"Let us give thanks to the Lord" - 11/25/10

Seminary family and staff joined the national giving of thanks to God for our blessings by joining the community at Holy Resurrection Cathedral in praying the akathist "Glory to God for all things." We then gathered for the traditional Thanksgiving feast, followed by a time of music, games, and Yup'ik dancing. "O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His mercy endureth forever" (Ps. 136:1).
Preparing for the feast
The dessert table is ready
The fruit of hard work
Community partakes of the feast
A rare picture of the seminary's young ladies
Fellowship around the table
A classroom is transformed for a community social event
A treat . . . Fr. Juvenaly shares his music
"Walking the plank"
Seminarians help the community's children play a game
Matushka leads the dancers
The dance begins
Teamwork's not just for the basketball court
The drums guide the dancers