St. George's Annual Greek Festival 2017

This year's festival will be on Thursday, June 1; Friday, June 2; Saturday, June 3; and Sunday, June 4. We hope you can join us again this year!

As always there will be live music, homemade Greek food, imports, authentic Greek dancing and guided church tours. Food is served continuously!

Thursday 5 pm - 10 pm | Friday 11 am - 11 pm 
Saturday 11 am - 12 midnight | Sunday 12 noon - 5 pm

 



 

Festival Links

 Fr. George's Message | Festival Menu | Taverna | Pastries | Kafenion 
 Music & Dance | Guided Church Tours | Booths

Beloved friends and Supporters of St. George Cathedral,

It is with joy, friendship and love that we welcome you to Festival 2016. We are grateful to you for coming and supporting our Cathedral. We extend our warm Greek hospitality to you so that you will have an enjoyable experience learning about our faith - sharing our Hellenic heritage - while offering to you our delicious and finest homemade Greek foods, pastries and beverages.

We hope you will also take a moment to visit our cathedral, perhaps take a tour of our faith (times and days are posted at the Cathedral entrances) and if you wish, light a candle and take a moment to offer a prayer for the many blessings you have received. Also within the Cathedral is the Shrine of St. Nektarios. The Shrine contains the relics of this special 20th century wonder-working saint who is the patron saint of those afflicted with cancer - and a special place for prayer and meditation for those who are suffering.

On behalf of our Parish Council, organizations, dedicated chairperson and hard-working volunteers, I thank you for your patronage - It is our pleasure to have you celebrate our culture with us at Greek Festival 2015.

Rev. Dr. George Zugravu, Cathedral Dean

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Guided Church Tours & Lectures

Learn more about the Orthodox Christian faith or simply marvel at the glorious symbols of our faith and Byzantine mosaic icons. Guided tours of the sanctuary will be conducted between 3 and 8 pm, or you may view it at your leisure. Lectures by Rev. Dr. Zugravu will be held at 6 pm on Friday and Saturday. No Food or Drink in the Cathedral, please.

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Kafenion (Coffee House)

A Greek coffee house serving traditional Greek coffee, American coffee, tea, and pastries. The Kafenion is located in the lower-level hall of the church (along with the booths). American coffee will also be served in the upper-level Social Hall near the pastries.

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Festival Menu

Everything is available for take out

Spanakopita
A tasty mixture of spinach and feta cheese baked in flaky pastry leaves

Tiropita
A special blend of cheese, eggs and seasonings wrapped in flaky pastry leaves

Dolmades
Little rolls made from grape leaves, stuffed with rice and steamed until tender. This food dates back to the time of Alexander the Great

Greek Salad Plate
Classic salad of crisp lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers topped with feta cheese, Kalamata olives, and onions, seasoned with a special Greek dressing

Souvlaki
Delicious chucks of pork tenderloin marinated in herbs and spices and grilled to perfection. Served on a bed of rice pilaf, together with a Greek salad and roll

Lamb Shank Kapama (Dinner only)
Seasoned select lamb served in a delicious Greek red sauce on a bed of rice pilafm together with a Greek salad and roll

Pastitsio Dinner
Macaroni with seasoned ground beef in a rich cream sauce and topped with grated cheese, together with a Greek Salad and roll

Moussaka Dinner
Sliced eggplant combined with ground meat, spices and tomatoe sauce. Topped with bechamel white sauce and served with a Greek salad and roll

Greek Sampler Platter
Try a few of our most popular dishes-Moussaka, Pastitsio, Souvlaki and Dolmades

Roast Chicken Dinner
Roast Chicken sprinkled with lemon juice and oregano, served with rice pilaf, Greek salad and roll

Gyros (served at gyro booth)
Select seasoned meat, skewered and vertically broiled, designed to ensure lean, juicy slices wrapped in a Greek pita bread, with tomatoes, onions and a cucumber garlic sauce (tzatziki)

Souvlaki in a Pita (served at gyro booth)
Delicious chunks of pork tenderloin marinated in herbs and spices and grilled to perfection served in a Greek pita bread

Beverages
Draft beer, Bottled beer, Retsina, or Greek wine, Ouzo, Coffee, Tea, Sanka, Soda & Bottled water

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Taverna (Ouzeri Menu)

The Taverna is located outside on the lower-level back patio. The Ouzeri will be open evenings only. Live music by our ouzeri musicians Friday and Saturday starting at 5:00 pm.

  • Spanakopita & Tiropita (spinach & cheese pies)
  • Feta & Olives
  • Horiatiki Salata
  • Yigandes (lima beans)
  • Dolmades (stuffed grape leaves)
  • Fried Peppers & Skordalia (garlic dip)
  • Chicken Souvlaki
  • Loukanika (Greek sausage)
  • Keftedes (Greek meatballs)
  • Grilled Octopus (with lemon and olive oil)
  • Cold Mix Plate: Feta, olives, tomato, tarama, skordalia & pita
  • Hot Mix Plate: Keftedes, loukanika, chicken souvlaki, fried
    peppers, and skordalia
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Pastries

All the pastries we serve are homemade, sweet and delicious, dripping with nuts, butter and honey! The pastries can also be packaged for you to take home. Just ask!

Baklava
This is the aristocrat of Greek pastry. Layor upon layer of buttered filo sheets and ground walnuts topped with syrup

Finikia
Honey-dipped butter cookies with cinnamon and nuts

Koulourakia
Traditional Greek cookie - braided butter cookie

Kourambiedes
Butter cookies sprinkled with powdered sugar

Kataifi
Shredded wheat filo filled with nuts and syrup

Ravani
Olympian semolina cake drenched in honey syrup

Galaktobouriko
A hellenic treasure - a richly flavored, tasty dessert with thin, "syrup kissed" pastry sheets top and bottom, filled with a creamy baked custard filling, a delectable dessert truly fit for the Gods

Loukoumades (served at the gyro booth)
Mouth-watering, feather-like Greek fried dough dipped in honey and topped with nuts

Classic Greek rice pudding

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Live Music & Dance

Enjoy listening to great live musical entertainment while you dine, or merely stroll and enjoy the Hellenic cultural experience. The musical band, Hellenic Express, will play outdoors on our main stage and in the Ouzeri (rear patio) on:

Thursday 7 pm to 10 pm
Friday 12 pm to 2 pm & 7 pm to 11 pm
Saturday 4 pm to 12 am

In addition, there will be authentic Greek dancing performed by the junior and senior Olympian Dancers on:

Friday 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 pm & 8:30 pm

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Booths

Visit our wonderful arts and crafts in the lower-level Social Hall.

  • Statues & Paintings
  • Jewelry Religious Items
  • Kid's Corner (Toys & Crafts)
  • Greek Clothing & Food Imports
  • CDs, Tapes & Books
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