When George Washington Hosted Orthodox Christian Friends at New Year’s 1788

By |2020-12-30T17:58:50-06:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Christianity, George Washington|

As New Year’s 1788 approached, two Orthodox Christians visiting from London arrived at Mount Vernon to visit George and Martha Washington. This married couple, who were to spend the next few days with the retired General, were an unusual pair with unique transatlantic connections. The husband, John Paradise, spoke ancient and modern Greek, Latin, Turkish, French, [...]