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Greek Dance Unplugged,
Criss Angel, 
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Dear Readers:

This month’s lively cover photo captures the spirit of Greek dancing as told by photographer George Retelas. The kefi is from the Greek Festival in the Oakland hills but the photo portrays any of our festivals throughout the country.

It is that spirit that leaps from these festivals to ignite the fire in hundreds of dancers from throughout the San Francisco Metropolis. Dancers and singers have been practicing for weeks for its annual Folk Dance and Choral Festival (FDF) February 12-15. Once again, the festival returns to Anaheim, CA. You can follow the HJ Facebook and  HJ Twitter posts for updates and photos throughout the weekend. Please see page 7, for all of the details.

Did you know that superstar magician Criss Angel actually started his magic career in his Greek community in Long Island? He was part of the Greek Orthodox Church there, performed in GOYA, Sunday Schools, Festivals and more. He recently sat down with HJ correspondent Markos Papadatos as he prepared to return to perform for his hometown community. To learn about his rise to No. 1 status, turn to page 4.

Attending FDF? Be sure to stop by the HJ Booth and say hello! You can enter the HJ contest to win admission to the Saturday FDF Glendi there or at hellenicjournal.org. Remember to use #HJfdf for all of your social media postings too! Opa!

 

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

THIS MONTH’S FEATURE STORY

FDF 2015 Provides a “VISION” for Faith and Heritage

The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of San Francisco Folk Dance and Choral Festival will be held February 12 – 15, 2015 in Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel. Now in its 39th year, FDF will welcome over 95 dance and choral groups from throughout the Metropolis who will participate in three days of friendly competition, while enjoying fellowship and developing lifelong friendships. This year, FDF welcomes a group traveling from Charlotte, North Carolina who will also participate in the weekend festivities.

This year’s FDF theme, “Vision”, brings Orthodox Christians together through participation in religious services, prayer, dancing, singing and serving. FDF provides a multi-faceted way for thousands of Orthodox Christians to share Vision of faith, culture, and sharing God’s love through our actions and service to one another. The weekend will also commemorate the 10th anniversary since the passing of His Eminence Metropolitan Anthony, of blessed memory, whose vision for the future of the church – and especially our youth – was brought to reality with the establishment of this ministry, which is still going strong after 39 years.

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