's landmarks. From there, we walked over a nice, shady green park and found a mini-train for kids that runs inside the park. We each took a baby and went on the ride with them, which they seemed to enjoy.
Here I am with Paul on the train just before we entered a small tunnel.
After the park, I suggested we go over to the OTE Tower for a coffee. I went there the previous week for the first time with my Greek class and I was very impressed. The tower looks a bit like a spaceship, and the top of it rotates giving those inside a panoramic view of the city. The coffees are, of course, outrageously expensive, but it's a nice treat.
Pelagia and Kalliopi talking as the tower spins. It makes a full rotation about once every hour.
In the center of the photo here, in the building with some red trim, is the Theological School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
Pelagia, Kalliopi, and all the babies in front of the White Tower.
For a few more photos, click here.