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the Holy Trinity Monastery at Jordanville

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.

Jordanville's mother monastery in Ladomirova, Slovakia

the beautifully ornate Russian Orthodox icon screen

icons and relics

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