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Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology and Religion, Union Theological Seminary, New York NY

At last – Schnee!

Although friends and family in the U.S. had had more than enough of the white stuff by end of January, we never had snow at all in Vienna – until my very last night in town! Just the lightest, sparkling … Continue reading

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Last Party – until next time!

After church on my last Sunday, our excellent Chaplain at Christ Church, the Ven. Patrick Curran, and his wife Lucille asked me to lunch at their lovely flat near the Stadtpark, along with their daughter Alex (pictured below), fellow choir … Continue reading

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Goodbyes at Christ Church, my last day in Vienna!

My last day at Christ Church was bittersweet! Looking forward to returning home, but also so grateful for the beautiful community formed at Christ Church, and the many friends I have made there! This was also the 80th birthday of … Continue reading

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Farewells to Christ Church friends

Back in Vienna, my last weekend was all about packing and saying goodbye to the many wonderful people I met at Christ Church Anglican, Vienna. This gathering at Leopold’s restaurant near my flat, with Sally Reading (UN translator), me, Rev. … Continue reading

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Budapest scenes

A few more scenes from my solitary explorations of Budapest. This is a cafĂ© I wandered into for a Coke and a ham and cheese sandwich – not at all grandiose, but colorful and friendly. Two lovely parks on the … Continue reading

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Budapest: St. Stephen’s Basilica

This trip, also, because I’d already seen all the major tourist sights (thanks to Eszter’s very vigorous tour-guiding back in October!), I was able to take an afternoon just to stroll, and see what I might find. I hadn’t seen … Continue reading

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Budapest old and new, and a cafe that looks like a palace

I liked Budapest on my first visit in October, but coming back a second time added depth and some significant variety to my experience. I heard a wide spectrum of political opinions about the current government and the upcoming elections. … Continue reading

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