A Book About Gratitude Given Away for Thanksgiving

The author in the Sahara Desert in 1989. The beginnings of his philosophy of life.

The author in the Sahara Desert in 1989.

The pinnacle of an author's 2020 journey, and his message of gratitude and hope.

Grappling with the nuances of being a human being, and doing it with heart, hope, and compassion—this mini book is medicine for the soul!”

— Nancy Pile

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, November 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Author Erik Seversen digs deep in his short-read eBook available on Amazon. The book’s title is The Magical Lightness of Being, a lighthearted parody of Milan Kundera’s amazing existential masterpiece, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, and the themes couldn’t be more different.

When COVID-19 restrictions shut down Erik Seversen’s public speaking career in early 2020, Erik decided not to let the cancellation of his entire work calendar keep him down. He published his second full-length non-fiction book called Explore in July, he organized and published a co-authored book called The Successful Mind in October, and he decided to get very personal for his next work.

The result was the creation of The Magical Lightness of Being. The book is dubbed a cheerful reconciliation of life, existentialism, and God, and it explores the stages of the authors life from an anxious young child to a well-balanced adult who has overcome challenges and has decided to choose gratitude as his center rather than the angst that always seemed just below the surface in his life.

The book is Erik Seversen’s answer to a difficult 2020, and it is 100% optimistic. It begins with the authors accidental conception in a canoe and ends with a positive message tailored to put a smile on the face of any reader.

In the spirit of giving, the book is available for FREE on Amazon on Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2020. The book, published by Thin Leaf Press, reached best seller status in existentialism, phenomenology, and short-read memoirs, but the best thing about this 20-minute short-read is the very simple message that gratitude and love can rise above all other situations, a very important message for us, it seems, in 2020.

Erik Seversen
Thin Leaf Press
+1 310-487-1047
Erik@ErikSeversen.com
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“The Bridge of Hearts” is Now Available in Paperback

A Book That Offers Insights Into Linking Patterns Of Salvation From Mosaic Law To The New Testament

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 25, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Now published in paperback. Illustrated with personal stories of humor and drama, "The Bridge of Hearts" will appeal to readers who are searching for answers about how to walk with God, how to reconcile damaged relationships with others, or how to discover what God has done for us through Christ.

"Following Christ has everything to do with removing walls and building bridges in the spiritual realm." —Johnny Dudley

Citing God's pattern, The Bridge of Hearts highlights an essential scriptural truth about following Christ: our works are not about earning God's love; they are about returning God's love.

About the Author
Johnny L. Dudley was born in Louisville, Kentucky, raised in Florida, and served in the Marine Corps in
Vietnam. He is the father of three sons and is presently engaged as a real estate developer.

The Bridge of Hearts will be released nationwide in November 2020 and can be ordered on Amazon, and wherever fine books are sold.

For more information, visit consecratedpress.com.

ISBN: 978-1-7351900-1-3
eISBN: 978-1-7351900-0-6

Published by Consecrated Press LLC

11478 Pine Street
Jacksonville, Florida, US 32258

Johnny L. Dudley
Consecrated Press LLC
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Coming Soon! Award winning film TOMBSTONE PILLOW shines a light on the living residents in a land of death

Dream Team Directors Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir

Dream Team Directors Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir

Actress Kendra Sison De Mesa and Director Daniel Lir

Actress Kendra Sison De Mesa and Director Daniel Lir

Actress Lourdes Duque Baron (Olivia) with children

Actress Lourdes Duque Baron (Olivia) with children

Samera Entertainment explores the tragic depths of this insightful social drama from Bounty Films and Dream Team Directors, Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir.

"I think now filmmaking has an even more important role than ever in the uplifting of our society and that is what Tombstone Pillow is all about." -”

— Daniel Lir

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Husband and wife filmmaking team, Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir joined together to cultivate their creative outlook. With the establishment of Dream Team Directors, their intentions to inspire through cinema were set in stone. This has led to collaborations with the likes of Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo, British superstars – Coldplay, and viral sensation Lindsey Stirling. Their work has received a heaping of praise from critics, plus numerous accolades, including two Telly Awards and 27 prizes at film festivals around the world.

Tombstone Pillow is the latest film in their repertoire, and it is positioned as one of their strongest projects yet. The film premiered as an Oscar qualifying entry at the LA Shorts festival, and went on to win Best Drama at the ICP Shorts Series in New York, New York.

In Tombstone Pillow, A 9-year-old girl gives the Philippines wealthiest widow a tour of a graveyard thousands of poor people call home, where she discovers what real riches are.

The film was inspired after a trip to the Philippines, where Bayou and Daniel discovered 6,000 families living amongst the tombs of a Manila cemetery. The conditions were horrible and unendurable, the Dream Team Directors had to bring this to the attention of the masses. So they made a call to one of their past collaborators, Mumbai filmmaker Fraser Scott, to craft an amazing story that would educate the public on the squalor these people were in, and help make better lives for them.

"There are thousands of families living in cemeteries, sleeping on tombs, human beings deserve better, and filmmaking is the most powerful voice we know which has allowed us to help create change and awareness to this problem." – Bayou Bennett

The Tombstone Pillow production was not without its share of challenges. Despite being unable to be on location in order to take care of her three year old child, Bayou wasn’t going to let that get in the way of co-directing the film. So through experimentation with the tools of modern technology, Bayou lent her directing expertise to the production through Facebook Live, providing her input from over 7,000 miles away. The end product is a testament to the unwavering dedication of its cast and crew. And its accumulation of awards and raves is proof of its stunning achievement.

"I think now filmmaking has an even more important role than ever in the uplifting of our society and that is what Tombstone Pillow is all about." –
Daniel Lir

The goal with Tombstone Pillow now is to present the film to the mayor of Manila in an effort to relocate these families to an environment more suitable for human habitation. The Dream Team Directors screened the film in its shooting location of Manila on February 23, 2019, where it was a finalist at the Asian Cinematography Awards. It went on to open at the Dolby Theater during the NYC International Film Festival on March 23, 2019. This was a tremendous fate for an important film meant to trigger great social change.

Tombstone Pillow has garnered 21 nominations and numerous wins throughout its festival tour. Among those, there were awards for:

Best Inspirational Film-Venice Film Awards, Hollywood Film Awards, NY Movie Awards

Best Cinematography and Best Screenplay, Global Short Film Awards

Best Social Theme Film, CIFA

Finalist Morehouse College of Human Rights Film Festival

Special Jury Recognition, Global Impact Film Festival

Best Drama, ICP Screening Series.

Semi Finalist for Best Short Film, ARFF Amsterdam

Prague International Monthly Film Festival, Best Inspirational Film

Top Indie Film Awards Best Cinematography, Best Message, Best Original Idea, Best Short,

Films for Peace, Best Story

Sharry Flaherty of Samera Entertainment acquisitioned this short subject documentary for Bounty Films, which is distributing Tombstone Pillow for a wide audience, so as many people as possible can be aware of this heartbreaking way of life.

"We're proud to have Bounty Films distribute Tombstone Pillow, a first-of-its-kind short film, with a story told in a very real environment."
– Leslie Morris (Acquisitions Manager Bounty Films)

Tombstone Pillow is free to stream for Amazon Prime members in the United Kingdom. You can check it out by clicking HERE

The honorable mission of Dream Team Directors continues unabated in an ambitious pursuit to promote products and spread public awareness. They are always on the lookout for their next great collaboration. So if you need a powerful way to bring attention to your brand or product so it can both entrance and romance your consumers, be sure to contact Bayou Bennett and Daniel Lir of Dream Team Directors at: www.dreamteamdirectors.com

About Bounty Films:
Bounty Films Is An Australian-Owned Independent Film Distribution Company. Based in Melbourne and complemented by a passionate and dedicated staff who have over 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Bounty is committed to releasing films that are both entertaining and culturally significant.

Sharry Flaherty
Samera Entertainment
SameraEntertainment@gmail.com

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Summit: How Embracing Religious Diversity & Inclusion Strengthens Workplaces

Dec. 3 Summit - SHRM PDCs

Dec. 3 Summit – SHRM PDCs

SHRM PDCs for Religious DEI conf on Dec. 3

SHRM PDCs for Religious DEI conf on Dec. 3

Faith and business build a better world

Faith and business build a better world

Join us Thursday, Dec. 3rd, for a summit on the challenges and opportunities facing businesses with an increasingly religiously diverse workforce.

Embracing religious diversity and inclusion strengthens workplaces!”

— Dr. Brian Grim, President, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, November 24, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum and Religious Freedom & Business Foundation invite you to an upcoming summit on the challenges and opportunities facing business leaders with the increasing presence of religious beliefs in a diverse workforce. (Register Today – Free!)

In today's marketplace, companies have uniquely diverse workforces and customer bases more religiously diverse than ever before. Yet 36 percent of American workers have experienced or witnessed faith-based discrimination or non-accommodation in the workplace.

Religious Inclusion: Diversity's Next Big Thing

The prevailing philosophy for decades has been to avoid talking about religion at work. This position, however, denies employees the opportunity to bring their whole selves to work, and in doing so requires them to suppress a critical part of their identify. Stephanie Vander Zanden will share how successful organizations balance faith in the workplace with creating an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive. Register today!

Keynote speaker:
– Stephanie Vander Zanden, Founder and CEO, The Inclusion Company and former Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Schreiber Foods

Presentations by:
– Paul Lambert, executive business consultant, Religious Freedom Center;
– Marsie Sweetland, client executive, Equinix, Inc.
– Brian Grim, president, Religious Freedom & Business Foundation (RFBF);
– Kristen Farrington, fellow, Religious Freedom Center;
– Kent Johnson, senior corporate advisor, RFBF; retired senior counsel, Texas Instruments.

Professional SHRM credit (2 PCDs).

This summit is made possible by generous support from: The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the Templeton Religion Trust.

Brian Grim
Religious Freedom & Business Foundation
+1 410-268-7809
contact@religiousfreedomandbusiness.org

Dec 3 Summit: How Embracing Religious Diversity & Inclusion Strengthens Workplaces


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Investors Bank Opens Williamsburg Branch and Brings New Way of Personal and Business Banking to Brooklyn

Photo show the entrance to the modern, open-environment interior of the new bank's new Williamsburg branch

Investors Bank’s new Williamsburg branch at 236 Broadway features an “open environment” interior. Located near the Marcy Avenue subway station, in the branch’s universal bankers meet with their clients in a banking pod areas..

A banker holds a tablet computer and uses a stylus to enter data into the unit.

Investors Bank’s Hakki Hacikadiroglu, a universal banker, demonstrates the advanced tablet PC that is used to serve clients at the new Williamsburg branch in Brooklyn.

Photo shows the all-glass exterior of the Investors Bank's branch in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The exterior of Investors’ Williamsburg branch, which is the company’s 20th retail banking center in Brooklyn. The bank has formed alliances with local businesses, families, neighborhoods, schools, hospitals and many nonprofits while serving the borough.

Branch Forms Alliances with Two Neighborhood Nonprofits –
Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation Church and Satmar Bikur Cholim

We invite you to come visit our team in Williamsburg, and I’m sure you’ll realize that Investors is the right bank for you personally or for your business.”

— Investors Bank Chairman & CEO Kevin Cummings

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK , UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, November 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Investors Bank opened its Williamsburg branch to introduce the community to a new way of doing their personal and business banking. The Williamsburg branch, Investors’ 20th branch in Brooklyn, is located at 236 Broadway near the Marcy Avenue subway station.

Clients who open an Investors YourStyle® Plus Checking account at the Williamsburg branch may earn up to $350, and access such premium features as mobile phone protection, credit monitoring, identify theft protection. and mobile couponing. For full account benefits and requirements refer to the Guide To Benefits.

Investors is a full-service commercial bank that grows deep roots in the communities it serves. The Williamsburg branch has already formed alliances with the historic Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation Church and Satmar Bikur Cholim, a local nonprofit that has served the Jewish community since the early 1950s. When a client opens a deposit account at the Williamsburg branch, Investors will donate $25 to one of the two organizations on the customer’s behalf.

The Williamsburg branch features an open-office design with convenient banking pods instead of a traditional teller platform and private offices. The branch’s universal bankers use PC tablets to quickly complete a wide range of transactions from simple to more complex for both consumers and businesses. Universal bankers also provide local companies with Investors’ banking products that include business checking accounts, online and mobile banking, treasury management services, fraud prevention, lines of credit, and term loans.

The branch team can assist clients with getting started on Investors’ robust online and mobile banking products. The mobile banking app gives consumers the flexibility to conveniently view their transactions, pay bills, transfer funds, deposits checks, and much more. Customers can also find out how to use Mobile Wallet, send money using Zelle®, and earn uChoose Rewards. The branch is also supported by a team of specialists in mortgages and wealth management, as well as business banking.

In announcing the branch opening, Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings said, “We’re bringing a new banking experience to Williamsburg that combines one-on-one client relationships with businesses and consumers with our innovative, mobile and online banking capabilities. Our new branch meets the needs of the many generations of people who live and work in the neighborhood. We invite you to come visit our team, and I’m sure you’ll realize that Investors is the right bank for you personally or for your business.”

Mr. Cummings explained that like every Investors’ branch, the team in Williamsburg has implemented safety guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and the bank is following CDC guidance as well as state and local regulations. Customers and employees are required to wear masks inside the branch. Scheduling an appointment before going to the branch is always recommended.

The Williamsburg location is Investors’ 49th branch in New York City and on Long Island. The branch hours are from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Wednesday and Friday; on Thursday from 9 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. The branch’s ATM is available 24/7, and there is a night depository.

For more details about the Williamsburg branch, contact Investors' Vice President and Retail District Manager Roni Shoyfer at 212-401-0725.

About Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation Church

The historic Mount Carmel-Annunciation Church, located at 259 North Fifth Street, has served the Williamsburg community for more than 130 years. Rev. Msgr. Jamie J. Gigantiello is the pastor of the congregation, which provides a wide range of key services to residents of the local neighborhood and families across Brooklyn.

About Satmar Bikur Cholim

Satmar Bikur Cholim’s top priority is helping families that are struggling to care for a sick family member, especially when the caregiver is spending long periods of time away from home at a healthcare facility. Satmar Bikur Cholim is located at 545 Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg.

About Investors Bank

Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service commercial bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With more than $26 billion in assets and a network of over150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s banking services include complete deposit, loan and treasury management products for consumers and businesses. In 2020, Newsweek named Investors Bank the “Best Big Bank in New Jersey.” Investors Bank: Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.

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Essential Public Relations
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City Church of New Orleans Making Holidays Brighter Through Ongoing Charity Work

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, UNITED STATES, November 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — City Church of New Orleans has a history of helping those in need in the community throughout the year and plans to continue its efforts heading into this Christmas season and beyond.

Last year its iCare Ministry teamed up with New Orleans Saints All-Pro, Cam Jordan, to give away 300 turkeys to ensure families had a healthy feast to liven up the occasion, continuing the church's tradition of giving away turkeys dating back to 2014.

While the church also introduced events around Easter in the past few years such as a fun Helicopter Easter Egg Drop, its iCare Ministry ensured people had healthy meals to enjoy during this time of year while facing unprecedented challenges. More specifically, on April 2, it handed out 5,000 meals, followed by 400 more including an Easter basket giveaway on April 11. This determined effort was followed by an even greater giveaway of 6,000 meals on April 16.

City Church of New Orleans continued by providing a generous 6,000 meals on May 1 and then the same number again on May 15. The meal giveaways were done in partnership with City Councilwoman, Honorable Cyndi Nguyen. As part of these recent meal giveaways, the church took special precautions to follow social distancing protocols in place to protect both the recipients and volunteers that made the outreach possible.

The church also teamed up with Catholic Charities to provide 200 boxes of commodities to elderly residents of District E and allowed others to pick up on the behalf of these seniors to make it more convenient for them.

City Church of New Orleans plans to continue its efforts this Christmas while also spreading cheer. With this in mind, it will focus on meeting needs within its local congregation by providing meals along with gift cards in the spirit of giving.

For further information, call 504-246-5121 or email communications@citychurchnola.com.

About City Church of New Orleans

City Church of New Orleans located at 13123 I-10 Service Road New Orleans, Louisiana, works to fulfill its vision of inspiring people to reach out to others and give generously. Along with providing dynamic worship services, it offers a variety of community services including its outreach ministry, iCare. It also provides educational opportunities through City College and Bishop McManus Academy. Learn more by visiting the church's websites at citychurchnola.com.

Bryan Trosclair
City Church of New Orleans
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Bacco Farms, other cannabis businesses support Flint's needy with huge turkey donation

100 turkeys donated by Bacco Farms, Six Labs and T Rex Cultivation go to Greater Holy Temple Church for distribution to Flint area needy families

I would like to have our community know that the cannabis industry is also made of people who care about their fellow man, just like any other business people.”

— Regina Momgaudas, Bacco Farms

FLINT, MICHIGAN, UNITED STATES, November 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — One hundred families will have a happier Thanksgiving this year due to a donation of cooking turkeys from cannabis industry companies in the Flint area.

The donation was spearheaded by Bacco Farms, a provisioning center and licensed cannabis retailer on Dort Highway in Flint. Owner Regina Momgaudas said, "I would like to have our community know that the cannabis industry is also made of people who care about their fellow man, just like any other business people. With the current epidemic, which has caused so many people to lose their jobs, I decided to help at least a 100 people by donating 100 turkeys to my community of Flint."

Two of Bacco Farms' suppliers donated toward the food gift for the needy: T Rex Cultivation and Six Labs. The turkeys were donated to the Food Bank via Greater Holy Temple Church and will be distributed to those on their food bank list.

Bacco Farms recently announced the medical marijuana provisioning center has opened for adult use cannabis sales as a licensed cannabis retailer. The mother-daughter owned business was founded in the beginning of July in 2019 by women who know and understand the power of cannabis. Regina and daughter Phoebe are dedicated to eliminating the negative stigma surrounding cannabis users, cannabis businesses and the plant's medicinal properties.

Special thanks goes out to Mr. Carter from the Kroger on Richfield Road, who helped get the 10- to 14-lb Butterball turkeys ordered in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. "Thank god Mr. Carter believed in my cause," said Momgaudas. "He did not care that it was the cannabis industry, he only cared that we had a good cause."

Bacco Farms is located at 6200 North Dort Highway in Flint near Pierson Road.

T Rex Cultivations can be reached through Brent Cook at cookbrent9@gmail.com or 616-307-7467

Six Labs can be reached through John Taylor at John@six-labs.com or 630-669-5010.

Phoebe Momgaudas
Bacco Farms
+1 810-877-6538
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Field Service Management (FSM) Market Report 2020-2025 by Technology, Future Trends, Top Key Players and more…

A new market study, titled “Field Service Management (FSM) Market Research Report- Global Forecast 2023”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, November 23, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Field Service Management (FSM) Market

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Charter, Jet Cards Or Memberships For Your Private Flights? Private Jet Card Comparisons Provides Updated, Unbiased Data

Private Jet Card Comparisons compares 65+ variables that impact choice. Compare private jet flight costs with our exclusive QUICK COMPARE FLIGHT PRICING tool.

Private Jet Card Comparisons makes finding the best private travel solution for your needs fast and easy”

— Doug Gollan, Editor, Private Jet Card Comparisons

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 22, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, more consumers are looking for private aviation solutions to minimize coronavirus risk and navigate reduced airline schedules. Through October, jet card and charter flights had rebounded to more than 90% of pre-pandemic levels. More private jet companies are ramping up marketing efforts, all claiming to be your best option.

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The Legend of Vasilopita and the Lucky Gold Coin

The Golden Saint Basil Vasilopita Coin

The Golden St. Basil Vasilopita Coin

What is a Vasilopita and why is it unique? The answer lies in the direct translation from the Greek, meaning “Basil’s Bread” but with a very interesting twist.

Finding the Gold Coin in your piece of the cake is a lasting life-long Family memory, not only for the Greeks, but for all that practicing gratitude, connecting Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year”

— Elias Papadeas

DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 21, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Vasilopita is usually celebrated on New Year’s Eve, but in many counties, it takes place on Christmas, and the end result is a beautiful family tradition, the Vasilopita it is actually a very flavorful cake rather than just a bread, it has a very interesting legacy, in that a lucky coin is baked right into it, and everyone knows this, anxiously waiting for that moment of who will find the coin in their piece, known to promise good fortune for the rest of the year.

This year, the traditional “Cutting of the Vasilopita” will be as unusual as the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, where normally, family and friends get together to celebrate their gratitude. In the age of Covid-19 and social distancing, many are understandably afraid, cautious, and bewildered. But one must think back into the history that has endured the survival of this 1,600-year tradition, where people still celebrated despite famine, disease, conflicts, and other difficult struggles, mainly because the human spirit is thankfully strong and unyielding.

One would think it would be the younger set that would be filled with eagerness, but it is a recognized fact that everyone around the table, regardless of age, shares the same heightened level of anticipation.

According to legend, in the ancient city of Caesarea in 300ad, lived a bishop named Basil, who later became a saint. When his city was under siege by a ruthless tyrant, Basil asked the people to help pay a ransom in order to save their city. The tyrant, humiliated by the total solidarity of the city’s townspeople, finally reversed his position without taking the ransom.

Saint Basil was now faced with the responsibility of how to return the valuables to the people. Facing a conclusion that was seemingly impossible for anyone to know what belonged to whom, he tasked the village bakers to make loaves of bread in which were placed their valuables, but the underlying miracle was that everyone received exactly what they had donated.

The Vasilopita tradition, which continues to this day, is celebrated by Eastern Orthodox people around the world, in the United States, Greece, Eastern Europe, Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia, where the family cuts the Vasilopita at midnight on the New Year’s Eve to bless their house and to bring good luck.

The ritual begins with the head of the household, who cuts the Vasilopita, by first making the sign of cross with a knife and then by cutting a piece for the Lord and the Deity, commencing down from their to the eldest to the youngest, and the one who finds the coin inside their piece of cake is considered lucky for the rest of the year.

The Golden Saint Basil Vasilopita coin was designed and minted by Father George L. Papadeas, the first American-Born Greek Orthodox priest in America, for the express purpose of continuing this important tradition for the formative years of youth whom will carry it onto their future families.

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