Monday, August 1, 2011

Sense and Seminarians (preview)

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man studying at an Orthodox seminary, must be in want of a wife.

However little known the feelings or views a young lady may be on her first visiting a seminary, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the seminarians, that she is considered as the rightful property of one of them.

“My dear friend Ivan,” said his classmate to him one day, “have you heard that there’s going to be a youth conference here?”

Ivan replied that he had not, and was quite ruffled at being called “dear.”

“But there is,” returned the classmate, whose name was Andrew; “for I heard all about it on the diocesan website.

Ivan made no answer.

“Aren’t you the least bit curious?”

“You brought up the subject, and I have no objection to hearing of it.”

This was invitation enough.

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