Sunday, September 6, 2015

Odyssey 2015: Doors open at noon on Sunday

Our Faith, Our Heritage.  Odyssey 2015. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Labor Day 2015- Get ready for more Greek music, Greek food, and Greek dancing!

Everyone is psyched for Odyssey 2015! With the help of many parishioners and other volunteers, the Odyssey will be a great success! As a side note, if you would love to see more great pictures for this year's festival, follow @odysseygreekfest on Instagram!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Odyssey 2014 Video Debut!

A shout out to one of our talented young parishioners who created this great video journal of Odyssey 2014.  Look for the cameo of our governor, Dannel P. Malloy! #OdysseyGreekFestival

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Greek groceries in the Agora

Save yourself a trip to Astoria and come to Odyssey now for your favorite Greek groceries!

Cooking Demo: Dolmathes!

Cooking Demo Recipe!

This afternoon's cooking demonstration featured a Greek favorite: Pastelli!

Pastelli recipe:
1 1/2 cups honey
2 1/2 cups sesame
1. Toast sesame very lightly on medium heat
2. Heat honey on medium until it starts to bubble and the bubbles stack up on each other
3. Add sesame and stir to combine
4. Cook mixture, stirring constantly, on medium/medium-low (depending on the how hot your stove is) for approximately 10 mins or until golden brown. It should smell toasty and nutty
5. Spray 13X9 with Pam and line with parchment paper. 
6. Give the mix one more good stir
7. Pour into the prepared pan and spread the mix out evenly (don't worry about it being a little lumpy, it will settle) 
8. Cool for about an hour until pastelli is set
9. Cut into desired size & shape and wrap in parchment paper
10. Enjoy!

1/2 price Treasures & Junque

Everything must go! Treasures & Junk is 1/2 price today! Find your treasure before 8 pm tonight!

Last Day of Odyssey! Today's Schedule

Join us for the last day of Odyssey 2014!  The rain didn't dampen our spirits or our enthusiasm to share our Greek culture.   We continue to serve delicious Greek food and offer demonstrations of Greek cooking and dance and a presentation on Greek Orthodoxy.  Live Greek music is only until 7:30 pm tonight.  Odyssey closes at 8:00 pm with the raffle drawing, but don't delay -- some of the best food sells out early!!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunset at Odyssey 2014

The sunsets are always breathtaking at 480 Racebrook Road, overlooking the Orange hills.

Today's Odyssey Schedule

This morning the Saint Barbara community gathers at 8:30 am for Orthros and 9:30 am for Divine Liturgy.  Please join us in prayer and stay afterwards for Odyssey, which begins at noon and stays open until 10 pm.   Today's Odyssey schedule is detailed here:

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Odyssey Dancers performing again today!

God blessed the Saint Barbara community with a picture perfect day for Odyssey 2014 opening day. The Odyssey Dancers practiced all summer and debuted their intricate dance steps under gorgeous blue skies yesterday afternoon. Today is another beautiful day for a trip to 480 Racebrook Road in Orange. Odyssey Dancers perform today at 2:00 pm, 4:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Free parking and free admission. Hope to see you there!

Today's Schedule of Events for Odyssey 2014: A Greek Festival

Friday, August 29, 2014

Find your favorite Greek food at Odyssey this weekend

Odyssey 2014 offers so many delicious food selections.  This menu should help you make dinner and dessert choices!  The festival is open until 10 pm tonight.  Eat your dinner to the sounds of live music by "The Hellenic Company" and a performance by the Senior Odyssey Dancers at 9:00 pm.

Odyssey Dancers Debut at 5:30!

The Junior and Intermediate Odyssey Dancers will have their first performance in a few minutes!! Their performance begins at 5:30 outside in the Entertainment area in front of the gazebo. If you miss them, don't worry -- the older Odyssey Dancers will be performing at 9:00 pm tonight!