St. Mary's Holy Dormition Orthodox Church
A Parish of the Orthodox Church in America, Diocese of the West
19485 N. Calhan Hwy. Calhan, CO 80808
General Information

A number of years ago, our parish shifted the Parish Picnic into Slavic Fest, a weekend of fun, old world food, dancing, family and fellowship. For months in advance, the parish prepares homemade noodles, pirogi, and Wedding Beef and the foods of our ancestors using the family recipes that have been handed down to us from our Slovak Pioneers and founders.

The festival dates for 2017 will be October 7 and 8, the second weekend (though not the second FULL weekend) in October.

Come and celebrate with us!


2016 - Cooking & Baking Schedule

  • Monday @ 6pm (September 12th, 19th, 26th)
  • Tuesday Sept.27 @ 8am Baking bread
  • Monday Oct.3 @ 7pm Hall clean-up
  • Tuesday Oct.4 @ 6pm boiling cabbage leaves
  • Thursday Oct.6 @ 6pm Halupki
  • Friday Oct.7 @ 12pm Fry cabbage and onions
  • Friday Oct.7 @ 6pm Halushki
  • Saturday Oct.8 @ 8am Finalize prep
  • Sunday Oct.9 @ 10am Finalize prep
Schedule of events

Schedule is subject to change

Saturday, 8 October 2016

  • ¨ 11:00am – Music starts for dancing & enjoyment
  • ¨ 12:00pm – Tour of St. Tikhon’s Chapel
  • ¨ 1:00pm – Czech & Slovak Folk Dancers
  • ¨ 2:00pm – Tour of St. Tikhon’s Chapel
  • ¨ 3:00pm – Czech & Slovak Folk Dancers
  • ¨ 3:30pm – Presentation in the Church – “Orthodoxy”
  • ¨ 4:00pm – Entertainment by the Tamburitzans
  • ¨ 5:00pm – Final purchases & Great Vespers
  • ¨ 5:30pm – Dance with music from Reride!

Sunday, 9 October 2016

  • ¨ 8:00 am – Divine Liturgy
  • ¨ 12:00pm – Music starts for dancing & enjoyment
  • ¨ 1:00pm – Czech & Slovak Folk Dancers
  • ¨ 1:30 pm – Tour of St. Tikhon’s Chapel
  • ¨ 3:00pm – Czech & Slovak Folk Dancers
  • ¨ 4:00pm – Final purchases

The Main church will be open for viewing all day on Saturday and Sunday.

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