Festivals and Outreach

Many of our churches hold festivals or other community events and outreaches periodically. While the dates may vary from year to year, this page is a guide to the major events happening in Philadelphia’s Orthodox community.  Please contact the sponsoring church or organization directly for more details.

Events listed below are subject to change. Know of an event or outreach that is not listed? Let us know!

Outreach Opportunities

  • Christ the King Orthodox Church has an ongoing food panty in the Tullytown/Bristol/Levittown area for those in need of assistance. There is never a fee for the food, though donations are accepted. Call (215) 945-2886 to make arrangements.

Festivals, Fundraisers, and Other Events

January
St. Stephen’s Cathedral celebrates a Semi-Formal New Year’s Dinner & Ball the Sunday before Martin Luther King day

February

March

April

May
There is a mid-May Greek Festival at St. Demetrios Church at 229 Powell Lane in Upper Darby

Annunciation Orthodox Church at 7921 Old York Road in Elkins Park hosts a Greek Festival in late May

June
A Grecian Festival is held in early June by St. Sophia parish of Valley Forge, located at 900 S. Trooper Road, Jeffersonville

St. George Orthodox Cathedral holds their Greek Festival at 256 S. 8th Street in May or June

Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church holds a full 5 day Greek Festival in Wilmington, DE

July

August
The yearly St. Anna’s Festival & Procession is celebrated on the Sunday nearest August 7 at Our Lady, the Joy of All Who Sorrow at the corner of 20th & Brandywine

September
Russian Mosaica Festival is held each year at Penn’s Landing (cultural festival, not specifically Orthodox)

St. Philip Orthodox Church hosts an International Food Festival in late September in Souderton, PA

Ss. Peter and Paul in Northeast Philadelphia holds a Fall Seafood Festival on a Saturday in September or October

October
St. Michael the Archangel’s annual Russian Festival is hosted at 4th & Fairmount in Philly

St. George Greek Orthodox Church holds a festival called A Taste of Greece in Media, PA

November
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church holds their annual Ethnic Festival (Russian emphasis) at 7th & Brown St.

December