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We've long been proud to be invited to tell you about the event held at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Norton Shores.  Years past, they had a delicious pilaf dinner with the AMAZING food and the incredible fellowship that's provided by a congregation that is filled with love, laughter and builds a very inclusive environment.  It's safe to guess maybe that post pandemic, some reimagining happened and the idea that was settled on was GO BIGGER!  I was invited by Liz Danigelis to talk about the fun and  Rev. Fr. Joseph Gingrich joined us to talk about the faith and the parish as well.  It's a great chat about a super awesome newer and bigger event! 


BIGGER it shall be! Now a 2 day festival, the OPA! Greekfest will be at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on Pontaluna Road on July 21st and 22nd.  To begin, 99.9% of everything Greek is celebrated with food.  By food, we mean mouth watering food that you'll find nothing to compare to.  Dinner ticket includes choice of Greek Lemon Chicken, Greek Souvlaki (pork shish kabob), Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie), Pastitsio (Greek Lasagna), or Gyros with Rice Pilaf, Greek Village Salad (tomato, cucumber, onion, olives, feta cheese, Greek spices in olive oil), and Pita. Tickets can also be purchased the day of the dinner for $15 per ticket.

Then we're on to Greek libations.  While there was no mention of Ouzo, there will be plenty of delicious Greek beers and wines to sample so all of you mavens of taste will want to go find out just how delectable the offerings are.  There will be Greek music, Greek dancing, Greek dancing lessons and kids activities will abound and the church itself will be open for tours and it's something you want to see.

Inside Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church it is very ornate.  The faith in itself is an ancient one, in a modern world and it's one of few churches that are seeing an upswing in people joining them as their faithfulness steers clear of political views and remains welcoming.  The belief is that faith is spiritually oriented.  Belief is just that, along with the fellowship.  CLICK HERE for the official site of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Greekfest!

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