MESSAGE FROM FATHER THOMAS

 Welcome! It is my privilege to greet you on behalf of The Dormition of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church and, much more importantly, Jesus Christ.
Thank you for joining us in celebrating our 38th Annual Greek Festival. As it is with any invitation to a house filled with Love, we hope and pray that your visit will be filled with joy, excitement and many, many blessings.

 
There is an old expression that Orthodoxy is not a religion, it is a way of Life. After being introduced to and surrounded by this expression for over ten years, I have been blessed with a better understanding of this way of Life expression and how intimately a faith influences such a culturally-rich community. As you encounter the fabulous food, live music, dynamic dancing, and the spirit of this festival, know that the individuals that make up this community of believers possess a deeper wisdom than just the basic material pleasures of this world.


The quest for true life is the driving force behind each member’s dedicated involvement and personal participation in such an expressive venue. You are encouraged to explore each corner of our world and inquire into the faith that makes a festival of this caliber achievable by so few.
The community of The Dormition of the Theotokos thanks you for participating in our 2010 Greek Festival and we look forward to sharing life with you throughout the many ages to come.


With Love in Christ,

Father Thomas Newlin

 

 
GREEK FESTIVAL TIME!
Welcome to our 2012 Greek Festival!

We are delighted that you have joined us to celebrate our 38th annual Greek Festival, a major fundraising event of the year and perhaps our largest festival ever! Many of you are loyal friends who have attended many festivals through the years, others are just beginning to realize that this event is one “not to miss” and still others of you are newcomers. To all we say WELCOME!

The Greek Festival started many years ago as a food festival and has evolved into a much anticipated annual cultural event. As proud hosts we welcome the opportunity to share our Greek Culture, History, Traditions and Faith with you our visitors. Our hospitality, food and pastries, music and dancers, and Agora marketplace will lift your spirits, light up your faces and make you feel like you have traveled a far distance indeed. Your continued support, and that of our sponsors and advertisers, make it possible for us to help various charities in the community. We appreciate and thank all of you!
To the many Dormition of Theotokos volunteers who have worked tirelessly, we appreciate your energy, pride, enthusiasm, wisdom, and guidance. This festival has truly been a labor of love for many.

THANK YOU again for being here and sharing in Fall Greek Festival 2012! As the Greeks would say, OPA! and let the fun begin!

The Dormition of the Theotokos Parish Council and the 2012 Festival Steering Committee