• Hitchhiking to Prislop Monastery, Romania

    Hitchhiking to Mountaintop Monastery in Transylvania Why go all the way to a remote monastery in the Carpathian mountains of central Romania?  To visit a grave, of course. A man whose life greatly influenced mine – a man who taught…

  • A Day of Churches in Thessaloniki, northern Greece

    A Day of Churches in Thessaloniki  This post also appeared in Greek in the ThessPress here: https://www.thesspress.gr/religion/item/173752.html I first came to Thessaloniki while attending a semester abroad in Athens during college. I was studying politics, languages and religion and we came…

  • Bethlehem – Church of the Nativity

    As it is still technically Epiphany season in some churches, the topic of the Magi and their gift-bearing visit to the baby Jesus in Bethlehem shortly after his birth is still on my mind. I was reminded of my own…