214 Jordanville Monastery

Mini-Lecture Part 3 / Jordanville Monastery


When the Russian Revolution forced the Russian Orthodox monks to flee, they went to England. From there they traveled to America in search of a geography that felt like Russia. Many of them came to upstate New York. A few miles from here you can find some of the most beautiful Byzantine artworks. I find it fascinating that they are connected to the fall of Rome, and the Emperor Constantine’s move to Byzantium, which he renamed Constantinople.

Drive up to the main buildings, and you will see perfect examples of the glory of Byzantine icons.

If you are a woman, do not wear pants; and you might even consider a scarf to act as a head covering. We are talking about the middle ages here. Mr. S.


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