December 11, 2009
Special to The Vindicator
ORTHODOX CELEBRATION: The sixth annual pageant for Velija/Holy Supper will showcase the Christmas Eve customs and traditions of the Carpatho-Rusyn people. The event will take place at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church Social Hall, 2053 North Road in Warren. This year’s festivity, which begins at 4 p.m. today, will be highlighted by the Carpatho-Rusyn Society members and will include a dinner consisting of 12 traditional foods. During the festivities at Velija, St. Nicholas will give out golden coins. Ethnic items will for sale, and the singing of Christmas carols will round out the event. Many door prizes will be drawn, and entertainment will be provided by the Balalaika Ensemble from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Mogadore. For more information, visit www.c-rs.org. To reserve a place, call one of the following Carpatho-Rusyn Society members: Jim Basista, president, at (330) 544-0107; Robert Democko, vice president, (330) 758-1287; Michael Vasilchek, secretary, (330) 755-6883; or Tom Maley (Mlej), treasurer, (330) 530, 5028. Tickets will be for sale at the door. Prices are adults $15, and children, $7.50. Above is an image of a previous Velija.