Greek Dancing

The Saint Thomas Hellenic Heritage dancers. (Photo by ΤΝΗ/Steve Lambrou, file)

A friend and I went recently to a Greek festival at San Juan Capistrano in Southern California. The day was sunny and hot, the traffic from Claremont to Capistrano heavy. The festival unfolded in the buildings and open green space of the Capistrano Community Center.

There were several hundred people at the festival: some of them were probably non-Greek or Greeks who no longer spoke Greek. With a plate full of food in my hands, I had a difficult time finding …

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  1. Good comments and challenging points. We wish all Greek-Americans felt the same way; unfortunately,, they do not.
    One point of contention: it is not true that Greek is spoken in the Greek Orthodox Churches,not even in most metropolitan areas, let alone in small Parishes scattered across the country. Some of the young priests, perhaps the majority, cannot even read Gospel Greek well. Reading Greek, once you master even the alphabet alone, should be easy, yet it is not the case. One wonders what kind of education they get at the Seminary! As for their oral performance, they cannot go beyond what somebody called “kitchen” Greek!

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