Falafel Night Welcomes Community

Date and time:  Thursday, March 23, 5:30-7:30 pm
Where:
  St. George Orthodox Christian Church,
10748 E. 116th Street, Fishers 46037.
“The Church on the hill under the gold dome.”
Information:
  Telephone: (317) 845-7755, www.stgindy.org

“Falafel Night” is a special event on March 23 offered by St. George Orthodox Christian Church as an outreach to the community. Falafel sandwiches are one of the most popular menu items during the church’s annual festival, which has attracted more than 5,000 visitors for the last three years. Falafel sandwiches, tossed salad, and a cookie will be offered for $10 for take-out or to enjoy in the church’s beautiful parish hall. Soft drinks and water are also available for $1. All proceeds will be used for the completion of the church’s bell tower.
“We want to use this evening as an opportunity to invite our neighbors who may not have visited the church for a service or during one of our festivals,” says Fr. Nabil Hanna, pastor.
The falafel sandwiches are homemade by the church’s men’s group. “Falafel is made with blended chick peas, fava beans, onions, and spices and then deep-fried to perfection. Four falafel are inside a whole pita bread and garnished with onions, tomatoes and a choice of tahini sauce or hummus,” says Riyad Bannourah, who is co-chairman of the event.
Tours will be offered to explain the church’s unique architecture and iconography. The church was completed in 2013 and designed by San Francisco architect Christ J. Kamages, whose firm has designed more than 100 Orthodox churches, including Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Carmel. The iconography on the dome and interior walls was completed in 2013 and 2016 by Dr. George Kordis, a professor of iconography at the University of Athens, Greece, and his team.