Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the Holy Trinity Monastery with Union’s Russian and East European Culture Club. The Russian Orthodox Monastery and Seminary is located in Jordanville, New York, half way between Schenectady and Utica. The visit was absolutely fascinating and really felt like a mini excursion to rural Russia, with the Monastery’s gorgeous grounds and abundance of ornate icons covered in Church Slavonic, a close relative to the Russian language. We were fortunate enough to share our tour with students from Hellenic College and Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA who treated us to some Greek Orthodox chants during our visit. Overall, the experience was simply wonderful and ended up being the perfect escape from a typical Saturday in the secular world.
I am a senior in college who will be off in the wonderful world of finance come July. While my resume passions include scrupulously watching economic indicators and reading the Wall Street Journal, I could just as happily spend all day reading blogs and sharing my passion for food, fashion, and fun. I chew too much gum and probably write too many lists. I know I don't know everything just yet, but TheGarnetLetter is the beginning of my little thank you note to the wonderful world!