Friday, March 21, 2008

And now............ Palm Sunday in Sofia


On Sunday this blogger "held the fort" in Bucharest while our Chaplain paid one of his regular visits to Sofia. I'd always understood that this was a difficult and hard pilgrimage-but now this myth is well and truly exploded!

Seriously, I have received these wonderful photographs from our dear friends in Sofia, and it is a real pleasure to add them to the blog. Jonathan, one of our stalwart members in Sofia has sent the following description of each picture:

1 - Martin getting to know a younger member of the community in Sofia, baby Gabriel (or is that the other way round?)

2 - a trip to one of the new metro tunnels being dug in Sofia, led by master engineer Lionel (L to R: Lionel, Gino, Martin, Mira and Pat)

3 - after church, a visit to Dragalevtsi Monastery, a very popular destination in Sofia on August 15, the Feast of Our Lady (L to R: Gino, Mira, Martin, Pat, Lionel and Jonathan)


4 - followed by a relaxed lunch at Vodenitsa, a traditional Bulgarian restaurant on the skirts of Mt Vitosha (L to R: Jonathan, Lionel, Pat, Sofia's "radical priest", newly weds Gino and Mira)


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