Jordanville, New York: Russian Orthodox Monastery - Shorts Forbidden

With golden onion domes and a graveyard with Russian-style crosses. Dress code enforced.

Holy Trinity Monastery

NY 167, Jordanville, NY
Holy Trinity Monastery. On NY 167 between Little Falls and Richfield Springs, north of Jordanville.
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Russian Orthodox Monastery - Shorts Forbidden

Rising out of the cornfields in central New York is a Russian Orthodox Church Abroad Monastery, complete with golden domes and a graveyard with Russian-style crosses. It is certainly unexpected in this area of the state!

The sign by the entrance states "1. Anyone wearing shorts should not enter these grounds. 2 Women wearing pants are requested not to enter the church. 3. To enter the church ask community members for assistance."

While we did not enter the church, the UPS driver (dressed in shorts) made his delivery to the building adjacent to the church, so apparently that is permitted.

[John Holmes, 06/07/2006]

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