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St. George Cathedral Holds Annual Middle Eastern Festival

St. George Cathedral in Coral Gables, Florida held its Annual Middle Eastern Festival on February 8 - 9, 2014, and a wonderful time was had by all! It truly was a Christian atmosphere and an opportunity for people to "Explore the Middle East in Coral Gables....where family and fun meet!"

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The St. George Cathedral Debke Troupe showcased their new and exciting routine which awed those who attended. Children's activities, games for all ages, delicious foods, delightful sweets and much much more truly made the weekend a great one!

The Saturday Hafli was a great celebration of everyone gathered together. Almost 400 people filled every corner of the Church Hall while a large crowd gathered at the different games outside. The band performed for several hours until midnight. All enjoyed every minute. A surprise guest came midway during the Hafli: renowned Middle Eastern singer Hussam Jneid ascended the stage and sang for a short but very sweet while.

All proceeds from this year's Festival have been earmarked to Save the Dome, which is in need of immediate repair. The Festival raffle drawing was held on Sunday afternoon. The three prizes were won by three different families of the Church. Congratulations to all of them!

Much gratitude to all the generous donors, supporters and sponsors of the 2014 Annual Middle Eastern Festival. Thank you! This year's Festival Program includes a section on all this year's sponsors. The Festival Program may be viewed on the Cathedral website at

Fr. Saba expresses his thanks and appreciation to the very dedicated Festival Chairman, Mr. Nasser Soufia, his very able Co-Chairs and all the volunteers for providing St. George Cathedral with yet another great memory had by all. May God grant you all many years!

Yours In Christ,
The Office of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral