The frosty weather is not an impediment to a student: The celebration of Tatiana’s Day at the flagship university
Since its foundation, Ulyanovsk State
University has invariably celebrated the Day of Russian students by the
traditions of the preeminent university of the country - because the classical
university of Ulyanovsk was founded as the first branch office in history of
Moscow State University. That means that the script contains a traditional
prayer service in honor of St. Tatiana and festive activities.
At the initiative of the flagship university,
supported by the diocese, a festive worship service in honor of the patroness
of Russian students was held in the Savior’s Ascension Cathedral with the
participation of the governor, metropolitan, rectors, students and university
staff. The USU choir, according to the tradition, performed hymns, Father
Anastasius handed bishops’ letters to deputy deans for morale building activity
It was crowded and funny on the campus, the Sviyaga River Embankment, despite the frost and the height of the examination session. Buffoons entertained students and residents of the residential area. Those who wished, they could take part in winter contests. The presenters reminded the spectators about the history of Tatiana’s Day. The culmination of the holiday was a treat of mead - non-alcoholic, but warming - from the Rector’s hands, as well as a draw of indulgences to pass an exam without taking it.
Tatyana’s Day continued in the Volga-Sport Arena, where the hockey match between the teams of students and teachers was held, as well as in numerous city venues.
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