PHOTO GALLERY

The 3rd Annual
DETROIT ROMANIAN FESTIVAL
6 & 7 October 2007
 

MORE WILL BE REPORTED, but let me say “Thank You!” to the Chairmen, to every good soul who offered assistance toward the success of our Romanian Festival, and to those who attended. It was a huge project, undertaken by a very few, to help make our Orthodox Faith and our Parish Church better known as the "Cathedral" and "mother parish" of the Romanians in our community, and to generate needed funds.

Virtually all of our 1500+ guests enjoyed themselves. Many compliments were received, including from Nicoleta Petrin, one of the guest singers who has been to the major festivals in Chicago and elsewhere. She named ours’ as the finest! Another guest immediately added, “the best in America!”

WE APPRECIATED Bishop Irineu’s (and Hierodeacon Sebastian!) participation in our weekend Festival and, above all, having him celebrate the Divine Liturgy with us on Sunday. His Grace and Fr Sebastian have been with us for each of our 3 festivals. Intru multi ani, Stapane! 

We’re happy people were pleased. For us, it is best to simply and humbly thank God for blessing us with the desire and commitment to do good.

 Father Laurence


Anita, Diaconeasa Ramona, Ghita, & Erica
 
Ana, Diana & friend say "branza" for the camera!
 
Bob & Mihaela Charlier were in charge of tickets
         

A view from the stage into the main hall
 
Ladies sold homemade treats at "Buna's Bakery"
 
The Bars were busy all day with thirsty guests
         

Unique t-shirts were once again a popular hit
 
The parish gift-shop offered a large variety
 
Even the youngest showed national pride
         

Preoteasa Lazar in costume with volunteers
 
AROY members help at the main food lines
 
Several costumes were on display in the museum
         

Children enjoyed games throughout the festival
 
Christine Placinta was in charge of the kids area
 
Cristina, Alex & Sloane at the t-shirt booth
         

The dance floor was full all weekend
 
Making fresh "placinte  cu branza"
 
Doina Ensemble of Canton Ohio
         

Doina offers a dance of the "Oas" area
 
Younger members of Doina Ensemble
 
The men of Doina perform the "Briul"
         

Doina performs the "Crihalma" ladies dance
 
Elena, Michael & Elizabeth in costume
 
Diana Rus & Gus Vincent at a ticket sales table
         

All guests received a wristband as they entered
 
"Fonelogic" company takes a break for a photo
 
Fr Lazar with some of Doina Ensemble
         

Florence Westerfield was in charge at the giftshop
 
Virtuoso Gheorghe Trambitas on the taragot
 
Mark Kalugar & Gideon cook at courtyard grills
         

Gabi & Diana help at the CD sales table
 
Ladies prepare fresh foods in the kitchen
 
Ioana, Raluca, Ioana & friend enjoy the day
         

Nicoleta, Jenny & Ramona perform
 
Everybody loves a Romanian girl!
 
A view of the children's area in the courtyard
         

Luminita Nikodin prepares hundreds of placinte
 
Some of the ladies at "Buna's Bakery"
 
Maria, John Lazar (chairman), & Ioana
         

Soloist Nicoleta Petrin thrills the audience
 
Nicoleta Petrin surrounded by dancers
 
Maria and her new friend smile for the camera
         

Pusa Poienaru entertained with songs
 
The festival is truly a "family" event
 
Dn Pop, Pusa Poienaru & Stella Nacu of TVRi
         

Bishop IRINEU enjoys time with some children
 
Ansamblul Rapsodia of Windsor ON
 
Ramona & Jenny before the Romanasul play
         

Our proud "Romanasul" Ensemble with His Grace
 
The "cuscrii" give advice during the wedding play
 
Psa Balanean, Dsa Pop & Psa Lazar
         

Silvana played the role of "mireasa" (bride)
 
The conclusion of Romanasul's performance
 
Romanian costumes were worn all weekend
         
     
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