Tuesday, May 11, 2010

St. George Redux: At Hilandar's Metochion

Last Thursday, I was invited to celebrate the Divine Liturgy for St. George [OS] at Hilandar Monastery's dependency (metochion), St. Sava's, in Thessaloniki.

I've been taking a part-time advanced Greek language class, and a Serbian classmate of mine was celebrating her Slava that day, so it was an opportunity for her to celebrate and meet some fellow Serbs in Thessaloniki.

Here are some photos my Bosnian Serb friend Milenko took during the Liturgy.

After the Liturgy, a few of us went upstairs (the church is on the bottom floor of an apartment building right in the heart of Thessaloniki) to an apartment owned by the monastery (a konaki) and had some refreshments and fellowship.

Below is a short video taken during the Liturgy. It was truly an international affair, with English, Greek, Serbian, and Slavonic.

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