As the seasons change, the days grow shorter. The setting sun paints the sky a deep purple, as the last rays reflect warmly off the cross atop the St. Andrew church. In the growing darkness, warm candlelight glows from the windows of the Seminary, as each day closes with Evening Prayers. The voices of the seminarians can be heard from the Seminary Chapel, echoing throughout the grounds, as they praise the Lord, and ask for His continued mercy and protection. The deer pause momentarily, glancing in through the seminary windows, before disappearing back into the mist.
Nature has a way of inspiring awe and appreciation for the world around us, and it is clear that the Spiritual Center of the UOC of the USA holds a special and tranquil beauty that allows visitors to connect with the divine and appreciate the wonders of creation.
“And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning.” Genesis 1:13