Thursday, October 25, 2012

Многая Лета, Отче!

Today we had the final spevka (choir practice) with Fr. Roman (Krassovsky). Fr. Roman was the choir director of the Monastery Choir since 1981. We did a couple pieces then feasted on pizza and ice cream. We toasted Fr. Roman’s health and sang Mnogaya Leta for him.

Fr. Roman, as you may know, is going to be the next (temporary for now) head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem. “I’m going to have my own car and a driver,” he said, “I can’t drive those streets by myself!” Those who had been to the Holy Land nodded sagely.

After dinner, Nicky Kotar randomly came up to us in the computer room, with a pillow in hand. “I got pillows in the mail, PILLOWS! Put that in your blog, John.” And so I have.

We will definitely miss our choir conductor.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Coming Soon…

I apologize for the long delay between posts. As a third-year student I now have nearly twenty hours of class each week. Combined with my other duties (plus the time I need for general lethargy) it leaves little time for writing. However, there is much to talk about!

  • Labor Day
  • The new school year (natch)
  • A pilgrimage to Holy Cross Monastery in West Virginia
  • Random Japanese guy at Jordanville
And much more! Well, perhaps you won’t get posts on everything, but I’ll try to think of something by the end of the week. Until then!