Don't throw away your Greek, but don't worship the language either
It's not as if there is only one language in the world, as there are at least 7,000, but only one language is interested in truth above any other value.
I'm not saying you should throw away your Greek Visa debit or credit card.
All I'm saying is this: unlike that American Express (Amex) charge card, and especially that Amex credit card, you can leave home (Greece) without it.
However, even the statement above may be mostly American English (en-US, which often amounts to pure advertising), and not UMMOA English (en-UGV, the unbiased truth, or the closest thing to it), if the card is a Greek Amex charge or credit card. Hey, it's a perfectly fine financial company, and really the best card to have in your wallet, regardless of where you are, where you are headed, or what the newest advert on TV says, but a Greek Amex card may be forced to follow Greek rules, not British or American rules.
For the Greek couple of Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis, a trip to the Big Apple (New York) was supposed to be the pinnacle of their three-week honeymoon, but then as the Greek financial crisis escalated, the couple found themselves stranded in New York, and with no money.
And the only thing New Yorkers value is money, US dollars in particular!
No, I'm not really a native New Yorker in a spiritual sense, but I guess many readers already figured that out.
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America tried to help, and they contacted the churches in the Astoria (Queens) neighbourhood — that's not part of greedy Manhattan, by the way, but part of imperfect Winnecomaq or Long Island. St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox church, and St. Irene Chrysovalantou offered the couple about $350, so their church turned out to be more reliable, under the specific circumstances, than the Greek government. It wasn't Jesus who gave them the money, but at least a "friend of Jesus"  cared enough to do something.
You should never come to a greedy and unholy place like New York without a backup plan. Credit cards, especially Visa or MasterCard credit cards, do bounce even under more normal circumstances depending on the bank who issued them, and foreign cash also needs to be converted before you get back home, and may not allow you access to most hotels — most honour only credit cards for payment, because being more creditworthy also makes you more trackable.
The only practical thing to carry, away from home at least, is fine gold (.999 or .9999) in quantities of 1/10 of a troy ounce, but make sure you know where you can quickly exchange that gold for cash. Ask Google; he can find things like that. The fine gold fractional coins may cause a little trouble when you pass the security machines at the airport, but you can probably exchange them for at least $115 now, so you'll need at least 3 small coins to match what a "friend of Jesus" might give you in an emergency. Carry ten 1/10 ounce coins with you, and should your credit card 'go south' (fail), the fractional gold should bring you north, in the UMMOA hemisphere, quickly enough.
In this article I'm not really talking about money, however, but using the Greek couple stranded in New York as a metaphor for other values.
You should not dump your Greek girlfriend — if she is really decent, and makes you happy — if she can't read UMMOA English. Greek is a good language, unlike some other languages, if it is a tool to read the Holy Bible, or to develop a new word, since Latin is absolutely worthless for that purpose, but you have to understand that Greek is also (largely) a tool of the Greek government. The same can be said of Italian, and American English too.
Most, if not all languages are tools of the local government, little more than purely local political and/or business tools (they are anti-societalistic), and some languages with literatures including the Holy Bible are even worse than Greek, Italian, or American English, because in the lands where they are spoken there either is no "friend of Jesus", or there are too few. I'm not just talking about a "friend of Jesus" in words alone.
For example, Malaysian is not a language you should learn if you don't already know it. French may be fine in France and Québec, but in Africa it is largely a tool for government and business exploitation, and there may be absolutely no redeeming value to the language when all of this is taken into account. Russian is also another language that is either a "friend of Jesus" in words alone, or actually quite inimical to Jesus and everything he actually believed.
You see, the best credit card backup to have is fractional fine gold coins, and you don't have to convert the coins into your local currency before you get back home, nor are you required to place them in a "bank vault" when you get back home either.
You see, the best language is not the one with a translation of the Holy Bible, but the one with the most versions of the Holy Bible, each version a set of different biblical insights which would otherwise go unnoticed.
If you think Jesus valued dogmatism, you may be a Christian, but Jesus never said he was a Christian! That's what they began to call followers of Jesus after a while.
There are at least eight versions of the Holy Bible in British English (en-GB, or Anglicised)  which state who Jesus said he was, but only two of those versions state, in the most accurate manner, who Jesus said he was, and in a way which is not confusing, and only those versions can be considered pure enough to be called UMMOA English versions of the Holy Bible.
One version says who Jesus was in what can be considered 'ancient' UMMOA English, before the UMMOA itself existed, and in the Darby Translation (DARBY), including Darby's 3rd edition New Testament and his students' Old Testament, which was first published in 1890, it is stated that Jesus "shall be called a Nazaraean" . The other version — New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition (NRSVACE) — is a more modern version of UMMOA English, which was last edited in 1995, and it states that Jesus "will be called a Nazorean" .
A Nazorean (or Nazaraean in ancient UMMOA English) is not someone from Nazareth, as that was neither the town that welcomed Jesus, and according to scholars, it was probably no more than a hamlet or parish — not a fully legal or significant village or town.
I said it in Italian first, but nobody listened, so I'll only state it in UMMOA English from now on, and I will not care about those who can't understand. You translate it to your Greek girlfriend if you truly care about her!
Nazoreans drank wine, while the Nazirites (consecrated Jews) didn't. The Nazoreans probably cut their hair from time to time, while the Nazirites never cut their hair. The Nazoreans could touch the dead, and in the case of Jesus at least, sometimes resurrected or revived the dead. Nazirites, on the other hand, avoided the dead like the plague. So Nazoreans were the best physicians, less hippies, and lead a less extremist lifestyle than the Nazirites.
More can be stated, and it's a very important distinction. The Nazoreans encouraged marriage, but the same cannot be said of Ossaenes like John the Baptist, who encouraged celibacy. Yes, Jesus and John the Baptist were both Essenes, but were also very different, as typical Protestant ministers are different from typical Catholic priests.
In addition, for Nazoreans the inhabited locality of Nazareth was not important, but rather Mount Carmel in northern Israel, a mountain which was sacred also for a philosopher, mathematician, and founder of a religious movement, the Greek named Pythagoras of Samos. Yes, the one famous for the Pythagorean theorem.
So not only Jesus the Nazorean was different from John the Baptist, but the Baptist was more similar in his faith to the Pope today, than to Jesus, who in turn had little or nothing in common with the consecrated Jews or Nazirites, and who instead had at least something in common with Pythagoras!
This Jesus the Nazorean really sounds like a religious fanatic now, doesn't he?!
Greek crisis: honeymoon couple left penniless in New York when cards declined http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/33376524/greek-crisis-honeymoon-couple-left-penniless-in-new-york-when-cards-declined
The Bishop of the Cesidian Church (contact), and the author of this article, was ordained as a non-denominational Minister by Rose Ministries, and was consecrated as non-denominational Bishop by Saint Luke Evangelical Christian Ministries. He was later ordained as an Independent Catholic Priest and Bishop by the Universal One Church. The Bishop of the Cesidian Church was also ordained as a Native American Medicine Man or Traditional Leader, and later consecrated as a Certified Minister and Practitioner of the Sacred Order of Lehb of the Native American Church of the Nemenhah Indigenous Traditional Organization. The Cesidian Church is Nazorean, or simply Cesidian. The word Cesidian comes from the name Cesidio, which is not really a name of Latin origin, but of Osco-Umbrian, Sabellic, or Italic origin, and which was originally written from right-to-left (not left-to-right), and pronounced Kaisiris.