By Jeff Sovelove
The theme of this weekend’s Big Greek Festival at Saint Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church in Randolph was Opa!, a Greek expression of joy, and it certainly seemed appropriate.
An appreciative crowd enjoyed authentic Greek food, games for the kids, and traditional folk dances on a gorgeous day.
There were favorite foods like Gyros, Souvlaki, Greek salad, Greek Fries and Toropites.
For anyone with a sweet tooth there were delicious pastries including Baklava, Kouramniethes and Loukoumathes.
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The Rev. John Theodosian took festival goers on a tour of the church, explaining the meaning of the physical features of the church and its icons.
He said the icons are an important part of the church’s traditions and date from the early days of the church when most of the population was illiterate, so stories needed to be told with pictures rather in writing so that everyone could partake.
Later, the Junior Saint Andrew’s dancers, dressed in traditional dress, treated the large crowd to an enthusiastic display of folk dances.