Sunday, December 08, 2013

Celebrating the New Saint Porphyrios

On Sunday, my Byzantine music teacher, Kostas Karagounis, came up so that we could be among the first to hymn and honor the Church's newest saint, St. Porphyrios. We chanted from one of the services that has already been composed in his honor in our little chapel dedicated to St. Athanasius the Athonite and St. Tryphon. Pres. Pelagia and the kids came over.
Afterwards, my teacher came to the house for a bit, and the kids instantly jumped all over him, as you can see in the photo above.

Here are a couple other recent photos of the kids piled on top of one another.

Click here to see my post about our visit to Elder Porphyrios' cell.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

New Volos Firefighters

A couple weeks ago, the kids and I stopped by the Volos fire station to visit our chanter, Nikos, who works there. He let the kids explore the fire trucks and turn on the lights. The boys especially liked it.

Here they are pretending to talk through the loudspeaker.

We also met a very lovely women, Monica, who spent several years as a child in the UK.

And here are the boys with Nikos, getting rid to go out and fight a fire. Benny's driving.

For a couple more photos, click here.