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Page 12 text:
hen December rolls around with its bitter frosts, the minds and hearts of all at Orchard Lake turn chiefly
to the ioyful season of Christmas. Usually a white blanket of snow provides the setting for the activities
that are soon to take place. The first event of the Noel season is the annual Christmas Musicale. After the last notes
have passed away, the Faculty and students break the traditional "opl'atek" and wish each other the best for the com-
ing year. On the eve of the day of departure for home, many of the students sing the traditional Kolendy as they
d d t in each of which is found the Nativity
march across the campus visiting the residence halls of Faculty an stu en s,
Scene or Ztdbek.
For those members of the Faculty and students who re-
main onthe campus during the ioyful season, the traditional
Polish "Wigilia" is observed on Christmas Eve. At midnight all
go to the campus chapel to attend the "Pasterka" otherwise
known as Midnight Mass.
After the Christmas and Epiphany seasons are over,
preparations are made for the Pre-Lenten Party. On the Tues-
Christmas ,ree b e campus
opens fhe Chr' y lhe Recfor
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The Rector and Vice-
Rector are the first to
break the traditional
Opfatek at the annual
Page 11 text:
in the English and Pgxhnlillijgfllllclzency and Perfection
medals are awe, d d I Qes, 9old and silver
Omforical C V 6 to the winners of th
ontest. e Annual
Several times each year dramatic
significant holidays are arranged
by members of the Polish Literary
The "gcierka", a graphic
expression of the students'
views of the Faculty and
colleagues is anxiously
awaited by the seminar-
n intereS' in fo'
handiifcfltjiziiero: Polish Wood
To cuifivfne C un0CC0'
Page 13 text:
IN THE WINTER
day before Ash-Wednesday the annual "Pqczki
Party" is held. During the party all have a gay time
singing Polish folk songs and eating many "pqczki"
or ielly doughnuts.
On Ash Wednesday the merry-making ceases
and Lent is spent in fasting and attending Lenten
services fGorzkie Zalej and Stations of the Cross in
preparation for the glorious triumph o'f Christ over
death. The sombreness ofthe death of wintei' and its
dormant life burst forth in full glory in the new vitality
On the Feast ofthe Epiphany stu-
dents observe the Polish custom of
marking the entrance doors of
the residence halls with the tradi-
tional initials of the Magi.
dents of the vffompts the sfu,
halls to oufd nous residen
Daring ,he m o each other in prce
crib. os' C0l0rfuI Christ e.
On the eve ot their departure for the
- lle e students dreSSe
Christmas recess C0 9 h H to han
. from G
' tive costumeS 90 .
bringing traditional Polish and Engllsh
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