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Sunday mornings at Columbia Chapel
Brietta Savoie (nee Giger), Alum
School of Library Service 1957


An Episcopalian friend of mine, whom I had already known as an undergraduate at Ohio State and who was getting her masters in English Lit at Columbia, sang in the choir of the Columbia Chapel. We both lived at Johnson Hall (at that time the Graduate Women's dormitory). She invited me to the services at the Chapel and I enjoyed hearing plain chant for the first time, as well as the contemplative atmosphere of the service.

My friend Pat also invited me to the weekly spaghetti suppers offered every Sunday night in the basement of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, which I enjoyed also. I had been raised as a Presbyterian, but at this time did not have an affiliation. Today I am happily a Unitarian, for me a true spiritual home in accord with my deepest beliefs. Brietta Giger Savoie

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