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Patronal Feast Day at Otrada

February 3, 2022


Our Cultural Center celebrated our Patroness - the "Otrada" icon of the most Holy Theotokos. A gathering of members and friends of the organization served a moleben in our chapel then gathered in our Banquet Hall for a meal prepared by our Ladies Committee.

                      May She continue to protect us all!

Pascha Kulich & Egg Decorating

April 16, 2022

In preparation of the Feast of Feasts (Pascha) ARAA-Otrada held a children's Egg and Kulich decorating event.  Children decorated eggs using a variety of traditional and contemporary methods and decorated their own personal Kulich! 

                    Christ has Risen!  XB! BB!

St Elizabeth Rummage Sale

May 13 - 15 and October 14 - 16, 2022

Members of ARAA-Otrada held Rummage Sales to collect funds for the charitable work of the St Elizabeth Fund; check our Charity page to see how the funds were donated. 


Thank you to all the volunteers, donors, and of course those who came out to support us!  


An Afternoon of Ballroom Dancing for Youth

May 15; May 29; June 5; September 25,

October 2, October 23, November 6


Ballroom dance lessons, led by Master Professional Instructors, were held at our Cultural Center on afternoons in May, June, October, and November.  Participants learned the basics of ballroom dance focusing on the Waltz, Swing, Viennese Waltz, and Salsa. 


An Evening of  Dancing 

November 11, 2022


ARAA-Otrada's Youth Committee hosted an Evening of Dance was held in our Belosselsky Hall; attendees were treated to professional dance performances then danced the night away to live music from the Alex Juskin Band.

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