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The Not-to-be-Missed KEFI Experience

A Taste of Greece - Come be Greek

Experience the KEFI (joy) of Greece in Durham

Sat. May 14 & Sun. May 15, 11am - 7pm

St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church

8306 NC Hwy 751, Durham, NC 27713,
1/2 mile south of I-40 Exit 274, near the Streets at Southpoint Mall

Savor the fabulous flavors of Greece right here in Durham, NC, at A TASTE OF GREECE on May 14 and 15, 2022.  Due to the pandemic, it was not possible to host a full Durham Greek Festival this year, but the St. Barbara community is delighted to welcome one and all to A TASTE OF GREECE.  The event will feature our most popular festival food and pastry offerings, like mouth-watering gyro pita wraps and scrumptious baklavá.  All items will be available for take-out or to enjoy in our dining tents, surrounded by Greek music and the unmistakable “kefi” that ensues when good times are accompanied by great food.  Kefi is one of those Greek words that defies simple translation, but you’ll know you’re feeling it when you experience that sensation of joy, spirit, mojo, excitement, passion, fun and loving life… preferably in the company of others.

A TASTE OF GREECE will feature authentic Greek food and fabulous desserts.  Admission and parking are FREE.  The event will be held rain or shine. Why not come for lunch and pick up a ready-made Greek feast to enjoy at home for dinner?  Be sure to get some pastries to go. They make great gifts, too. 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit relief efforts for Ukraine and Ukrainian refugees.

Authentic Greek Food and Desserts

Enjoy Greek culinary delights like gyro pita wraps, spanakópita, moussaká, and stuffed grape vine leaves with tzatzíki sauce. (And in case you were wondering, gyro is pronounced “YEE-ro” in Greek.)  For finicky eaters, we’ll also feature Jimmy’s Famous Hot Dogs.  Try our array of heavenly desserts including baklavá, galaktoboúreko (custard-filled phyllo with honey syrup), and your choice of seven other pastry delights.  Gussy’s LoukouMotion food truck will also offer soft-serve ice cream and their specialty:  fresh, hot, mouth-watering loukoumádes with your choice of toppings.  Once you get a whiff of these tasty fried dough puffs, you will not be able to resist!  (Think of the smell of funnel cakes at the State Fair… only better.)  And here’s a solution to your what-to-have-for-dessert dilemma:  get some fresh loukoumádes while dining at A TASTE OF GREECE and then pick up some of our other dessert offerings from our outdoor Pastry Booth to go… while supplies last.  Problem solved!

May 2022 Greek Food Menu

May 2022 Greek Pastry Menu

More Than Greek Food & Pastries To Enjoy

—— Greek Indoor Marketplace

Be sure to visit our Greek indoor marketplace for the Bakáliko Greek grocery, featuring specialty food items and our award-winning community cookbook, THE GRECIAN PLATE.  Browse our Silent Auction for collectibles, fine art, ceramics, and other unique items; bidding closes at 6 pm Sunday. 

—— Outdoor Attractions

Select vendors in outdoor tents will feature hand-crafted jewelry, exclusive clothing designs, one-of-a-kind artistic creations, Greek-themed T-shirts for infants through adults, fisherman hats, “belly dance” skirts and accessories, imported novelties and more.

Greek Indoor Marketplace

Be sure to visit our Greek indoor marketplace for the Bakáliko Greek grocery, featuring specialty food items and our award-winning community cookbook, THE GRECIAN PLATE.  Browse our Silent Auction for collectibles, fine art, ceramics, and other unique items; bidding closes at 6 pm Sunday. 

Outdoor Attractions

Select vendors in outdoor tents will feature hand-crafted jewelry, exclusive clothing designs, one-of-a-kind artistic creations, Greek-themed T-shirts for infants through adults, fisherman hats, “belly dance” skirts and accessories, imported novelties and more.

—— Greek Indoor Marketplace

Be sure to visit our Greek indoor marketplace for the Bakáliko Greek grocery, featuring specialty food items and our award-winning community cookbook, THE GRECIAN PLATE.  Browse our Silent Auction for collectibles, fine art, ceramics, and other unique items; bidding closes at 6 pm Sunday. 

—— Outdoor Attractions

Select vendors in outdoor tents will feature hand-crafted jewelry, exclusive clothing designs, one-of-a-kind artistic creations, Greek-themed T-shirts for infants through adults, fisherman hats, “belly dance” skirts and accessories, imported novelties and more.

Greek Indoor Marketplace

Be sure to visit our Greek indoor marketplace for the Bakáliko Greek grocery, featuring specialty food items and our award-winning community cookbook, THE GRECIAN PLATE.  Browse our Silent Auction for collectibles, fine art, ceramics, and other unique items; bidding closes at 6 pm Sunday. 

Outdoor Attractions

Select vendors in outdoor tents will feature hand-crafted jewelry, exclusive clothing designs, one-of-a-kind artistic creations, Greek-themed T-shirts for infants through adults, fisherman hats, “belly dance” skirts and accessories, imported novelties and more.

—— Silent Auction

We are excited to announce that A TASTE OF GREECE will also feature a Silent Auction. Items available for bidding include fine art, ceramics, textiles, porcelains, and collectibles. We have treasures for every budget!  Starting bids range from $5 to $200.  Auction bids close at 6 pm Sunday. Many items are available for immediate purchase.

Silent Auction

We are excited to announce that A TASTE OF GREECE will also feature a Silent Auction. Items available for bidding include fine art, ceramics, textiles, porcelains, and collectibles. We have treasures for every budget!  Starting bids range from $5 to $200.  Auction bids close at 6 pm Sunday. Many items are available for immediate purchase.

—— Tours of Our Landmark Byzantine-Style Church

Tours of our landmark Byzantine-styled domed church will be offered on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 pm. Tours last about 30 min., followed by Q & A.

—— Our Church

We are a Greek (Eastern) Orthodox parish, part of the oldest Christian tradition, dating to 33 A.D., the day of Pentecost. We trace our roots back to the Apostles and their teachings. In that regard, we can be considered “pre-denominational” (pre-dating the schisms and reformations that occurred after 1000 A.D.). We hold fast to the moral, theological, and liturgical traditions of the Early Christian Church.The Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian church, with 300 million followers.

Initially established by men and women of Greek descent, the St. Barbara community today reflects the American experience and is comprised of families representing multiple ethnicities. Our services are in Greek and English. For many, Greek is a reminder of their ethnic roots – but it should also be a reminder of the language of the New Testament, the language used by the Apostle Paul to preach and to write five letters to the Churches established in Corinth, Philippi, and Thessalonika that are today books of the Bible (Epistles). True to the actions of the Holy Apostles, who employed the common “Koine” Greek language to spread the message of our Lord Jesus Christ to all, we use English because it is the common language of our modern American lives.

Are you a newcomer to the area? Visiting? Studying at a local college or university? Curious about Orthodox Christianity? Please feel free to visit St. Barbara and pray with us on any given Sunday. You will discover an ancient yet dynamic faith and perhaps even a spiritual home where you can plant roots to deepen your relationship with Christ in the Holy Spirit.

Tours of Our Landmark Byzantine-Style Church

Tours of our landmark Byzantine-styled domed church will be offered on Saturday and Sunday at 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 pm. Tours last about 30 min., followed by Q & A.

Our Church

We are a Greek (Eastern) Orthodox parish, part of the oldest Christian tradition, dating to 33 A.D., the day of Pentecost. We trace our roots back to the Apostles and their teachings. In that regard, we can be considered “pre-denominational” (pre-dating the schisms and reformations that occurred after 1000 A.D.). We hold fast to the moral, theological, and liturgical traditions of the Early Christian Church.The Orthodox Church is the second largest Christian church, with 300 million followers.

Initially established by men and women of Greek descent, the St. Barbara community today reflects the American experience and is comprised of families representing multiple ethnicities. Our services are in Greek and English. For many, Greek is a reminder of their ethnic roots – but it should also be a reminder of the language of the New Testament, the language used by the Apostle Paul to preach and to write five letters to the Churches established in Corinth, Philippi, and Thessalonika that are today books of the Bible (Epistles). True to the actions of the Holy Apostles, who employed the common “Koine” Greek language to spread the message of our Lord Jesus Christ to all, we use English because it is the common language of our modern American lives.

Are you a newcomer to the area? Visiting? Studying at a local college or university? Curious about Orthodox Christianity? Please feel free to visit St. Barbara and pray with us on any given Sunday. You will discover an ancient yet dynamic faith and perhaps even a spiritual home where you can plant roots to deepen your relationship with Christ in the Holy Spirit.