St. Basil the Great Orthodox Church    •    9302 Riverview Ave.    •    Kansas City, KS 66112    •    (913) 663-2200
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St. Basil the Great
9302 Riverview Ave
Kansas City, KS 66112

The ancient, living, and unchanging

Faith of Chirst and His Apostles

St. Basil The Great
Antiochian Orthodox Church

Weekly Liturgical Schedule


  • 8:45 AM - Matins
  • 10:00 AM - Divine Liturgy


  • 6:30 PM - Daily Vespers


  • 6:30 PM - Daily Vespers


  • 4:45 PM - Ninth Hour
  • 5:00 PM - Great Vespers

Festival Spotlight: Sarmale

September 18th, 2017 by

Found in the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire from the Middle East to the Balkans and Central Europe, “sarmale” is enjoyed year round in Romania.

On every holiday and main event, but especially on Pascha and Christmas, “sarmale” are present on every Romanian table. The smell of a cooking pot of “sarmale” will entice you to join the feast.

What is sarmale?

We start with homemade pickled cabbage, by carefully separating the leaves and laying them flat.
The filling is prepared by mixing ground pork and ground beef to which we add cooked rice, tomato paste, and chopped onion seasoned with savory, pepper, and bay leaves.
We fill each cabbage leaf with the meat mixture and roll them.
The rolled “sarmale”are covered with bacon and cooked until golden brown.

What will we serve?

At our festival you can enjoy the “sarmale” dish, not in a rolled form, but rather in layers of homemade sauerkraut and meat mixture.
We will serve our dish with bread, sour cream, and hot peppers.

Hope to see you all at our Romanian table.

Poftă bună!

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Calling All Festival Sponsors!

July 24th, 2017 by

St. Basil’s Ethnic Festival is not only a joyous celebration of our cultural diversity, but an avenue to share our faith with our community. However, our festival is no small expense. We are looking to partner with local businesses to make this year’s festival a great success. We are calling on all our members to reach out to businesses to sponsor this years festival. Sponsorships will not only offset the cost of the festival, but businesses will get exposure through ads in our festival brochure, which is handed out to everyone who attends the event.

Below is a link to the sponsorship letter that you can give to potential sponsors. It contains contact information and sponsorship levels.

Thank you for your support!

Download the sponsorship letter HERE!

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