|An estimated 18,000 people will be served by volunteers before cultural event ends today.|
επίθ. πλουσιόδωρος, γενναιόδωρος is Greek to me but has become more understandable after witnessing the time, love, and effort put into the Festival by volunteers working 12+ hour shifts, doing the utmost for God and community. Evident here are people willing to give and receive blessings.
Let the pictures do the talking...here are some of my festival favorites.
|Young man surveys map of festival grounds. Comfortable shoes were worn for walking and dancing.|
|Greek Orthodox Christians are not teetotalers and like to serve liquid refreshments at celebrations.|
|Mothers and daughters shared colors, belts...|
|...and smiling braces!|
|Greek food is a festival staple which draws crowds every year, despite forecasted rain.|
|Protopresbyter Father P. (Dr. Panayiotis Papageorgiou) mingled in crowd in church amphitheater in between dancing sessions.|
|Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church is a non-profit which sponsors the event every year. Guests can learn about the religion by buying books, especially this one written in plain English.|
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