Before coming to Cuba, I knew there was a Greek church in Havana. This is because all Greek -Canadian’s are proud of Greek things and need to share with their other Greek -Canadians friends about all Greek things. Then they become even more proud than they already are of being Greek……It’s this Greek Pride going on. 😛 I get it, but I’m more a citizen of the world.
|Agios Nikolaos, Havana Cuba
The best way to find the church is to go to Plaza Francisco in central Havana. On the left hand side of the cathedral you will see a gate that leads you to the Greek church. It was a beautiful classic looking Greek Orthodox Church with lush green trees surrounding.
An older lady was outside of the entrance selling Greek icons, prayer bracelets and other religious items. I started speaking to her in Spanish and found out she was Cuban, Greek Orthodox and her name in Greek is Irene ( pronounced Ireni). She’s becoming a monaxi, which means a nun in Greek. I was like oh that’s soooo nice. In my head I was thinking ,oh my gosh I so am not a nun! Here she was looking at me like I was this sweet innocent religious Greek girl. If she only knew……..
I didn’t see the name of the church anywhere, so I asked. The name of the church is Agios Nikolaos. I thought to myself, of course it’s named Agios Nikolaos. There are paintings of this saint everywhere! This is the name of someone I care/d about so I thought it was ironic it had to be this name out of all names. I found it quite humourous.
The lady Irene’s son was also there. I forget his name, but he seemed very into me and even asked me if I had a boyfriend. Nooooo lol and I don’t want one.
If only they knew I was into Reiki, Crystals, and Love & Light from the Universe. Then they’d think I’m a witch! Mouahhhhhhhhhhh 😛
|Elaine, Agios Nikolaos Havana
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* Thank you for Following My Travels. I will be blogging my journey of Living on a Permanent Vacation this year with 3 weeks or work and one week on vacation. January Trip – Varadero & Havana, Cuba. February Trip – New Orleans, U.S.A, March – let’s see where the Universe takes me!*