St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Watervliet

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the liturgy at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church in Watervliet with my Daddy. The church was absolutely lovely and the service was a nice change of pace from my usual St. John’s Sunday mass — lots of standing, chanting, incense, and “backwards” crossing (the Ukrainians cross themselves right-to-left). But that’s what I love so much about being a Roman Catholic: when I’m feeling Charismatic, I can go to a singing/dancing/clapping prayer group, when I’m feeling more Eastern, I can go to an incense-filled/Latin/Russian/old-school liturgy, and when I’m in a bit of a pinch or just feeling like doing something familiar, I have many masses and a plethora of parishes to choose from! Someone really awesome must have planned this all out…

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My name is Catherine Elizabeth Ziac (Cat, for short) and I am a senior at Union College in Schenectady, NY. When I'm not studying for my major in economics or my minor in Russian, you can find me skimming through catalogs, playing the flute, fishing, online window shopping, chatting with my sisters (my twin, Julia, studying physics at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, CA, or my little sister Maddy, currently a senior in high school), or out and about in good old Schenectady with my wonderful Union friends! I love pink nails, long showers, office supplies, and going to the public library. I spend too much time looking at blogs and skimming the WSJ online, but I still believe in the merits of a hand-written letter. I am always in the mood for yogurt and granola and am never without a piece of gum. I usually answer "blue" when asked my favorite color, but I know in my heart that it's always been and always will be garnet!

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