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Cantina La Mexicana
247 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143

Cantina La Mexicana has been in business in Union Square for a decade and a half. The restaurant's vibrantly coloredMore walls, arched passageways, skylights and large windows accent the dark wooden bar and tables while cultural touches like a sparkly and colorful Virgin Mary add charm.

Cantina's owner, Roberto Rendon is proud to offer 100 percent authentic Mexican cuisine and will willingly work with customers to accommodate the needs of a party or small group.

Cantina La Mexicana is also a two-time recipient of Boston's Best Burrito, and Boston's Most Affordable Mexican Restaurant; hosts karaoke on Thursday nights and often features live music.

Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church
29 Central St, Somerville, MA 02143

The Greek Orthodox Church is a Christian denomination within the greater Orthodox Church, which is the world's secondMore largest organized Christian body after the Roman Catholic Church.

In Somerville, the Dormition of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church proudly notes its immigrant history. Founded in 1916 (originally on Bow St.), the church was formed by Greek immigrants who came to work in Somerville's meatpacking plants. They settled in the Brickbottom area of Somerville (which was a close-knit neighborhood before being razed for City and factory use) and they worshipped at Dormition—all while making their way in a new land.

Today, the Church draws members from throughout Greater Boston. A very active, very Greek and very warm community, they are led by Rev. Fr. Panteleimon Klostri.  The congregation pursues charitable work, offers numerous youth programs including Greek School and Church School and maintains an all-ages choir. In addition, a Golden Club brings together members over 50 to socialize and undertake charitable work, and a Health Committee organizes exercise classes and health talks. Their annual Greek Festival, held the second weekend of September, draws members and neighbors, as well as foodies looking to sample the homemade Greek treats like grilled kebabs, spanikopita (spinach pies) and sweet baklava.

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America states that, "Orthodoxy believes that God has revealed Himself to us, most especially in the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom we know as the Son of God. This Revelation of God, His love, and His purpose, is constantly made manifest and contemporary in the life of the Church by the power of the Holy Spirit."

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