Members of St. Tikhon’s Seminary Century Association, clergy, matushki, seminarians, and friends enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of food and fellowship at Hospitality ala Russe VII on Sunday, May 15, at St. John’s Center in Mayfield, Pa.. In all, over 150 attended! The festival featured a magnificent “Russian Table” with zakushki (appetizers) of potato pancakes, beet salad (vinaigrette), eggplant caviar, potato cheese pierogi, kielbasi, Russian meatballs, marinated mushrooms, meat and cabbage pirozhki, Georgian pizza, marinated herring, and Paska bread followed by a dinner with shaslyk (beef kabobs), Novgorod potatoes, and old country carrots with a delicious ice cream sundae.
The renowned Kauriga Balalaika Orchestra played our favorite balalaika melodies! There were door prizes and a superb basket raffle with themes of Cold Cash, Keurig Coffee Maker, and Vera Bradley, Star Wars, and Russian Trinkets. “HANYA’S KITCHEN: The Orthodox Herald Recipe Collection,” cookbook was available for purchase.
On behalf of the Association members and friends, Sarah Jubinski, president, presented Father Dennis Swenki with a check for $15,000 for the Seminary.
Story by Sarah Jubinski, Photos by Dn. John Kennerk