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Holiday on Thassos

June 23-26, 2017 This story actually starts out about a year before when we were preparing for our move to Greece. We were preparing coffee-hour at St. Anthony's Orthodox Church in San Diego when Nina McDonald offered to help us with food prep. As we got to talking, she told us about her wonderful experience… Continue reading Holiday on Thassos

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7 February: Christmas on Athos, Part 1: Grigoriou

The following events took place on January 4-7, 2016 Why have one Christmas when you can have two? And why spend any of your holidays relaxing when you can get back from Budapest, have one day back home, and then wake up at 4am the next day to go to Mt. Athos? So, that’s what… Continue reading 7 February: Christmas on Athos, Part 1: Grigoriou

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26 January: The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits: New Year’s in Vienna

We had the great honor and blessing to be hosted by our good friend, Archdeacon Athanasios at the guest quarters of the Metropolis of Vienna (Exarchate of the Ecumenical Patriarch). Dn. Athanasios met us at the Main Train-station on the evening of the 27th and we took the metro to the guest flat on Nestroyplatz,… Continue reading 26 January: The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits: New Year’s in Vienna

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25 January: Budapest: A Belated Wedding Anniversary

The events in this post took place on December 26 + 27, 2016 / January 1 + 2, 2017 You might remember that we landed in Greece on our 2nd Wedding Anniversary but weren’t able to celebrate it because of our multitude of housing issues (uuuggghhhhhhhh). By the time we’d finally settled into our house… Continue reading 25 January: Budapest: A Belated Wedding Anniversary

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8 November: Moving to Greece: Intermission, Return to Albania

This is the second part of a multi-part series about our adventures in finding a home in Greece. The following was written between September 10 - 19, 2016. Early Saturday morning Dn. Stepanos, Alexandria, Baby Moses, Euphrosini and I all packed into their Toyota hatchback and set out for Albania. Despite the detours caused by… Continue reading 8 November: Moving to Greece: Intermission, Return to Albania

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20 October: Moving to Greece: Finding a home, part 1

This is the first part of a multi-part series about our adventures in finding a home in Greece. The following was written between August 31 - September 9, 2016   Finding an apartment has been quite an adventure, to say the least. It’s been quite a while since our last blog post and we’ll explain… Continue reading 20 October: Moving to Greece: Finding a home, part 1

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24 August: Our trip to St. Herman’s + St. John’s Monasteries

Yes, friends! We've decided to start a blog. We are beginning a new and exciting chapter in our lives. We have packed everything we own into 3 suitcases and 2 backpacks and we are moving to Thessaloniki, Greece to pursue master’s programs (Josef in Theology, me in… TBD). While Josef has had his share of… Continue reading 24 August: Our trip to St. Herman’s + St. John’s Monasteries