Sarah Raymon z5088056
Interviewer: Sarah Raymon (Sa)
Interviewee: Father Nektarios (FN)
Sa: What languages are spoken in this space?
FN: Both Greek and English. Actually only in this church we use all Greeks, but in all Greek curches
now we use both languages; Greek and English
Sa: What languages are used during the religious services?
FN: They most Greeks and English. I run only in Greek. And the sermons in Greek.
Sa: What is the significance of having this language space? Why is it important to have a specifically
FN: You know, first of all you need to survive the people, you keep in the true way, and when us
Greek we try to give the religion and language, this two is most important for every one. But the
Greeks is langauge and religion family is the most important things. Thus we try to keep the
people what they want and keeping the Greek culture.
Sa: Does this church offer language lessons and why?
FN: All curchs have Greek afternoon classes for the children, to keep the language. We have here but
we dont have many Greek children here, but we still continue.
Sa: Do you offer English language classes for immigrants?
FN: Not now. Now no need, because we have now second generation going to third generation
and talking is very well now
Sa: Which language is used for social interaction in this space?
FN: English, all the people is different, outside the curch they speaking English.
Sa: Do members of your community switch between English and Greek in conversation?
FN: From the people come from the Greece, yes, use both sometimes. Talk Greek and putting some
Sa: Do the third generation memebers of your community feel it is important to preserve Greek
language and culture?
FN: Well from this is a little bit harder, Greek language. But try you know. Well the church do
anything to make the comfortable.. and would like the Greek, try to make the Greek people
Sa: Do you have any non-Greek speaking memebers?
FN: If the people in the true who are, who found the god, because the life with out god is something
heavy. People who is far from the god, does[n’t] matter who is, does[n’t] matter how much he
have a, how glory, how everything is unhappy. In any nationality, come here speaking know some
word. Many people try call me father in Greeks, Padre. You know we have more nationality here,
we provide the lunches every day and we have all nationality and everybody coming. No come
for the church service. Under the god we are everyone the same.
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