Holy Trinity in EHT invites community to come eat Greek

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Submitted/Nao Plamantouras, a Terpsichorean dancer with Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, performs.. Submitted/The Winter Feast is a fundraiser for Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church as well as a way to explore Greek hospitality, faith and culture. EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP – “Elate na fame!”

It’s all Greek to you? No problem, says Eugenia Kramvis, who translates the phrase as “Come, let us eat!”

That is just what the parishioners at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church here invite the community to do during their three-day weekend Winter Feast Friday through Sunday, Jan. 24-26.

“The event is a fundraiser for the church, but also a way to share our Greek hospitality, Greek faith and culture,” said Kramvis, the church outreach coordinator.

The Winter Feast will feature traditional homemade Greek specialties like roast leg of lamb, lamb and beef gyros and shish-ke-bob broiled over charcoal, moussaka (eggplant with meat and cream sauce), pasticio (Greek lasagna), Mediterranean chicken, salads, a variety of side dishes including stuffed grape leaves, and desserts.

Wine, beer, soda and traditional Greek spirits like ouzo and Metaxa brandy will be for sale. Prices for meals will range from $5 to $15, according to Kramvis. Child-friendly American dishes for the less adventurous young eaters will be available, she said.

Live Greek music and dance performances are scheduled for Saturday night starting at 7 p.m. Olympian Performing Artists who are high school and college age and Terpsichorean and OPA alumni groups will dress in traditional costume and perform Greek folk dances.

A projector screen will show scenes of both ancient and modern Greece, Kramvis said.

The annual event is an indoor, smaller version of the church’s outdoor June festival, she noted. Food is available to eat in the 400-seat banquet hall as well as for takeout.

“For the Winter Feast, our focus is to give people an opportunity to get out during the winter months, bring friends and family, and enjoy homemade Greek cuisine prepared by our parishioners as a labor of love,” Kramvis said.

Holy Trinity celebrated its 30th anniversary last year. The church offers Greek dancing classes, language classes, basketball for youth and adults, Bible study, a senior group and day care.

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church is at Mill and Ridge Avenues. The Winter Feast runs 5-10 p.m. Friday, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday.  Admission and parking are free. See www.holytrinityeggharbor.com . Submitted/The Winter Feast is a fundraiser for Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church as well as a way to explore Greek hospitality, faith and culture. Submitted/The Winter Feast is a fundraiser for Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church as well as a way to explore Greek hospitality, faith and culture.


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