Fourth Grade enjoyed their first field trip of the year to St. Seraphim of Sarov Orthodox Cathedral in Santa Rosa. Father Lawrence explained the rituals and history of the Cathedral and shared some of the stories behind the many elaborate fresco paintings all over the walls and ceilings. Students took notes, asked questions, and even watched Father Lawrence expertly play a song on all the different bells. Such field trips help deepen students’ understanding of religious practices and make connections between cultures, symbols, and traditions (oh, and the beeswax candle souvenirs were a hit too!).