A Northern Line Adventure (Abridged)

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Day’s Verse:
Through God we shall do valiantly, and it is He whho will tread down our adversaries.
Psalm 60:12
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Today we went to a solemn Pentecostal mass at the unfinished Westminster Cathedral, which happened to be all decked out with gorgeous flowers because this was also the last day of a flower festival (their first in 10 years). Three of my group members and our advisor, Delorey, were there. The mass was long, and much of it ended up being sung in Latin. I could not sing along with those parts because I kept stumbling over the Latin words (you try singing egredientem de templo, a latere dextro, alleluia: et omnes ad quos pervenit aqua ista, salvi facti sunt et dicent, alleluia), but because I’ve been to my share of masses before, I kept up alright. The choir sounded quite beautiful. The Cardinal Archbishop of England and Wales (according to my program) led the service and had a very nice chanting voice. We got sprinkled with holy water, breathed lots of incense, and I went up for a blessing during the communion time, so I figure I’m all set for a while. After the service we looked in the chapels and admired the other flower arrangements, which looked a little wilted after three days of being up, but still had significant beauty to them. Continue Reading >>