The Legend of St Barbara was celebrated on Sun Dec 6, 2015. Fr Shofany recited the story of St Barbara’s life/death after the 11:00 AM Liturgy, followed by a procession of parishioners and their children/grandchildren, including two girls dressed in St Barbara’s similar attire. Refreshments were served in the Auditorium, including the sweet Syrian dessert – Sleetah (pomegranates, wheat, walnuts, sugar, and spices). St Barbara is known as the Patron Saint of fire, thunderstorms, and sudden death. Her Feast Day is December 4.