Greek Festival

It is no secret that I do not miss the Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation and at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. If I do, some γιαγια would notice and I'd be in trouble.

Although some people might see this as a joke, and it is, it is much, much more than that. Many of the Greeks see me as one of their own.  Several years ago I missed a function at a Greek church and I heard about it months later.  Being missed is a real blessing.

On another occasion I was changing residence, but I did not dare miss the Greek Festival.  The next week at work we were talking about what we did over the weekend and I talked about the Greek Festival.  It became obvious that I did not attend AFRAM, which was the same weekend.  A co-worker became livid with me and told me that I have an obligation to my race to attend AFRAM.  He could not understand that it was much more important to me to support my Church.

One of the people attending this Festival was a classmate of mine at the Citizens Police Academy.  It was really nice seeing her.  Now we have something else in common.

Fr. Dean and Fr. Duane gave a fantastic church tour.  I usually learn something each time I attend a church tour.

I did not go back on Saturday because I'm fighting a bad cold and gout.  If I do go back on Sunday, you will be able to read about it.  My friend Dyanne said that the next best thing to being there is to read about it.
 

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