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Opa! Odyssey 2017 Set For Labor Day Weekend

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Aug 262017
 

Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church will host ODYSSEY 2017: A Greek Festival, Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 4.

This 4-day party features all things Greek, including mouthwatering cuisine, live music, dancing, and a bustling Hellenic agora (marketplace). Set on the grounds of the beautiful Byzantine-style Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, ODYSSEY 2017 offers something for everyone.

ODYSSEY 2017 includes: 

• Classic Greek cuisine – appetizers (meze), Greek pastries (glyka), lamb on the spit (souvla), moussaka, gyro, spanakopita (spinach pie) and pastitisio (Greek style lasagna) • “Gourmet Meze Grille” – gourmet appetizers, including saganaki (flaming cheese),

• “Gourmet Meze Grille” – gourmet appetizers, including saganaki (flaming cheese), loukaniko sausage, grilled shrimp, lamb chops, avgolemono soup, dips and pitas, and more; also featuring live music by “Athenian Entertainment.” • Live Greek cooking demonstrations – learn to prepare some classic Greek foods • Greek marketplace – Gourmet Greek grocery, t-shirts, jewelry, arts & crafts, bookstore • Treasures

• Live Greek cooking demonstrations – learn to prepare some classic Greek foods • Greek marketplace – Gourmet Greek grocery, t-shirts, jewelry, arts & crafts, bookstore • Treasures

• Greek marketplace – Gourmet Greek grocery, t-shirts, jewelry, arts & crafts, bookstore • Treasures

• Treasures ’n Junque – Odyssey’s giant tag sale

• Presentations on Greek culture and religion, along with tours of Saint Barbara Church

• Greek dance performances –Traditional Greek folk dances performed by the ODYSSEY Dancers

• Greek dance lessons – taught by the ODYSSEY Dancers (8:45 pm, Sat and Sun)

• Nightly dancing to ODYSSEY’s live Greek band, “The Hellenic Company”

• Kids’ area – Rides, games, and magic shows.

• Raffle – Have a chance at winning the grand prize of $10,000 cash, or 9 additional prizes!

• Senior Citizens Day: Fri. 9/1, from 12 – 3 pm – 20% senior citizen discount on meals.

For 36 years ODYSSEY has delighted the senses with a feast of Greek cuisine, the thrill of Greek dance, the sounds of the bouzouki, and the ethnic flavor of the Agora (Marketplace).

Stop by Saint Barbara’s ODYSSEY for Connecticut’s greatest “Greek Party,” a rain-or-shine Labor Day tradition! HOURS: 12 noon to 10 PM on Fri., Sat., Sun. 9/1, 9/2, 9/3; 12 noon to 7 PM on Mon. 9/4

FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING (on-site and next door at Holy Infant Church). RAIN OR SHINE

INFO: 203-795-1347 or visit www.saintbarbara.org

Obituary: Angelina Karajanis Pappas, 78, Sister of Irene D’Orsi

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Mar 122014
 

Screen shot 2014-03-13 at 7.54.31 PMAngelina Karajanis Pappas, 78, of Hamden passed away March 10, 2014, in Yale New Haven Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was the loving and devoted wife of Steve (Papaioannou) Pappas for the past 53 years.

Born in New Haven on Nov. 19, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Kremasotis and Catherine Gelagotis Karajanis. She attended Welch School, Troup Jr. High School and graduated from Hillhouse High School, Class of 1953.

She attended St. Barbara’s Greek Orthodox School in New Haven as a young student learning to read and write in Greek. She was an excellent cook and baker and excelled in making Greek dishes.

Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Thane (Gabriela) Pappas of Hamden; a daughter, Stephanie Pappas Christides of Cheshire; a brother, Charles Malis of Cheshire; a sister, Irene D’Orsi of Orange; and two grandchildren, Matthew Christides and Tristan Pappas.

She was predeceased by three brothers, Michael and Harold Malis and John Karajanis; and six sisters, Tessie Nuzzo, Mary DiStasio, Bessie Dill, Adele Malis, Helen Haskos and Mersina Schile.

Friends are invited to attend funeral services in St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, Thursday morning at 11:00. Viewing prior to the service from 10:00 to 11:00. Interment will follow in Orange Center Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to Closer to Free Fund at Smilow Cancer Hospital, PO Box 7611, New Haven, CT 06519-0611. Arrangements are in care of The Celentano Funeral Home.

To leave messages of comfort and to read obituary, please visit www.celentanofuneralhome.com 

LETTER: Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus Reminds Community About Community Dialogue

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Feb 242013
 

interfaithEvery year, approximately 30,000 people are shot to death in America.  (2/3 of these tragedies are suicides.)  The recent massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has focused our nation’s attention to this problem like never before.

Our Orange Interfaith Clergy Fellowship, to which I belong, invite you to a Conversation on the Problem of Violence in our Culture.
It will take place on Monday, February 25th from 7-9 pm at St. Barbara’s Orthodox Church, 480 Racebrook Road in Orange.
This opportunity for community dialogue is open to all.  The event will be moderated by the Rev. Ann Ritonia, of the Church of the Good
Shepherd, and prayers and perspectives will be offered by members of the Orange Clergy Fellowship including myself.
An age appropriate movie and childcare will be available for children 12 and younger.
Older teens are welcome to participate in this dialogue.
For more information please contact 203-795-6577.
Rabbi Alvin Wainhaus
Congregation Or Shalom