@mike My favorite Easter ever, so far, was the 8 a.m. service at St. Paul's in London, some years ago. That's definitely NOT a "very small, local" church, but at 8 a.m. on Easter there were only about 100 people there. The priest, a young woman, invited us to sit in the choir stalls -- at St. Paul's! There's a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Otherwise we would have disappeared into the vastness of the cathedral. After the service, walking down the hill,
(...2/2...) apparently headed to the big, showy, choral, "main" Easter service, with snowflakes coming down from the sky, singing "Feed the Birds, Tuppence a Bag" from that St. Paul's scene in Mary Poppins. 😀
@mike This year I was at a smaller St. Paul's Cathedral -- in San Diego -- and we had the great joy of hearing Katherine Jefferts Schori, the former U.S. Presiding Bishop, give the sermon. She spoke about Maundy Thursday, on which she had washed the feet of many homeless people (some of whom got their injured feet treated by nurses who were present for that purpose). It was kind of big, a couple of hundred people in a church built for that sort of numbers, but still, it felt like community
@nonnatus What a perfect combo!!!
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