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We are honored to celebrate
Greece’s rich heritage.
Our support for local events and organizations is well known.
It is ...
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Welcome
Dear Friends,
There are few things that give Greek people greater joy than to share their treasured
traditions a...
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FOOD, FOOD, FOOD
3-full days of the most delicious and
authentic Greek specialties to enjoy. At
this festival, we are on...
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VIP PARKING AVAILABLE
OR FREE GENERAL PARKING
ENTERTAINMENT
CEDARST.
TEEN ZONE
TRADITIONAL
FOOD
LINE
KAFENIOKIDS’ FEST
A...
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Our
Cathedral
The Grecian Festival has been a highlight of Worcester and Central Massachusetts
for the last 40 years. It...
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HONORARY CHAIRS
Reverend Doctor Dimitrios Moraitis
Dean
Reverend Father Dean N. Paleologos
Dean Emeritus
Reverend Deacon...
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Friday
Schedule
EVENT LOCATION
5:00-11:00 Living Museum Tonna Room
5:00-12:00 Music by DJ Christos Main Tent
5:00-8:00 K...
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Saturday
Schedule
EVENT LOCATION
11:00-11:00 Living Museum Tonna Room
11:00-5:00 Music by DJ Christos Main Tent
11:00-8:...
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Sunday
Schedule
EVENT LOCATION
12:00-9:00 Living Museum Tonna Room
12:00-5:00 Music by DJ Christos & DJ Niko Main Tent
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History of
Greek
Dance
Greece is one of the few countries in
the world where folk dances are as alive
today as they wer...
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Orthodoxy
THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FAITH
Orthodox Christians hold true to a
tradition which has been handed
down unchange...
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In
Memory
Sadly, after Grecian Festival ’14, we
lost two pillars of our community who
had been involved with the Festiv...
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192 Russell St., Worcester, MA 01609
www.grecianfestival.org
June 3, 4, & 5, 2016



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Saint Spyridon 2016 Grecian Festival Program Book 2016

  1. 1. 2 We are honored to celebrate Greece’s rich heritage. Our support for local events and organizations is well known. It is a key factor in our commitment to the well-being and vitality of the communities we serve, and we are proud to be a sponsor of this year's Grecian Festival. Commerce Bank is a registered service mark in Massachusetts of Commerce Bank & Trust Company. ©2016 Commerce Bank & Trust Company. Commerce Bank member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender. All rights reserved. www.BankAtCommerce.com
  2. 2. 3 Welcome Dear Friends, There are few things that give Greek people greater joy than to share their treasured traditions and culture with their friends. Perhaps the only other greater joy is to feed them. It is with that same great joy that I greet you and welcome you for the first time as the new Dean of the Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Worcester, Massachusetts to “My Big Fat Greek Festival.” I am truly indebted to my predecessor, Fr. Dean Paleologos, as well as all the previous Parish Councils and the former festival committees for all the work they have done building up this festival in years past. I have had the blessing of seeing the hard work of this year’s committee along with the current Council, and I am in awe, not only of all the work that it takes, but of the incredible synergy that exists among the people and the committees of this incredible community. I wish to thank all of our sponsors, volunteers, our chairpeople, our parishioners, and all of our neighbors who have supported us, and who show up year after year to make this festival successful. I invite you to taste the homemade food crafted with recipes handed down from generation to generation; watch our young people perform classical Greek folk dances from various regions of Greece; and be sure to take a tour of the jewel of our community, which is our church. Learn about our iconography and our architecture. Take one of our guided tours, led by several of our parishioners. Enjoy your time here and when you see me serving food or giving a tour please be sure to stop by and say hello or “yasou.” May God Bless You (“Doksa To Theo”) Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis Fr. Dimitrios Moraitis Welcome... to our 40th Grecian Festival! St. Spyridon is proud to share and celebrate our faith, culture, and heritage with Worcester County and Central Massachusetts. Join us for three fun-filled days of music, dance, and delicious food. This year’s festival features Cathedral tours, traditional Greek dance performances, live music, shopping at the Agora (marketplace), a Living Museum, Youth Comedy Satire, and a raffle. As always, there will be plenty of delicious traditional food. Be sure to enjoy a freshly made cup of Greek coffee at the Kafenio (cafe). I would like to thank our St. Spyridon parishioners for their hard work and dedication. Our volunteers have devoted countless hours, along with their talents, to ensure the success of the festival. I also wish to express my gratitude to our Worcester County sponsors for their generous support to St. Spyridon Cathedral throughout the years. The Grecian Festival is our biggest fundraiser that provides for our programs, activities, and helps support those in need in the community. We warmly invite you to enjoy a bit of Greece with us! Truly yours in Christ, Georgia Parafestas Parish Council President
  3. 3. 4 FOOD, FOOD, FOOD 3-full days of the most delicious and authentic Greek specialties to enjoy. At this festival, we are once again featuring the successful Chef Spotlight Dinners. Paul Barber, Festival Culinary Chairman is an award winning Chef and owner, with his lovely wife Melina, of Flying Rhino, and collaborated with the best Greek chefs and restaurant owners in Worcester County to present Festival Daily Specials. Check the food pages for the festival menu and Chef Spotlight features. They are also posted on our website GrecianFestival.org and Facebook. GREEK FOOD STATIONS In addition to the Chef Spotlights, the following Food Stations are offered all weekend long. You can even take some to go! Traditional Food Line - with a selection of dinners such as roasted Statler chicken breast, lamb souvlaki (skewered lamb), Pastitsio Dinner with meat or vegetarian and all dinners served with sides of rice pilaf, Greek green beans, lemon roasted potatoes or Greek salad. There is also a great selection of A la carte choices to add to the meal or eat separately. A la carte choices include: Spanakopita/Tiropita – Greek Spinach or Cheese Pita. Pastitsio- baked Greek macaroni casserole, filled with oozing cheese and bechamel sauce-offered both with meat and vegetarian. Grape Leaves and Greek Salad with Greek seasonings, tomato, onion and feta cheese and crown your meal with delicious Greek pastry. Gyro and Souvlaki Station - a quick dining service with choices such as skewered Chicken or Lamb souvlaki in warm pita with tzatziki sauce; Gyro (pronounced “yero”) an all-time favorite Greek sandwich-seasoned combination of ground lamb and beef-cooked on a vertical “Gyro” rotisserie where you will watch the meat carved off the spinning cone and placed in warm pita bread with the Greek delicious fixings. Loukoumades Station - honey puffs lovingly made before your eyes by the LoukouMAMAs-soaked in honey syrup...so delicious offered in ½ or full dozens...and sprinkled with walnuts (if desired) and powdered sugar. Great to take some home and heat up later! Greek Bakery Station – offers single pieces or packaged to go in 1/2 and dozen packages of baklava, kourambiedes (Greek powdered sugar butter cookie), kouroulakia-braided butter cookies, galaktoboureko-an all time favorite dessert made with creamy custard in a crispy phyllo pastry, bathed with sweet syrup. Take some home too! Kafenio – Relax, Be Happy! For a more relaxed social meal, just like the Greek’s like to do it, the Kafenio has wait service so that you can sip your wine or drink, enjoy the high-octane coffee iced Frappe or traditional Greek demitasse. Sample one of the Mezethes, (Greek appetizers) or better yet order the Pikilia Assortment Plate. Eat drink and be merry while you watch the excitement, listen to music or join in the dancing. In our beautifully renovated Cotsidas Cultural Center you will enjoy the Agora-Greek Bazaar (Market Place), and feel as if you have been transported to a Greek island where an eclectic collection of Greek traditional and fashionable specialties displayed by vendors for your browsing and shopping pleasure. Some of the items include jewelry, arts and crafts, clothing, spiritual items and icons, and so much more. In our Cultural Museum display you will experience what it was like to live in a Greek home many years ago in the “old country,” like our Yiayias and Pappous did. OTHER HIGHLIGHTS OF THE FESTIVAL INCLUDE Cathedral Tours of our beautiful Byzantine-designed Cathedral architecture adorned with sparkling chandeliers, stained glass, icons, candles and Orthodox artifacts. It will give you a moment to unwind and reflect before returning to the festival glendi (enjoyment). Cultural Spotlight - New This Festival enjoy daily interactive activities for adultsandchildrenincludingarts,crafts, paint classes, food demonstrations! Activities and times will be posted throughout the 3-days. Greek Dance Performances – by children, youth and adult groups in traditional costumes for all to enjoy. New this festival a Greek Dance lesson and demonstration for adults and children, join in and learn a few steps. Live Greek Music and DJ Music – You will be serenaded by DJs special selections both traditional and top-40. Live Orchestra music from some of the famous musicians in New England that encourages everyone to get up and join the dance lines weaving throughout the dance floor as the stars start twinkling in the night. Shy? Forget about it! Not at the Grecian Festival everyone is family. You will also be able to enjoy a Greek Comedy Satire performed in Greek and narrated by our community youth; Living Museum-some of the most talented actors of Central Mass come together to perform as Greek Ancient characters that come alive and also wander around the festival interacting with the guests. AND a Kids' Fest and Teen Zone with many fun activities for all ages from the littlest fans to teens. CASH Raffle-Your chance to win $10,000 cash Grand prize or 5 runner- up prizes of $1,000 each with our Raffle. During the festival you can contribute to an ongoing 50/50 raffle. All under the largest custom designed tent at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral grounds. Kali Diaskedasi Main Festival Sponsor 2 Welcome from Father Dimitrios 3 Welcome from Georgia Parafestas 3 Kali Diaskedasi 4 Community Sponsors 5 Map 5 Our Cathedral 6 Committee 7 Schedule of Events 8 Description of Activities 8 History of Greek Dance 11 Orthodoxy 12 In Memory 13 Cotsidas Cultural Center 14 Sponsors 15 Featured Chefs & Recipes 36 Festival Menu 38 Kafenio & Kids’ Fest Menu 39 Featured Chefs & Recipes 40 Sponsors 42
  4. 4. 5 VIP PARKING AVAILABLE OR FREE GENERAL PARKING ENTERTAINMENT CEDARST. TEEN ZONE TRADITIONAL FOOD LINE KAFENIOKIDS’ FEST AGORA SHOPPING TONNA ROOM LIVING MUSEUM VIP PARKING LOUKOUMADES GYRO & SOUVLAKI STATIONS Cultural Spotlight COTSIDAS CULTURAL CENTER Community Sponsors In Memory of Jim Bazoukas- Love Sandy and Family Dean A. Alexandrou Tony Anastation Andrianopoulos-Cancelmo Family Christina, George, Thomas, Emanuelle Charlie and Mary Bloumis Loucas & Ekaterini Comitas and Family Efrosini Dovras Jim and Alexandra Economou Savvas Fotiadis Olga Fotos Anastasia Gatzogiannis Angelo and Georgia Giolekas and Family Andrea Gourousis George Gourousis Peter Arthur Gourousis Peter and Paula Gourousis Demetra Gramenos Ken Harling Jimmy Kalogeropoulos Demosthenes Kaloudelis Diane P. Karalekas MD Chris Kirusis Kosta Koulisis and Family George Kousoulos and Stacy Patsis Hristos and Sarah Kyriazis and family A. Mary Labovites Chris Liazos Theodore and Athanasia Lyberopoulos George and Lisa Maniatis Demetrios and Celeste Moschos Nicholas and Zoe Paleologos and Family George and Helen Panagiotopoulos Matthew Panagiotou Stuart Paskalis Stephen Pertsoulis Family Antoni Soukalopoulos Tina Thamel Joan Theros Charlie Vangos and Family Dimitrios Vasiliadis and Family Stratton Vitikos Jim Voyiatzis Grecian Festival, Best of Luck and Much Success! Anonymous Great Success to Grecian Festival 2016! The Rougas Family Anastasios and Georgia Parafestas Patricia, Maria, and Anastasia
  5. 5. 6 Our Cathedral The Grecian Festival has been a highlight of Worcester and Central Massachusetts for the last 40 years. It has become the finest and the largest festival of New England, with attendance exceeding 25,000 people. During the festival the Greek Community recognizes and celebrates our forefathers, Greek Immigrants who came to Worcester to work and create a new life, and in doing so made lasting contributions to the political, economic and cultural development of Worcester. It’s also a time to join in the festivities of our Hellenic Heritage. The Grecian Festival is one of our largest fund raisers that supports all our educational, cultural, spiritual programs and activities; youth and senior programs, our Board of Education certified Pre- School, our Orthodox Food Pantry (working with the Worcester County Food Bank) that feeds more than 200 families a month, Missions to help build homes in poor countries, food and gift baskets provided to the poor and needy, and much more. Our Cathedral is an active community for all ages, our ministries include: • Altar Boys • Sunday School • Chanters • Choir • Little angels • HOPE (Holy Orthodox Primary Education) • JOY (Junior Orthodox Youth • GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth of America) • Greek Dance Troupe • YAL (Young Adult League) • Basketball • Greek Afternoon School • Greek School Alumni Association • Preschool • Project Mexico • Orthodox Food Pantry • Senior Parishioners • Ladies Philoptochos Society Affiliates: • AHEPA • Daughters of Penelope • Maids of Athena • Holy Trinity Nursing Home • Panepirotic Federation of America • Hellenic Arts Society • Saint George Tsamanta Society • Cultural Center Hristohorafiton • Greek American Veterans CATHEDRAL INFORMATION 508-791-7326 www.spyridoncathedral.org Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m CLERGY Reverend Doctor Dimitrios Moraitis Dean Reverend Father Dean N. Paleologos Dean Emeritus Reverend Deacon Andrew Giourelis SUNDAY SERVICES Orthros 8:30 a.m. Divine Liturgy 9:45 a.m. PARISH COUNCIL Georgia Parafestas, President Nickolas Moudios, Vice President Nicholas Paleologos, Treasurer Michael Dionis, Secretary George Gourousis, Assistant Treasurer Sideris Angelou Christos Tsigas Evangelia “Lika” Velentzas Demitrios “Jim” Economou George Economou Joan Theros Eleftherios “Teddy” Fotos Gus Giannakis George Panagiotopoulos George Taliadouros Philoptochos Sponsored Event - SAVE THE DATE Tuesday , September 6, 2016 Time: 6:00pm Sponsored by Ladies Philoptochos Society Open to all members of our Cathedral and Friends Speaker: Anita Baglaneas Devlin - Author of S.O.B.E.R. “ A story of Addiction Told by a Mother and Her Son” A compelling account of drug addiction and the hope of individual and family recovery.
  6. 6. 7 HONORARY CHAIRS Reverend Doctor Dimitrios Moraitis Dean Reverend Father Dean N. Paleologos Dean Emeritus Reverend Deacon Andrew Giourelis FESTIVAL CHAIRMEN Konstantinos “Gus” Giannakis Paul Barber Christos Tsigas George Gourousis Admissions: Kostas Koulisis Alcoholic Beverages: Dimitrios Vasiliadis Announcer at Opening Ceremony: Nickolas Moudios Agora: Evangelia “Lika” Velentzas, Panagiota Kakouros Bakery Station: The Ladies Philoptochos Society Baking & Packing: Philoptochos Society Book Shop: Dr. Matthew Panagiotu Cathedral Tours: Michael Constantinou & Byron Menidis Cultural Room: Angie Douka & Katerina Singas Cultural Spotlight: Christina Andrianopoulos, Shiela Shields Nealon DJ’s: DJ Christos Tsigas, DJ Niko Pritsoulis Entertainment: Christos Tsigas Facilities: Christos Tsigas Finance: George Fotiades Food: Paul Barber, George Panagiotopoulos Graphic Design: Sarah Kyriazis Grilling: Charlie Bloumis Gyro & Souvlaki Station: Sideris Angelou, Nicholas Paleologos, George Gourousis Kafenio: Yeoryia Giolekas, Sarah Kyriazis, Magdelena Panagiotidis, Zoe Paleologos Kids’ Fest: Yeoryia Giolekas, Sarah Kyriazis, Magdelena Panagiotidis, Zoe Paleologos Kitchen: Paul Barber, Peter Gaba, Chris Liazos Licensing / Permits: Konstantinos “Gus” Giannakis & Christos Tsigas Linen Shop: Penelope Kakouros Live Theatre (Greek Satire): Olga Fotos Living Museum: Serena Shields Loukoumades: Jody Athanasiou. Vicki Helali (LoukouMAMAs) Photographers: Anna Briggs, John Lenis, Nikolas Moudios Publicity, Marketing, Program Book: Christina Andrianopoulos, Sarah Kyriazis, Michael Dionis​ Raffle: George Maniatis, Anthony Drapos Religious Shop: Maria Skritakis Social Media Marketing: Amy Kalogeropoulos Traditional Food Line: Michael & Janice Dionis, Telly & Maria Kassos Web Design: Matthew Dionis Festival Committee
  7. 7. 8 Friday Schedule EVENT LOCATION 5:00-11:00 Living Museum Tonna Room 5:00-12:00 Music by DJ Christos Main Tent 5:00-8:00 Kids’ Fest & Teen Zone Main Tent 5:00-10:00 Kafenio Main Tent 5:00-10:00 Agora (Shopping) Cotsidas Cultural Center 8:00-11:00 Continuous 50/50 ongoing raffle drawing Main Tent 5:30 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 6:00 Frappe Demonstration by Kalamos Cultural Spotlight 6:15 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 7:00 Savvas Kosmidis - photos and autographs Main Tent 7:00 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 8:30 Dance Performance St. Spyridon Leventia (adults) Main Tent FRIDAY, JUNE 3 5:00PM - 12:00AM KIDS’S FEST & TEEN ZONE Location: Main Tent New location and activities! Dunk Fr. Dimitrios in the Dunk Tank, take a stab at a basketball shootout or enjoy a hot dog, french fries, or a sweet in our new location. Face painting, hands on activities, games, giveaways, special appearances and more! Check the schedule of events for special guests and activities. See page 39 for menu. DANCE PERFORMANCES Location: Main Tent Enjoy our Greek Dance performances by all dancers as young as 4 years to adults. The St. Spyridon Greek Dance Group aims to maintain and continue the tradition of Greek dancing by teaching the dances from all over Greece free of cost to all age groups and levels of experience, in order to promote dance as a way of preserving regional culture and building an understanding of the rich history of the country as a whole. We are thrilled to share our culture with you at the 2016 festival and hope you enjoy! Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton Alexander the Great Dance Group, a youth dance group ages 4-17 are proud members of Saint Spyridon and have been happily performing at our Grecian Festival for many years. GREEK SATIRE Location: Lower Level Admire the Greek Youth as they perform a Greek play about Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses visiting 21st Century America. The play is performed by children ages 4-15 in Greek and narrated in English for all to enjoy. Duration about 1 hour. BE AN ARTIST FOR A DAY! Kids Sat and Sun 1:00 Teens/Adults Sat and Sun 2:00 #WORCES TERGRECIANFES T16 CARICATURES BASKETBALL CRAFTS DUNK TANK SAND ART FACE PAINTING LEMONADE COTTON CANDY HOT DOGS FRENCH FRIES POPCORN TSHIRTS and more!
  8. 8. 9 Saturday Schedule EVENT LOCATION 11:00-11:00 Living Museum Tonna Room 11:00-5:00 Music by DJ Christos Main Tent 11:00-8:00 Kids’ Fest & Teen Zone Main Tent 11:00-10:00 Kafenio Main Tent 11:00-10:00 Agora (Shopping) Cotsidas Cultural Center 11:00-1:00 Ryan Maloney and Randall Byrd of It’s the Liquor Talking on WCRN Radio AM830, live broadcast Foyer 3:00-11:00 Continuous 50/50 ongoing raffle drawing Main Tent 12:30-1:30 Jake the Bravehearts Mascot Kids’ Fest 12:30 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 1:00 “Just Paint” a Greek Painting class for kids $15 Cultural Spotlight 1:15 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 1:30 Savvas Kosmidis - photos and autographs Main Tent 2:00 “Just Paint” a Greek Painting class for teens/ adults $17 Cultural Spotlight 2:00 Dance Lessons Main Tent 2:00 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 2:30 Greek Satire - a play performed by St. Spyridon Youth Lower Level 2:45 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 3:30 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 4:00 4:15 Dance Performance St. Spyridon Horopatimata (ages 4-7) Dance Performance St. Spyridon Arhontopoula (ages 8-11) Main Tent 4:15 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 5:15 Loukoumades Eating Contest Main Tent 5:15 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 5:45 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 6:30 Dance Performance St. Spyridon Asteria (ages 12-15) Main Tent 7:00 7:15 Dance Performance Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton (ages 9-12) Dance Performance Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton (ages 15-18) Main Tent 6:30 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 7:15 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 5:00-11:30 Live Music by the Olympians Main Tent 8:30 Dance Performance St. Spyridon Leventia (adult) Main Tent 11:30 Music by DJ Christos Main Tent SATURDAY, JUNE 4 11:00AM - 12:00AM CATHEDRAL TOURS Location: The Cathedral Narthex One of the highlights of our festival is the guided tours of our beautiful Cathedral. Allow the flicker of the candles to ignite your soul as the sparkle of the chandeliers reflect the stained glass, opening you to an experience of faith and spirituality. AGORA (SHOPPING) Location: Cotsitas Cultural Center A marketplace consisting of many vendors displaying their specialties. Vendors include: • Hand-made jewelry, scarves, accessories and more • Hellenic books from our very own book shop • Byzantine icons and many other religious items from our Religious Shop • Homemade Greek pastries made from our parishioners in our Bakery Shop • Makis place, a festival favorite selling wall art and souvenirs • Popular chocolate bars and treats from our very own Kiosk • State Treasurers Office that will “find” your lost money
  9. 9. 10 Sunday Schedule EVENT LOCATION 12:00-9:00 Living Museum Tonna Room 12:00-5:00 Music by DJ Christos & DJ Niko Main Tent 12:00-8:00 Kids’ Fest & Teen Zone Main Tent 12:00-8:00 Kafenio Main Tent 12:00-8:00 Agora (Shopping) Cotsidas Cultural Center 12:00-4:00 Free hands on craft with the Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts Kids’ Fest 2:00-9:00 Continuous 50/50 ongoing raffle drawing Main Tent 5:00-9:00 Raffle drawing “other” items (posted at the festival) Main Tent 12:00 Kalamos Frappe Demonstration Cultural Spotlight 12:30 Kalamos Tzatziki Demonstration Cultural Spotlight 1:00-4:00 Caricatures by Rich Parsons (various prices) Kids’ Fest 1:00 “Just Paint” a Greek Painting class for kids $15 Cultural Spotlight 2:00 “Just Paint” a Greek Painting class for teens/adults $17 Cultural Spotlight 1:00 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 1:30 Savvas Kosmidis - photos and autographs Main Tent 1:45 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 2:30 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 3:00 3:15 Dance Performance St. Spyridon Horopatimata (ages 4-7) Dance Performance St. Spyridon Arhontopoula (ages 8-11) Main Tent 3:15 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 4:00 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 4:00 Greek Satire - a play performed by St. Spyridon Youth Lower Level 5:00 5:15 Dance Performance Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton (ages 6-9) Dance Performance Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton (ages 9-12) Main Tent 4:45 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 6:00 Dance Performance St. Spyridon Asteria (ages 12-15) Main Tent 7:00 7:15 Dance Performance Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton (ages 13-15) Dance Performance Cultural Center Hrisohorafiton (ages 15-18) Main Tent 7:15 Cathedral Tour Cathedral Narthex 5:00-9:30 Live Music by Orfeas Main Tent 9:30 Grand Prize Raffle drawing Main Tent 9:30 Music by DJ Christos & DJ Niko Main Tent SUNDAY, JUNE 5 12:00PM - 10:00PM GREEK MUSIC & DANCE Location: Main Tent DON’T BE SHY.. grab someone’s hand in thedancelinesnakingthroughthecrowds... we’ll make you feel like Zorba the Greek! Live bands Orfeas and The Olympians will be performing on Saturday and Sunday. DJ Christos and DJ Niko will play a variety of Greek Music for everyone’s enjoyment. SAVVAS KOSMIDIS Location: Main Tent Savvas Kosmidis, Award winning extreme motorcycle racer, winnings include ASRA Amateur Thunderbike class at the 31st Annual Race of Champions at Daytona International and others. Races on the Olympus Racer team wearing the Greek and American Flag will be our special guest at Grecian Festival. Meet and greet Savvas, take photos with his two racing bikes and get his autograph before he goes to race one of the most competitive races later this year. LIVING MUSEUM Tonna Room Back by popular demand! This year “The Living Museum” is sponsored by AJ Productions, a local production company, which includes the cast from their touring show, “Joseph’s Dream” which was most recently performed at the Hanover Theater in Worcester. Come hear the tales of Grecian heroes including Hippocrates, Aphrodite, Hercules, Cleopatra, the Muses, and many more. To learn more about AJ Productions, visit them online at www.josephsdream.net. The cast and crew are thrilled to be a part of the 2016 Grecian Festival!
  10. 10. 11 History of Greek Dance Greece is one of the few countries in the world where folk dances are as alive today as they were in ancient times. Dance has always played an important role in the life of Greeks. In Ancient Greece, dance derived its importance from its function as an integral part of social and religious life. Early Greek dance most likely began on the “chorostasi” (threshing floor), a circular paved area where wheat was harvested. A charioteer stood on a flat board, underneath was assembled stone to thresh and separate the wheat from the chaff as he was pulled around. After the harvest, it was time for celebration, and only natural to clear the space of the circular threshing floor and celebrate with dancing. These early dances at the threshing floor eventually evolved into the construction of amphitheaters with its circular space (orchestra) used for the chorus and adopted as part of the Greek tragedy. Ancient Greeks believed that dance was divinely inspired. Plato said that dance arose from the natural desire of the young to move their bodies and express emotions especially that of joy, in Greek “hara”, from which the Greek word for dance, “horos” is derived. The English words chorus, chorale, choir, and choreography all come from this same Greek word. The roots of Modern Greek dance are firmly rooted in the ancient Greek dances. The popular rhythms used in Greek dances today use the same 7/8 and 5/4 rhythms discovered in ancient poetry. In the Iliad, Homer wrote about a wedding dance where brides singing wedding songs were led from their homes while young men danced and whirled to the sounds of flutes and lyres. The ritual use of dance can still be seen in the traditional Byzantine form of the Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony. The bride and groom, the priest, and the koumbara perform a procession circling around a table three times to the song “Isaia Horeve”, Dance of Isaiah. Greece has 6 mainland regions; Epirus, Macedonia, Thrace, Thessaly, Central Greece and Peloponnesus. Each of these regions has their own distinctive dances as do the Greek islands. The two basic categories from which all the dances derive are springing/leaping dances and the shuffle/dragging dances known as “Syrtos”. Both of these dances are done in an open circle, start with the right foot and move counter-clockwise. Each dancer is linked by holding hands, wrists or shoulders. Up until modern times a man never held a woman’s hand but instead a handkerchief. Leaping dances with their distinctive hopping are lively and energetic and trace their beginning to ancient Crete. Syrtos dances are even older and are the oldest known forms of dance, in fact Homer mentions the Syrto dance in his ancient writings. Many regions in Greece have their own variation of the Syrtos dance, as each region has tailored it to match their own traditions. Today, the Syrtos dances are the common dances seen at Greek festivals and weddings. The most well-known of these dances is the Kalamatianos, which uses the same steps as the Syrtos. The name was derived from the town of Kalamata located in Southern Greece. The Kalamatianos dance is one of the few Greek folk dances that is popular the world over and is commonly used in social gatherings and other festive occasions. It is also typically regarded as the national dance of Greece. Want to learn how to Greek dance? Our master Dance Instructors; Jim Vasiliadis, Chrisoula Vasiliadis, and Olga Fotos will be providing free dance lessons for beginners under the main tent Saturday afternoon. SAINT SPYRIDON DANCE GROUP At St. Spyridon, the Greek Dance Group aims to maintain and continue the tradition of Greek dancing by teaching the dances of Greece to all age groups and levels of experience. The group introduces students to a range of dynamic dances from all over Greece—Crete, Peloponesos, Thraki, Ikaria, Macedonia, Pontos, etc.—in order to promote dance as a way of preserving regional culture and building an understanding of the rich history of the country as a whole. Our four dance groups, which consist of performers from kindergarten through adulthood, have taken the Greek traditions and culture out into the greater community, performing at First Night celebrations; high school, college, international and church festivals; weddings; and of course, the St. Spyridon Grecian Festival. We are thrilled to share our culture with you at the 2016 festival and hope you enjoy!
  11. 11. 12 Orthodoxy THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FAITH Orthodox Christians hold true to a tradition which has been handed down unchanged from the time of the Apostles. For over one thousand years from the Day of Pentecost, Orthodoxy was the only Christian tradition. Orthodoxy is practiced the same way today as it was in the Church of the catacombs, the Church of the Apostles, the Fathers, and martyrs. While some may find the services, traditions, or practices of Orthodoxy to be “old fashioned”, or “not in keeping with today’s society in America”, it is this very factor that gives Orthodoxy its inherent strength. Orthodoxy has always held true to those values and principles given to mankind by God, and through his Son our savior JESUS CHRIST, rather than mold and change its beliefs and principles to accommodate an ever changing society. While it may be practiced in many languages throughout the world, the principles, traditions, and liturgies are the same. In closely watching the Divine Liturgy, visitors can readily see the origins and elements of our worship service, such as the Nicene Creed, the Epistle, Gospel readings and the Lord’s Prayer. Orthodoxy is an inheritance: the Bible, the Creed, the decrees of the Ecumenical Councils, the service books, the worship, and the art have formed the “Tradition” of the Church. SAINT SPYRIDON Our Cathedral is named after Saint Spyridon, who died in the 4th century. He was born in Cyprus and is honored in both the Eastern and Western Churches. He was compassionate and loving; a humble shepherd, Bishop of Trimythus, confessor of the faith during times of persecution, and an outstanding teacher of Orthodoxy at the First Ecumenical Council of Nicaea in 325. Saint Spyridon is noted for the miracles he performed during his life and is known for his great piety, honesty, and gentleness. When you walk into the Cathedral you will enter the Narthex and see a glass display case with the slippers of Saint Spyridon, given to us by the Bishop of Corfu. The body of Saint Spyridon has remained completely intact. The Holy Relics are found in the church in Kerkyra on the island of Corfu, Greece. Each year, on the day of his commemoration, December 12, the slippers are found completely worn out. The serving priests change the saint’s shoes every year, only to find them worn out again the next year. It is the belief of Orthodox Christians that Saint Spyridon continues walking today performing miracles.
  12. 12. 13 In Memory Sadly, after Grecian Festival ’14, we lost two pillars of our community who had been involved with the Festival every year since its inception in 1976, James Bazoukas and Charles Fotos.   James Bazoukas was an extremely active member of the Cathedral serving on the Parish Council, Finance Committee, House Committee and Building Committee. Jim was instrumental in the restoration of the Cathedral and the renovation of the Family Center, where he led the committees overseeing the installation of air conditioning in the Cathedral in 2001 and the renovation of the area below the Cathedral housing the Preschool in 2010. Jim was a member of the Order of AHEPA, the Enosis Epirotic Society, and was Treasurer of the Board of Directors of Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and St. George’s Hellenic Benefit Society of Tsamanta. Jim worked with the Raffle subcommittee for the first Festival in 1976 and volunteered in all subsequent festivals in areas to include Facilities, Finance & Couriers, and Beverages subcommittees. Charles Fotos was a constant presence in the Parish with the church becoming his second home. Charlie taught Sunday School, was a GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth Association) advisor, and served multiple terms on the Parish Council as President, Treasurer and Secretary. Charlie also sang in the choir for over 50 years and was a key contributor to the Family Center renovation project serving on the Building and House Committees. Charlie was also extremely active with Holy Trinity Eastern Orthodox Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and was the driving force in the operation of the Orthodox Food Pantry located at Saint Spyridon. Charlie was Facilities co-chair for the first Festival in 1976 and he continued to assist that subcommittee as well as the Finance & Couriers, Food, Food Line, and Kitchen subcommittees for every Festival. Jim and Charlie loved their church, family, and friends and both took an immense pride in representing the Greek Orthodox community to Worcester and Central Massachusetts.  We join their families in their sadness for the loss of these individuals but we take solace in the knowledge that their legacy and memories will be eternal. JAMES BAZOUKAS CHARLES FOTOS
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  17. 17. 18 GRECIAN FESTIVAL 2016 Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral GREAT CULTURE GREAT CLERGY GREAT PARISHIONERS GREAT FOOD Best Wishes now and Always PHILIP G. HADDAD, JR. * WORCESTER COUNTY’S ONLY ORTHODOX FUNERAL DIRECTOR MILES FUNERAL HOMES & TRIBUTE CENTERS Richard Mansfield, President Visit the Orthodox Care Center on our web site : www.Milesfuneralhome.com *Lic-Type 6
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  24. 24. 25 We are honored to participate with the Best Greek Chefs of Worcester County on this festival’s food and menu! W W W . F L Y I N G R H I N O C A F E . C O M 2 7 8 S H R E W S B U R Y S T R E E T | W O R C E S T E R , M A 0 1 6 0 4 P a u l & M e l i n a B a r b e r
  25. 25. 26 Our best wishes for a successful Festival! Dr. Fechner and Staff
  26. 26. 27 65 Shrewsbury Street | Boylston, MA 01505 www.grayslimoma.com (978) 415-5494
  27. 27. 28 Proudly supporting St. spyridon greek orthodox cathedral on a successful 2016 grecian festival 94 Highland Street Ÿ Worcester, MA Ÿ 01609 508.753.5933 Ÿ hpk@kotseas.com www.kotseas.com   Harry P. Kotseas, Esq. Ÿ Sharon F. LaPointe, Esq. Ÿ Annelle E. Benson, Esq.
  28. 28. 29 LHOP Best Wishes for a Successful Festival! The Dovras, Giolekas, & Paleologos Families 753 Central Street • Leominster,MA 978.534.4222 A New Way to Age! The most comprehensive Bio Identical Hormone Therapy Program available! If you have been tired, irritable, forgetful, gaining weight, have low libido, then you want to join us for this informational session: IntroducingBioTE to New England: Thursday, October 13th 6:00pm – 8:30pm The International Golf Club 159 Ballville Road Bolton, MA 01740 Limited Seating, Please RSVP *Come and celebrate our biggest year with some delicious appetizers, soothing sounds of Jazz and a toast on the house! GertWalter, M.D. is a proud member of Forever Health™
  29. 29. 30 www.mezegreektapas.com156 Shrewsbury Street | Worcester, MA 01604 (508) 926-8115 MezeGreekTapas@gmail.com Enjoy an authentic Greek cuisine experience in Worcester! Congrats to another successful festival from the Georgiadis families! Mike Dallas Komenos • Jim Dallas Komenos • Kris Dallas Komenos Family Owned & Operated for 43 Years (Located next to Holy Trinity Nursing Home)
  30. 30. 31 92 Shrewsbury Street Worcester,MA www.nuovoworcester.com
  31. 31. 32 ORDER ONLINE: WWW.MYBILLSPIZZA.COM CALL IN YOUR ORDER: 508.435.0047 or 508.435.0449 VISIT US: 14 MAIN ST. HOPKINTON, MA 01748
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  35. 35. 36 S a v v a s F o t i a d i s T H E D R A U G H T H O U S E The Draught House Bar & Grill and the Manor Banquet Facility are located on route 12 in West Boylston , Massachusetts (minutes from Worcester). They are owned and operated by Savvas Fotiadis , his sister Ekaterini Fotiadis-Rajotte and his brother Antonios Fotiadis. The Fotiadis family has grown in the restaurant industry. The siblings worked in a variety of Boston restaurants while they were in college. In 1987 they purchased Dean Park Pizza & Restaurant. They operated Dean Park for 10 years. In 1997, they bought the Old Franklin Manor which is now known as the Draught House Bar & Grill and The Manor Banquet Facility. Recently they have upgraded the bar and decor in the banquet facility. There are lots of new things happening. Savvas, Ekaterini and Antonios along with their Chef Egi Velieu (who has been part of the Manor Family for almost 15 years), have created a very diverse menu. They have become known for their mouth-watering baby back ribs, Prime Rib (available on Friday and Saturday nights), and homemade dolmades. However, the menu consists of everything from pub fare to Angus Sirloin Steak to Chicken Calabria... The Fotiadis-Rajotte Family are happy to be offering the Sunday Chef Spotlight dinner of Roasted Leg of Lamb at the Grecian Festival for all to enjoy. www.ourmanor.com Our Featured Chefs
  36. 36. 37 P a u l & M e l i n a B a r b e r F L Y I N G R H I N O Combining the culinary experience and love of Greek Food Paul and Melina, gladly accepted the offer to once again collaborate on this festival’s menu design and offerings. After both graduating from Boston University, Paul and Melina were married at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral and made Worcester their home. Having operated the Flying Rhino for 17 years their passion for food is reflected in their menu seasonally. The menu is inspired by the Rhino flying around the world grabbing eclectic dishes that are showcased in this well-diverse menu. They are proud to be part of the rich Hellenic Community as well as greater Worcester County. Paul and Melina’s featured Chef’s Spotlight for Saturday’s Dinner is their own recipe of slow cooked Lamb Shank, guaranteed to fall off the bone. Our Featured Chefs6 lamb shanks sea salt and pepper Meditereanean oregano to taste 2 tbsp exta virgin olive oil 2 onions, chopped 3 large carrots chopped fresh thyme Sprinkle shanks with salt and pepper and oregano. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Cook shanks until brown on all sides. Remove from pan and place to the side. Add, carrots and garlic and the chopped onions to the same pot and saute until golden brown. Stir in both off the broths, the wine and the tomatoes and add the rosemary and thyme. Place the shanks back into the pot, pressing down till the shanks are covered. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover, and simmer until meat is tender, about 2 to 2.5 hours. Remove cover from pot. Simmer about 20 minutes longer. Remove and place shanks into a platter. Continue to boil juices in pot until thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drizzled the thickened juices over the shanks. 10 fresh cloves garlic minced 1 bottle red wine 1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes with juice 1 can condensed chicken broth 1 can beef broth 5 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons
  37. 37. 38 TRADITIONAL FOOD LINE Lamb Souvlaki, with rice, and green beans Statler Chicken, with roasted lemon potatoes and green beans Meat Pastitsio - baked Greek macaroni casserole, with salad, and green beans Vegetarian Pastitsio - baked Greek macaroni casserole with salad, and green beans A LA CARTE CHOICES Meat Pastitsio - baked Greek macaroni casserole, with seasoned ground beef filled with oozing cheese and bechamel sauce Vegetarian Pastitsio - baked Greek macaroni casserole, filled with oozing cheese and bechamel sauce sprinkled with lots of herbs Spanakopita - a tasty blend of spinach, scallions, parsley, dill, salt and pepper, generously sprinkled with feta cheese, mixed with beaten eggs, and layered in buttered-crispy phyllo baked and served in generous portions Tiropita - a creamy blend of feta and cottage cheese mixed with fresh herbs, beaten eggs, salt and pepper, layered in buttered-crispy phyllo baked and served in generous portions - a vegetarian delight Roasted Lemon Potatoes (Patates) - slow roasted in olive oil, with Aegean herbs, salt, pepper and splashed with lemon Green Beans (Fasolakia) - Yiayia’s recipe of sauteed green beans slowly cooked with olive oil, onions, garlic, carrots, parsley, dill, salt, pepper in a rich whole and crushed tomato broth Dolmades - Grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice and splashed with lemon - a vegetarian delight Greek Salad (Salata) - lettuce, tomato, onion, tossed with Greek dressing, Greek seasonings and sprinkled with feta cheese Rice Pilaf (Rizi) - A flavorful combination of long grained rice with onion, garlic, and seasonings, accented with pasta browned with butter, a perfect vegetarian delight Strawberry Shortcake - a local “farm to table” refreshing seasonal favorite Baklava - phyllo pastry with walnuts and honey GYRO & SOUVLAKI STATION - Quick Dining Service Gyro (yero) - NEW all time favorite, roasted blend of seasoned beef and lamb carved off spinning vertical rotisseries and placed on warm pita, topped with tzatziki Pork Souvlaki Wrap - skewered and roasted marinated pork cubes, served on warm pita with Greek fixings 15.00 11.00 11.00 11.00 8.00 6.00 5.00 5.00 3.00 3.00 (5) 3.00 3.00 3.00 4.00 3.00 8.00 8.00 FRIDAY, JUNE 3 Soup of the Day Aegean Seafood Stew $6 Bowl A combination of succulent seafood in a broth touched by tomatoes by Chef Val James of Val’s Restaurant. Chef Spotlight Marinated Pork Souvlaki Dinner Price: $11.00 Perfectly seasoned and marinated for hours, then skewered and slow cooked on the grill. Served with rice and Greek green beans crowned with Tzatziki. Created by The Demopoulos Family of Zorbas Taverna. SATURDAY, JUNE 4 Soup of the Day Avgolemono Soup $6.00 Bowl A classic Greek soup that’s thickened with eggs and spiked with lemon by Chef Val James of Val’s Restaurant. Chef Spotlight Braised Lamb Shank Dinner Available 5:00-closing $18.00 Succulent braised lamb shanks slow cooked in a red wine, induced beef broth, a touch of tomato, and fresh basil guaranteed to fall off the bone, served with rice pilaf and green beans. Created by Paul & Melina Barber Chef/Owners Flying Rhino Cafe. SUNDAY, JUNE 5 Soup of the Day Avgolemono Soup $6.00 Bowl A classic Greek soup that’s thickened with eggs and spiked with lemon by Chef Val James of Val’s Restaurant. Chef Spotlight Traditional Greek Leg of Lamb Dinner Available 12:00-7:00 $16.00 Special marinade of Greek spices brushed on leg of lamb while slowly roasted served with green beans and rice pilaf crowned with Tzatziki by Savvas Fotiadis, Chef and Owner with Tony, Katerina, and family of The Manor and The Draught House. By local Greek Celebrity Chefs from restaurants you all love! Festival Menu Daily Specials LOUKOUMADES STATION Loukoumades - honey puffs made in front of your eyes with pizzazz by the LoukouMAMAS, sprinkled with walnuts or powdered sugar GREEK BAKERY STATION Baklava - phyllo pastry with walnuts and honey Kourambiedes - white powdered sugar butter cookie Koulourakia - braided butter cookies Galaktobouriko - (sweet baked custard delight) creamy custard in a crispy phyllo pastry bathed with sweet syrup (1/2 dz) 4.00 (dz) 7.00 (1) 3.00 (4) 10.00 (1/2 dz) 6.00 (dz) 10.00 (dz)7.00 (2 dz) 12.00 (1) 3.00 (4) 10.00
  38. 38. 39 MEZETHES (APPETIZERS) Meat Pikilia - loukaniko sausage, keftethes (meatballs), & grilled chicken Vegetarian Pikilia - dolmades, tiropita, spanakopita, assorted olives, tomatoes, and Greek cheeses (feta & kasseri) Saganaki - lightly pan fried Greek cheese (kefalogaviera) served with lemon Patates Tiganites - french fries (add tzatziki $1) (add feta $2) Tzatziki - a cucumber, garlic yogurt dip served with gyro bread Tirokafteri - spicy feta cheese dip served with pita chips and pita bread Spanakopita - a tasty blend of spinach, scallions, parsley, dill, salt and pepper, generously sprinkled with feta cheese, mixed with beaten eggs, and layered in buttered - crispy phyllo baked and served in generous square portions Tiropita - a creamy blend of feta and cottage cheese mixed with fresh herbs, beaten eggs, salt and pepper, layered in buttered - crispy phyllo baked and served in generous portions-a vegetarian delight. Dolmades - (5) Grape leaves stuffed with seasoned rice and splashed with lemon - a vegetarian delight Mixed Nuts GLYKA (DESSERTS) Baklava - phyllo pastry with walnuts and honey Homemade Galaktoboureko - (sweet baked custard delight) creamy custard in a crispy phyllo pastry bathed with sweet syrup KAFETHES, KRASIA, & POTA (COFFEE, WINE, & DRINKS) Elliniko Kafe - Greek Traditional Coffee Frappe - Greek Iced Coffee Assorted Soft Drinks Mythos Greek Beer Ouzo served with nuts Metaxa Krasia: Anastasi Agiorgifiko (Red) or Moshofilero (White) Wine Malamatina Retsina: Greek Resin Wine 18.00 16.00 6.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 5.00 Kafenio Menu Kids’ Kafe Menu FOOD & TREATS Hot Dog French Fries Popcorn Cotton Candy Fresh Squeezed Lemonade 32oz Soda 2.00 4.00 3.00 3.00 5.00 2.00 The Kids’ Fest & Teen Zone offer an energetic 3-days filled with interactive, creative and educational activities from the littlest to teens and young adults. The new menu includes hot dog, fries, popcorn to augment the traditional Greek favorites. 5.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 4.00 2.00 4.00 5.00 4.00 (glass) 5.00 (bottle) 20.00 (glass) 5.00 (bottle) 10.00
  39. 39. 40 D i m o p o u l o s F a m i l y Z O R B A ’ S T A V E R N A The Dimopoulos’ and The Zorba’s Team are thrilled to have collaborated with the best Greek Chefs of Worcester County on the Grecian Festival food and menu, and provide the Pork Souvlaki Dinner Chef Spotlight for Friday. We are also excited to now be delighting the palettes of Worcester’s discerning diners, especially at 2016 Grecian Festival. Our Featured Chefs
  40. 40. 41 V a l J a m e s V A L ’ S R E S T A U R A N T Val was raised in the restaurant industry working by her parent’s side from as far back as she can remember. Val’s father emigrated from Greece to this country, working his way up from a dishwasher to the owner and operator of several pizzerias. Val was encouraged by her strong following of loyal clientele and avid supporters to expand her business. She purchased her present location at 75 Reservoir Street in 1996 — going from a small storefront pizzeria to a 7,200-square-foot restaurant and bar. Over the last two decades Val has evolved as a restaurateur with creative, sophisticated cuisine. The accolades have followed with many reviews and awards including Best Seafood Restaurant and Best Family Restaurant, and Val’s crowning glory being inducted into Les Amis d’Escoffier Society of Massachusetts. Our Featured Chefs 20 oz Seafood stock or Clam juice (see below) 10 oz of tomato sauce prepared ahead of time 2lb of red bliss potatoes diced 2 stocks of fresh leeks (cut ends off, quartered the long way & sliced half inch thick ) 1 oz chopped fresh garlic 8 oz white wine ¼ tsp thyme 1 teaspoon celery salt 2 bay leaves2 bay leaves 1 tsp fennel seed chopped 1 tsp of basil dry 1 Pinch of saffron 8 oz baby shrimp 90+ count /lb or 1Lb shrimp pealed 16-20 count/lb 16 oz count necks or steamers, or 8 oz Fresh Chopped clams. 16 oz fresh mussels 8 oz dice firm fish (swordfish, salmon, tuna) (optional) 1 whole lobster, claws pulled & cut in quarters (optional) 16 oz scallops(optional) 16 oz scallops SEAFOOD STOCK Pick up FRESH fish bones, skin, heads, tails, shrimp shells. 2lb total. Rinse well in cold water, add about one quart of water per pound of bones, add a couple of carrot, one stock of celery without leaves, one medium onion. Salt & pepper lightly. Bring to a boil & simmer without cover until reduced by half. RECIPE In a saucepan, heat dash of extra virgin olive oil & add, leeks, garlicIn a saucepan, heat dash of extra virgin olive oil & add, leeks, garlic Sauté until leeks wilted Add 8 oz white wine Simmer with wine for five minutes until the alcohol evaporates. Add: Seafood broth or Clam juice, thyme, celery salt, fennel seed, basil, bay leaves, Tomato Sauce, Salt & pepper to taste Slowly bring to a boil & simmer until diced potatoes are almost soft to the bite. Add SeafoodAdd Seafood Simmer for 15 more minutes or until the diced potatoes, lobster meat is done & the mussels are open. Taste & season with salt & pepper before serving. Aegean Seafood Stew Val’s 12-14 8 oz cups
  41. 41. 42 54 Green Street | Worcester, MA 01604 508.756.7777 www.westermanstore.com The first choice in New England for restaurant kitchen equipment. Proud providers of Grecian Festival restaurant equipment for many years! www.KinetixTrainingandFitness.com KinetixTrainingandFitness@gmail.com Injury Prevention Fitness Classes Cycling Classes Personal Training Team/Sport Specific Training Youth Fitness Training Worcester's Premier Health and Fitness Facility 30 Glennie Street, Worcester MA 01605 Phone: 508-791-8740 www.worcpt.com Physical Therapy Sports Medicine Vertigo Rehab Post-surgery Massage Laser Therapy Dry-Needling
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  44. 44. 45 Serving fresh food, full mugs and fun times! www.deanparkgrillpizza.com 749 Main Street, Shrewsbury, Ma (508) 842-2584 11 Pleasant Street • Worcester, MA 01609 800 Turnpike Street • North Andover, MA 01845 tel. 508.797.4LAW (4529) • fax. 508.797.4528 BANKRUPTCY Chapter 7 Chapter 13 Loan Modification Workouts REAL ESTATE Buyer/Seller Representation Landlord/Tenant Disputes Refinance Services Commercial/Residential Representation BUSINESS LAW Buying/Selling Businesses Business Formation Business Representation Leases/Contracts PERSONAL INJURY Auto/Motorcycle Accidents Wrongful Death Slip & Fall Property Damage Chris J. Panagiotidis Mark P. DiFonte Attorney at Law Attorney at Law OVERWHELMED BY DEBT? PERSONAL OR BUSINESS Eliminate Debt - Stop Foreclosure - Reorganize Stop Harassing Creditor Calls & Collection Letters We Want To Give A Big Thank You To All The Food Line Volunteers! The Dionis Family Is Honored To Participate in Grecian Festival 2016 Joseph D. Early, Jr. District Attorney Middle District Many thanks and congratulations for another successful festival and your continuing service to the community. Follow us on Twitter: @worcesterda www.worcesterda.com
  45. 45. 46 CHRIS G. KIRUSIS, D.M.D 1 Prescott Street West Boylston Massachusetts 01583 Telephone: (508) 835-8890 ΜΙΛΑΜΕ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ Ο∆ΟΝΤΙΑΤΡΟΣ 508-340-1340 E L L O W I T Z E L E C T R I C . C O M C O M M E R C I A L R E S I D E N T I A L DR. ANGELO GIOLEKAS Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician DR. JENNIFER LENZ Chiropractic Physician 617 Chandler Street • Worcester, MA 01602 P. 508.752.7334 F. 508.752.8469
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  47. 47. 48 Wherever, whenever there are good times in celebration of culture and wellbeing ... Count us in. Harvard Pilgrim is a proud supporter of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Cathedral’s 2016 Worcester Grecian Festival. Email me at george.hjreality@gmail.com today!
  48. 48. 49        www.mazzarellisbakery.com Come see what’s new at The Manor! Our newly renovated classic & timeless Ballroom acommodates up to 350 guests.
  49. 49. 50 12ÊMainÊStreetÊ(Rt,Ê20)Ê NorthboroÊCenter MAÊ01532Ê Tel:Ê508-393-3566 http://www.thehouseofpizza.com Congratulates the Greek Community on another Successful Festival! To Educate Is To Liberate Call Today to Schedule a Personal Tour! VENERINI ACADEMY www.veneriniacademy.com ● 508-753-3210 27 Edward Street, Worcester, MA 01605
  50. 50. 51 Specialty cakes, pastries and coffee for the discerning taste 508.752.3809 ontherisebaking.com 1120 pleasant street tatnuck square worcester Worcester Living’s Best of 2014 BEST coffee BEST bakery Also voted runner-up for best dessert!
  51. 51. 52 h SPENCER • LEICESTER • RUTLAND • WARREN • WORCESTER 800-547-2885 | spencerbankonline.comMember FDIC Member DIF Proud supporters of the Grecian Festival 2016 St. Spyridon Senior Parishioners wish you all a very successful festival for 2016 TM Dentistry for Infants, Children, Teens and Special Needs •    •   •        fi             Partnering With Families To Promote Good Health 508-754-9825 www.worcesterkidsdentist.com CM Vera DMD, MPH, Matthew Panagiotu, DDS - Pediatric Dentists 41 Lancaster St, Worcester, MA 01609
  52. 52. 53 Visitto see howwe are ‘Making it Real’ for students grades 6 to 12. Call 508-459-5841 to schedule a tour or explore us at WorcesterAcademy.org Real People. Real Learning. Real World. Συγχαρητήρια! CONGRATULATIONS! Moe Bergman City Councilor At-Large
  53. 53. 54 WORCESTER DENTAL ASSOCIATES 508.798.0627 86 Pleasant Street Worcester,MA 01609 Steve’s Pizzaria 337 West Boylston Street West Boylston, MA 508-852-6526 Pizza. Grinders. Greek Salad. Fish & Chips Every Friday Serving West Boylston & Worcester County for over 40 Years Best Wishes for a Successful Festival! Steve Paskalis & Family MONTESSORI CHILDREN’S HOUSE OF AUBURN 135 BRYN MAWR AVENUE AUBURN, MASSACHUSETTS 01501 (508) 832-9262 SHREWSBURY MONTESSORI SCHOOL 55 OAK STREET SSHREWSBURY, MASSACHUSETTS 01545 (508) 842-2116 One School with campuses in Auburn and Shrewbury www.shrewsburymontessori.org 351 June Street Worcester, MA (508) 755-9500
  54. 54. 55 Best Wishes for a Successful Festival! 2 Great Locations in Worcester! info@oharaswines.com 867 Grafton St. (In the Stop & Shop Plaza) 508-792-1011 402 West Boylston St. 508-853-1919 LEW EVANGELIDIS SHERIFF Proud to have our Reserve Deputies help with this year’s festival
  55. 55. 56 www.caradonnaprov.com Paper and Plastic Foodservice specialists We carry a large variety of quality foodservice disposables Best selection in town, open to public We service: supermarkets, resturants,caterers, pizzerias, bakeries, churches, schools, janitorial 89 Temple Street | Worcester, MA 01604 Open: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm The Grecian Festival Program Book Committee would like to thank all of our sponsors for your support!
  56. 56. 57 ZMETRA CLEARSPAN STRUCTURES LLC TENTS FOR RENT 508-943-0940 WWW.ZMETRA.COM www.mykosonthegrid.com COMING SOON 10 PORTLAND STREET • WORCESTER
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  59. 59. 60 CAPITAL LIQUORS FINE WINES & SPIRITS 500 Boston Post Road E Marlboro, MA 01752 508-481-WINE (9463) Owners: Demetrios Kambosos & Athanasios Kambosos ProudlyservingWorcesterCounty forover50years Bestofluckforasuccessful 2016festival -TheComitasFamily508-752-7069 Securities offered through Commonwealth Financial Network,® Member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Financial Foundations is a Registered Investment Adviser. Advisory services offered through Financial Foundations are separate and unrelated to Commonwealth. Christina Mitkonis, CFP,® MSFP Financial Advisor 508.620.1000, x226 cmitkonis@financial-foundations.com One Research Drive, Suite 100B Westborough, MA 01581 www.financial-foundations.com
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  63. 63. 64 Serving Breakfast and Lunch Tuesday - Friday: 6am - 2pm | Saturday - Sunday: 7am - 2pm 681 Pleasant Street | Paxton, MA. 01612 | 508.459.1330 George and Vaia Pritsoulis Best Wishes for a Successful Festival!
  64. 64. 65 Baker Fire Equipment 79CanterburyStreet Worcester,MA01603 (508)755-2211 Hellenic Candle Candle provider for St. Spyridon 49 Allen Street, Rochester, NH 03867 (603) 335-4800
  65. 65. 66 1976 2016 1976 2016 40 Years of Worcester! Worcester Magazine’s 40th Anniversary Edition Coming Sept. 22 Contact your Media Consultant and reserve your space today! 508-749-3166 or sales@worcestermagazine.com Greekfest.indd 1 4/22/16 11:52 AM 508-799-4423 www.maines.net Paul Elias / General Manager MAINES Produce Express 76 Webster Place | Worcester, MA 01603 Maines Produce Express has proudly served the restaurants of greater Worcester for 30 years. Let our expertise work for you! We wish all the families & friends of St. Spyridon a healthy, prosperous 2016!
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