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Grecian Fest

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019 at 12:40pm

St. John The Divine Greek Orthodox Church
2215 Chapline Street
Wheeling, WV 26003

Sanctuary Church Tours
Take a tour of our beautiful Sanctuary.
Listen to our Youth Choir. Visit our beautiful St. John the Theologian bookstore.

Indoor Gourmet Food Enjoy Roasted Chicken, Lamb, Fish, Pastisio, Mousaka, Grapeleaves in Air Conditioned comfort & much more

Imported Jewelry
Browse a unique selection of imported silver & gold jewelry.

Outdoor Tavern And Grille
The atmosphere is perfect for Gyro, Chicken Wings, Tavern Fries, Calamari, Refreshments & Draft Beer & more.

Youth Tent
Enjoy a refreshing Baklava Sundae or golden honey dipped Loukoumades. Then wash it down with Lemonade.

Divine Pastries
Taste Greek delicacies such as Baklava, Galatobouriko, Sweet Bread, Koulourakia and more. Take a sampler home, they freeze well!

Greek Wine
Enjoy a variety of imported Greek wines.

Greek Festival Dancers
Tap your feet to the rhythm of our junior and senior Agape Dancers performing in traditional dress each evening starting at 6pm.

St John’s Bookstore – Discover the Orthodox faith through books, icons and other religious items.

A Taste of Old Country
Specialty Store
Award-winning olive oils from Greece.

Entertainment Schedule:
12:40pm, 6pm and 7:45pm Agape Dancers

7:00pm Evzone Dancers

The Evzone dancers are young men between Grade 10 - college. They are dressed in an Evzone uniform which is the costume of the elite Greek soldiers. The Evzones are trained to perform ceremonial duties. They guard The Tomb of the Unknown soldier, the Presidential Palace, and raise and lower the flag at the Acropolis every Sunday.
These young men will perform 3 dances at 7:00 pm nightly.

2:30 pm. Greek Cooking Demo

Maria Kayafas and Patty Papadimitriou Dunlevy are presenting a cooking show

There will be a full demonstration, copies of the recipe available, and a sample of what was cooked so people can try it out! On three days this year we are demonstrating how to make Baklava. This is a traditional, popular, Greek dessert made with layers of crispy fillo pastry filled with nuts, butter, sugar & spices then bathed in a delicious, sweet syrup.

We plan to present something new every year. It should be a lot of fun and allow people to see how easy it actually is to work with fillo. Fillo can be intimidating, for sure, for those who didn't grow up using it in their kitchen. The demonstration should take 30 minutes and we hope many people come to watch and learn!

6 pm to 10 pm Live Greek And contemporary music - Music Tent

6pm to 10pm The Greek Company Orchestra

One of America's best Greek orchestras. Showcasing a wide variety of Hellenic music styles, The Greek Company can excite any crowd with a colorful blend of dance music and easy-listening tunes. These five talented musicians from the Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio area have been entertaining ethnic music fans for the past three decades.

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