Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the liturgy at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Watervliet with my Daddy. The church was absolutely lovely and the service was a nice change of pace from my usual St. John’s Sunday mass — lots of standing, chanting, incense, and “backwards” crossing (the Ukrainians cross themselves right-to-left). But that’s what I love so much about being a Roman Catholic: when I’m feeling Charismatic, I can go to a singing/dancing/clapping prayer group, when I’m feeling more Eastern, I can go to an incense-filled/Latin/Russian/old-school liturgy, and when I’m in a bit of a pinch or just feeling like doing something familiar, I have many masses and a plethora of parishes to choose from! Someone really awesome must have planned this all out…
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!