The nuns from Holy Myrrhbearers Monastery of Otego, NY have visited our Church regularly over the years, particularly when no priest was in residence. Even though we are not OCA, since they are New Calendar and we are not, our pastor will visit them on many of the new calendar holydays to celebrate the Liturgy. The nuns have a wonderful outreach into the nearby communities providing visits to schools with their domesticated farm animals. They also have assisted the New York State Farmer's Museum in nearby Cooperstown, NY with their farm animal exhibits and demonstrations. They particularly enjoy coming down to the Binghamton area annually for a presentation at the regional Children's Museum with the animals for the young children. While this may seem 'non-traditional' to some of you, it seems perfectly normal to those of us who know the sisters well and respect their mission and vocation.