That’s Greek To Me April 29, 2015Posted by nrhatch in Food & Drink, Humor, Music & Dance.
A few weeks ago, we attended a Greek Glendi Festival at Saint Barbara’s Church in Sarasota.
We toured the church to learn the history of its vibrant Byzantine icons:
Byzantine art combines the classical respect for material form with the capacity of the abstract style to suggest the transcendental. In this way it is able to present a pictorial world in which the historical and the metahistorical, the temporal and the eternal intersect.
We gazed up at the decorous dome which revealed Christ surrounded by evangelists, prophets, and angels.
For a Virtual Tour of St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, click HERE.
Returning to the massive festival tent, we enjoyed Greek Music, Greek Folk Dancing, and Greek Food.
The distinctive sound of the bouzouki bounced around the tent as we ate.
Spanakopita, Tyropita, Greek Salad, Loukoumathes, and Baklava Cheesecake!
OPA! ~> a joyous reminder to stop and celebrate life where you are.
Aah . . . that’s better!