9 September 1836: The American missionary Lorenzo Warriner Pease was noting the customs of the Greeks.
“In the parish of the Archbishop, which contains about 100 families, 18 persons have died from the fever, and that many others are ill, and that the fevers are dangerous this season. The priests pray before they go to bed. Lay men are not very attentive to it. The women however say, “Oh my God, wake me up well in the morning”, or “take care of my husband and children” and go to sleep. Many cross themselves after meals.”
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