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Dear @Joanne [loveboat.gif]
Thanks for the book list and the very interesting story about St. George's church!
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You are in our heart purpleheart
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Today is his Birthday purpleheart

"I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy."

Gitanjali No.63

THOU hast made me known to friends whom I knew not.
Thou hast given me seats in homes not my own.

Thou hast brought the distant near
and made a brother of the stranger.


I am uneasy at heart when I have to leave my accustomed shelter;
I forget that there
abides the old in the new,
and that there also thou abidest.

Through birth and death, in this world or in others,
wherever thou leadest me it is thou,
the same, the one companion of my endless life who ever linkest my heart with bonds of
joy to the unfamiliar.

(these lines especially the first lines is my words about ATB all I've learnt here and the friends I made here)

When one knows thee,
then alien there is none,
then no door is shut.

Oh, grant me my prayer that I may never lose the bliss of the touch of the one in the play of the many.
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Joanne wrote: Sun May 02, 2021 9:08 am Happy Easter to all who are celebrating today!💚🧡💙💛
Please accept my belated Happy Easter tblue heart purpleheart

May it bring health love kindness and prosperity
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Joanne wrote: Mon May 03, 2021 12:40 am On April 23rd, Greek Orthodox Church celebrates Saint George - if Easter is after the 23rd of April, Saint George's feast day is celebrating on Monday after Easter Sunday - so for this year, Saint George's feast day is today.
Now you'd ask me why I'm saying all this and why would you care?!
Well, you might also find this interesting as I did when I first heard about that.

https://nomadicniko.com/2012/10/24/aya-yorgi/

From the article(you check the link for more and photos):
What’s So Special?
From my description, it all seems like an ordinary Orthodox church. But look closely at the visitors around you – the people coming up and down the hill, those lighting candles, and those asking for blessings from the priest. Not everybody is Greek. Not everybody is Christian. And that’s what’s so special about this church. Turks and Muslims join Greeks and Christians every day of the year to come pray at the church. It’s really something unexpected and wonderful to see.

The feast day of St. George is especially crowded. Every April 23rd, hundreds of pilgrims, regardless of religious denomination, climb the steep hill silently to honor the saint. Some even tie a string to a bush and unravel it all the way up to the top for good luck or for their wishes to come true.

Given a history together that’s had many turbulent periods, it may sound strange for people of these two religions and two ethnicities to pray together in one place peacefully. To me, it’s simple. It shows me that ordinary people are the same and can get along just fine.

Maybe that’s why Birlik Meydanı is named as such. It translates to “Unity Square”.
The fact is that similarities are so so much that there shouldn't be any difference between Muslims Christians
All have the same roots and values seeking Goodness and Sincerity.

I hope that connections and technology can help people to come together, learn how much they are in common and and cherish unity kindness and peace
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nightstar wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 8:27 am Please accept my belated Happy Easter

May it bring health love kindness and prosperity
Thank you canim! Never's too late for beautiful wishes from beautiful people!🧡🤗🥰
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nightstar wrote: Fri May 07, 2021 8:33 am The fact is that similarities are so so much that there shouldn't be any difference between Muslims Christians
All have the same roots and values seeking Goodness and Sincerity.

I hope that connections and technology can help people to come together, learn how much they are in common and cherish unity kindness, and peace
Amen to that canim! I pray this day will come!🙏🙏
Aren't we the best example ever? I wish people could see how beautiful it is to feel connected and heart warmed as we do here, with people we might never have thought we would!!💜🧡
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So true!💜🖤💜
And I'm so proud to say, we do know that!
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“You can’t always be somebody’s ‘forever’.
Sometimes you’re just their 'summer’ or their 'little while’ ….
Sometimes not even that. Sometimes the closest you’ll get is their 'almost’ or their 'maybe’
And when they leave, the best you can hope for is to be their 'what if’ or 'remember when’…
Because you can’t always be somebody’s 'forever'
…. even if they were yours.”


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So true, @Thessaloniki ! We are crazy mothers, indeed!🤣😂🤣
I have to admit, I try very hard not to ask many questions...but sometimes I just can't help it!😎
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It's been a tradition, I may be busy and not appearing on ATB often but I make sure to drop in here on Eid. :)
Eid Mubarak :hug3_entangled: A big hug to my ATBers, to all who have 1st Shawwal on May 13 or on May 14. biggrint
In Pakistan, all the predictions were that we will have 30 days of Ramadhan and Eid will be on May 14 Friday. Here we are surprised :default_jawdrop: that the moon has been sighted Alhumdulillah and it is Eid tomorrow. tyay I am like this spinsmiley because I trusted science and a, not fully prepared. smileys/imoksmiley.gif I hope that all of you are in the best of health tcupid It is Eid but we cannot forget world's crises. With pandemic constantly claiming lives, countries in lockdown, businesses being shut down and Gaza ,Palestine under attack. Here's praying may peace prevail. Eid Mubarak


                                                                                         

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Eid Mubarak to those who celebrate!! [loveboat.gif]


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