2017 Russian Festival - Friday

Although I was really tired all day, I fully enjoyed the Russian Festival. It was great seeing family and old friends.

There were many highlights of the day.  One was to meet Matushka Sandy who was the priest's wife here around 1972.  She remembered several of our older people and it was a real blessing seeing her and seeing that she is still supportive of our parish.

It was always wonderful seeing Vera whom I've known since she was four years old.  We have been very close every since the time that she saw me and just came up to me and hugged me. 

Katerina, Rodney, and Dominic are working on the murals around the temple and they are doing a fantastic job.  We are preparing for our 100th anniversary and we hope to have a really beautiful temple by them.  It already is beautiful, but we want it to be even better.

Of course the food is heavenly.  Saturday I had apple blini and salmon. 

Another highlight of the day was watching our children dance.  They were fantastic.  Not all the dances were Russian.  We have many cultures in our church and on any given Sunday you can hear around ten languages:  English, Church Slavonic, Russian, Greek [both modern and liturgical], Romanian, German, Latin, French, Georgian, Serbian, and maybe even Spanish.  I routinely do the first Little Litany in Church Slavonic and the second in Greek.  On two occasions I have done the second in Serbian.
 

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