During the early October fall recess, students enjoyed "Oktoberfest," an evening of relaxation and good food. Campus Chef Nat served up delicious bratwurst and spare ribs (look for his upcoming SVS Press  cookbook release When You Feast) and faculty and seminarians alike enjoyed polka music and fellowship.
The next morning, the St. Herman's Society for Orthodox Ecology kicked off the semester recess with Campus Clean-Up Day. After an 8:30 a.m. molieben to the Holy Spirit "At the Beginning of Any Good Work," students set out across the seminary with trash bags, gloves, and rakes. Five workers labored to render the 12–acre campus to pristine condition—often a challenge when surrounded by a populated surburban neighborhood.
Read about the September 1, 2013 lecture  sponsored by the St. Herman's Society for Orthodox Ecology.