Community Cleans Up on Bright Saturday

By Martha Carlisle

On Bright Saturday, the student-run St. Herman Society for Orthodox Ecology sponsored a Campus Beautification Day, intending to make the entire campus reflect the luster of the festal season. With substantial help from Matushka Robyn Hatrak, wife of the Reverend Dn. Gregory Hatrak of SVS Press, the St. Herman Society was able to expand the event to involve seminary families, especially children. While adults planted flower bulbs and picked up trash, children played sports on the front lawn and practiced ballet and crafts in the Bashir Auditorium.

Seminary spouses were impressive multi-taskers; many parents patrolled the grounds with a child in one hand and a trash bag in the other! The beautiful weather added to the joy of the day, and the attendance dwarfed that of previous Campus Beautification events. Inspired by the success of the event, the St. Herman Society looks forward to more events in the same, family-friendly pattern. Christ is Risen! (Photos by John Nieuwsma, Mat. Robyn Hatrak, and Olga Kirilchenko)

Read about the St. Herman's Society Fall 2014 Lecture