Back From The Saint Markella Festival
Anyway, the Church I go to is named Saint Markella and I felt very good inside to be there to venerate Saint Markella's icon, and to also purchase a great icon of Saint Markella that is now part of my iconostasis , although I have to arrange to also get it blessed during liturgy by my priest.
The day of August 4th on through this Sunday has also been a festival and sort of fundraiser for Saint Markella Church in New York . The street outside the church was closed with several stands selling food ,trinkets as well as valuable religious items , such as the icon, I purchased, that is photographed here.
Those who actually went inside the church to venerate the icons or to pray or even crossed the threshold into the church got to have an older Greek woman pin a little paper icon to their lapel of the aforementioned icon. In this sense, one also got to see who in this festival actually entered our church, and who was just a curious bystander or was just there to sit out in the tables and eat some Greek food.
I noticed one thing immediately , the sluts-whores-ho's etc etc at the festival , did not have this paper icon pinned to their shirt.None of them did. We all know the type, the Greek woman who likes to flash her mammary glands and buttocks to passer-bys. None of them did. Two who I had the displeasure to be sitting one table away from while I was trying to eat my souvlaki this afternoon, were discussing how they use "pulling out" method and "rhythm" method while with their boyfriends(!) Another two , with Cypriot accents, sat in the table in front of me, and were with their two dates , two Greek American earnest types, you know the type, the office worker in his weekend gear. Boyfriend was discussing how immigration is good for Greece, because Greece is aging and this will make it like America. I wanted to stab him in the eye with my fork, but realized it was made of plastic anyway. Would that be right though, I mean to do that right outside the church? But getting back to the sluts, well, at least they didn't dishonor our church by walking in with their street-walker outfits, not that the sign out front asking for modesty in attire has ever made a difference. But why do these whores even show up to a Church festival, even if they are just hanging around the foodstands? Is it to shake their glands at men? Is this their desperate little power trip?