IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: "TASTE OF GREECE" FESTIVAL POSTPONED TO 2021; LIMITED FOOD STILL AVAILABLE BY THE PAN
“We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8.28)
Dear Friends of Holy Trinity Church and Greek Festival Fans:
For 47 years, Holy Trinity Church has extended an invitation to the community around us to enjoy our annual Greek Festival. From the initial events on the North Side, to the interim version at our Northway Elementary temporary location, to the big, beautiful celebration at our new Church, we have been blessed to offer to host literally hundreds of thousands of friends and fans of Greek food and entertainment. We have also had the opportunity to open the doors of our Church to our guests for tours and discussions about our Holy Orthodox Christian Faith, some of whom have become members of our Church.
The Parish Council and Festival Committee, along with Father John and other community and Festival leaders, have been working on how to best approach the event this year, given the challenges and uncertainty of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic. Numerous ideas were presented and considered, and the health and safety concerns of many were also seriously received. Many thanks to all those who contributed to that process out of love for their Church and the desire to serve the community around us who so look forward to visiting every year.
Ultimately, out of an abundance of caution, the decision has been thoughtfully and prayerfully made that Holy Trinity Church will not be hosting a public, in-person Festival this year, but will postpone the event until Labor Day weekend 2021. We believe this is in fulfillment of our “Faith. Family. Community.” vision statement by Preserving our Faith, Protecting our Family and Respecting our local Community.
However, thanks to the dedicated labors of our Holy Trinity parishioners, a limited amount of full-pan foods are available for purchase. They are available through the "Greek4Home" ordering website. While supplies last, full ready-to-bake pans of Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pita) and Tiropita (Greek Cheese Pita) are available for only $99. That means you can enjoy our wonderful festival food at home! Buy them now to take and bake at home for family gatherings, graduation parties, or to bake and share with others. Each pan has 28 pre-scored servings. The pans are 20” X 13” and are expertly wrapped in premium protective freezer paper. Just unwrap, follow the basic cooking instructions and enjoy!
But that's not all! Through our "Greek2Give" ordering website, you can also donate a pan of food to a worthy cause! During the COVID-19 crisis, some of our neighbors are having a tough time making ends meet. The first-responders and “heroes” at our hospitals, safety services and social agencies have sacrificed of themselves to protect us. And some local churches are struggling just to survive. With your help, pans of our existing inventory of spanakopita and tiropita will be delivered to local organizations, churches, hospitals, agencies and the Neighborhood Resilience Project, an Orthodox Christian ministry in the Hill District, at no charge as gifts of love from you and the Holy Trinity family.
With thanks always for your support of Holy Trinity Church and our Greek Festival, and with great hopes for a return to our best-ever “Taste of Greece” over Labor Day 2021, we remain,
The Holy Trinity Church Family