Nice Press!

Great article in the local paper today on the Grecian Festival.  You can also see a bunch of Cathedral peeps, including me, in this video.   (I still can’t figure out how to embed video).  Here is a nice picture of Gus and Joan from the T&G article:

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June 3rd, 2010 by Fr. Greg

Coffee With Konnie

Yesterday we filmed a segment for Coffee With Konnie at the Cathedral – specifically,  right outside the front doors of the church.  Nick. B, Nick M. and I sat and chatted with Konnie Lukes and had a grand old time.  The subject was the festival and all that goes into it.  It was cool filming outside on what really was a perfect day.  The show will air next week at its usual times – check out the website.  It is hard to believe we are less than two weeks away from the Grecian Festival!  The Office Angels were doing a mailing at the same time as our interview, and the camera man thought it would be nice to get a shot of them showing off some of the products of their baking.  The ladies were reluctant to go on camera at first, out of modesty, but after much hemming and hawing, and nagging from me, they were filmed and all had a splendid time.  Here is a picture that I snapped:

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May 21st, 2010 by Fr. Greg

2010 Grecian Festival Program Book

The program book is up on Sarah’s blog – check it out.  All involved did a great job – Sarah spearheaded the effort with four young children, including a newborn, at home – unbelievable!  The original content is fun and the ads are beautifully set out – advertisers definitely got their money’s worth and more.  Printed versions will be out soon as well.  Hard to believe the Grecian Festival will be upon us in just a few weeks.

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May 17th, 2010 by Fr. Greg

Snoods Everywhere!

Today was spanakopita and tiropita making day at the Cathedral in preparation for the festival.  A number of Philoptochos ladies, ably helped by some of the men, convened at 9am to begin the process.  I remember in the seminary a priest came to speak to us and he started out by saying something like “we (our archdiocese) are great at making baklava but not at spreading the word of God”.  I was so mad when I heard him say this; I know what he meant, and I get it, but he didn’t understand that we do these things because we love the church.  In any case, feeding the people is surely acting in the image of Christ!  Our volunteers will do anything for the church and are tireless.  And our Grecian Festival is a wonderful outreach to the greater Worcester community.  Back to pita…The group made around 120 pans of spanakopita and 60 of tiropita.  Here are some highlights:

Mrs. Singas works on the feta

Mrs. Stefanakos and Rubina’s mom brush the phylo

Hard at work in the kitchen

The final product

After all of the hard work, the ladies and some of the men came back this evening to pack up the sheets, after they had cooled off, and put them into the walk-in freezer.

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May 11th, 2010 by Fr. Greg

Grecian Festival 2010 Final Artwork

Earlier I posted the prototype for this year’s festival artwork.  Here is the final version, with artwork by Joan Gage and design by Sarah Kyriazis and very much in the style of a classic Alex Gazonas festival poster.    If you live in Central Mass. prepare to see this image all over the place leading up to the first weekend in June…

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February 23rd, 2010 by Fr. Greg

Festival Artwork!

Here is a prototype of the 2010 Grecian Festival poster.  The final version should be out soon:

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February 11th, 2010 by Fr. Greg