St. Herman’s Seminary Offers a Weekly Class of Church Slavonic for Community Members - 11/05/14

The main audience of the class is Kodiak Elders – they grew up listening to church hymns in Church Slavonic, most of them grew up in Russian-speaking households and some of them even went to Kodiak’s Russian School. The goal of the class it to learn (or relearn) the Cyrillic alphabet and be able to read and write in it. Class starts with Russian tea ceremony during which students share their memories related to Russian language and culture. Class ends with the singing of church hymns and prayers in Church Slavonic.