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Pancyprian Choir Marks the Start of Great Lent with Clean Monday Meal

ASTORIA – The Pancyprian Choir continued its annual tradition of celebrating Kathara Deftera- Clean Monday- and the start of Great Lent with a meal featuring the traditional, Lenten foods of the season, at their rehearsal on February 27 in Astoria.

The Choir members along with Artistic and Music Director Phyto Stratis enjoyed the typical fasting foods, some store-bought and some homemade, including lagana, olives, taramosalata, melitzanosalata, dolmadakia – stuffed grape leaves with rice only, salads made with chick peas and black-eyed peas, hummus, breadsticks and paximadia. For dessert, they enjoyed fresh fruit, tahinopita, and halva.

Following the meal, the Choir got back to rehearsing for its upcoming spring concert featuring a program of upbeat favorites and greatest hits from previous productions. Further information to come as the details become available.

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