Tag Archive: religion

GREEK EASTER

  In Greece, the biggest religious holiday of the Christian calendar is Easter (unlike in the US and other western nations, where it’s Christmas). Children have a full two weeks off of school… Continue reading

TREATED LIKE ROYALTY

  For this year’s Eid al-Adha, I was honored to be invited to an all-day gathering with some of my Kalunba men. Eid al-Adha, also called the “Feast of the Sacrifice,” is the… Continue reading

THE TENSION CONTINUES

This is part two of my blog post recapping the insane political changes that have occurred in Hungary since my arrival in the fall of 2015. There has been palpable tension ever since I… Continue reading

PALPABLE TENSION IN HUNGARY

There has been palpable tension ever since I moved to Budapest – in the way people interact with me, the media campaigns that aim to instill fear in the hearts of citizens in… Continue reading

THE IMPORTANCE OF A FAMILY PHOTO

imagine this – you’re a white person out in a city being a tourist. you and your family are wandering around happily in the warm weather, soaking up the sites of the location… Continue reading

A GENUINE CALLING

  written february 24th today was wonderfully free-flowing and just what i needed. dia and i were going to spend the morning at the office with alexandra, but work came up and she… Continue reading

THE DAY I CRIED TWICE DURING LANGUAGE LESSONS

  written february 22nd as i left the nursery this morning and walked downstairs to attend english language lessons with the kids, one youth in particular caught my eye – a boy that… Continue reading

CONNECTIONS BEYOND LANGUAGE

  written february 22nd when i first visited the church in katerini in august 2016 to volunteer, alexandra was working with a team of five other people to do everything. now, her team… Continue reading

OUR FIRST FULL DAY

  written february 21st for our first day, dia and i woke up extra early to get our breakfast and make sure we were ready for the day – but we ended up… Continue reading

A TRUE SILENCE

  i had to interrupt the flow of my greece posts to reflect briefly on the ash wednesday service that i attended tonight at my congregation in budapest – st. columba’s church of… Continue reading