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People Who Studied Abroad #368:
Bartholomew I, Archbishop and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in the Eastern Orthodox Communion
After attending seminary and being ordained in Turkey, he did postgraduate study between 1963 and 1968 at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Italy, the Ecumenical Institute of Bossey in Switzerland and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich in Germany.
People Who Studied Abroad #272:
Huldrych Zwingli, religious reformer and a leader of the Protestant Reformation
He studied at the University of Vienna (then Holy Roman Empire, now Austria) for a period between 1498 and 1500.
[thanks to qbqrat for the tip!]
an american asian jewish girl heads to an orthodox french synagogue for passover: a grand cultural experience
on monday night, i was off to l’association culturelle israelite, a synagogue here in rennes with rachel shapiro.
it was really hidden so we had a little trouble getting there in the first place. we had to take a bus and then walk a bit. the synagogue was orthodox, so it was a real cultural experience for me not just because of the fact that it was in france, but also because of the orthodox nature of the services. for those who are not orthodox, it can sometimes feel like a totally different religion. it was super cool…
Spending important holidays in another country is a good way to learn about cultural differences, whether it’s American holidays like Thanksgiving or more universal holidays like Passover.