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Cultures collide at Glendi

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church opens doors with lively party


by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Eyob Solomon and Mamo Gebrehiwot dance the night away Friday during the fifth annual Glendi Greek Festival.Parishioners of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church treated the community to the fifth annual “Glendi” Greek Festival.

The three-day international celebration offered a rich combination of cultural cuisine, family activities and entertainment Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the church campus, 14485 S.W. Walker Road.

Guests were also treated to demonstrations of the ancient art of sacred icons and guided tours through the liturgical traditions of the church.

Proceeds from the Glendi Greek Festival will benefit St. John the Baptist’s building fund and the Oregon Food Bank.by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Niko Poulos, who is proud to be 100 percent Greek, cooks lamb and chicken souvlaki on a grill. The festival featured a selection of specialties from Greek, Ethiopian and Middle Eastern cuisines.by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Deacon Innocent, Micheal Duchow-Pressleyky, talks with guests about the orgin of Greek Orthodox religion during the fifth annual Glendi Greek Festival.by: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - Eli Wood, 16 months, and Basil Contes, 3, groove to the music during the Glendi Greek Festival.



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