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September 19, 2013

Getting their Greek on

They danced like the traditional Greek villagers and dined like their brethren in the homeland last weekend as Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church on Chandler Road in Andover hosted its annual festival.

The two-day event included Greek dancing performances by the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon Dance Troupe and the Sts. Constantine & Helen V.E.V.A. Dancers and Greek music served up live by the band Orfeas as well as by DJ Peter Souhleris.

Plates were overflowing with Greek culinary specialties — from roast leg of lamb, pastichio, spanakopita and moussaka to pastries like koulourakia (braided cookies), galaktoboureko (custard pie in phyllo) and baklava.

Parishioners also treated the public to an Athenian Marketplace, cooking demonstrations and church tours throughout the weekend.

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