I took many photos of churches and have friends who are interested so here are some of them. Not all are gorgeous quality. I do not have a fancy Nikon with interchangeable lenses - only a little pocket Sony point and shoot. I've posted links previously as well as some other photos here and here and here.
This is the organ in the Basilica at Mondsee. It was used for our concert.
There are four corner organs in the Salzburger Dom. We were sandwiched between two of them in the transcept to the left of the altar.
This is the dome on the Salzburger Dom.
This is a limited view of St. Peters in Vienna.
This is the ornate altar. Some of us grew tired of all the clutter, gold, and fussiness of the baroque churches we saw.
This is the organ loft we were crammed into for mass.
This is St Stephen's in Vienna.
St Stephens's organ.
St Stephen's tile roof.
St Stephen's steeple is being repaired.
Dohany Synagogue in Budapest. I didn't go into this choosing to visit St Stephens instead.
St Stephen's Basilica in Budapest.
The basilica dome.
The basilica organ.
Esztergom Basilica near Budapest.
St Mathias above Budapest. I didn't go inside.
I went for a walk by myself.
And found this church.
It is Lutheran.*
And had a most satisfactory inside.
*If you are tempted to smile, don't. He was an unknown pedestrian.
The Vatican wanted to exhume Cardinal John Henry Newman's body and rebury it alone in Birmingham, England. The good cardinal specified that he be buried with Ambrose St John. The Vatican will not be denied except by God. As reported by Ruth Gledhill, when they excavated the gravesite, they found nothing. Snicker. Yea, God!
Virginia Theological Seminary is awarding honorary doctorates to 5 people including our bishop Sean Rowe. It's nice that Bishop Sean will be honored with the Doctor in Divinity, honoris causa, degree but I'm curious to know why he was chosen. The article in ELO doesn't say. Do VTS grads automatically get doctorates when they become bishops?
I can drive over the branches but I need to get this out of the driveway. It fell while I was gone. Looks like lightning may have struck the top of the tree. It will not be easy to get rid of. Too heavy to pull down. Just another project on the todo list.
For Margaret and Joel who are true disciples ministering to the people on the poorest Native American reservation in the US. And especially for Margaret who has more funerals in a month than most priests have in several years. And thanks for allowing the children to call her Grandma. She is the best possible person/priest in her position. For Peg and Jim. For all those who believe that guns can solve our problems. For our dysfunctional Congress. For Christ Church Meadville. For R and D especially for R. For me. For Ward. For Bro John. For Jim, especially. For those in the church who are distressed. For A as she deals with dysfunction. For Ginny. For Amelia. For Julie Anne. For Danny. For Amy. For J's mom. For Art and Mary. For rain in California. For Jeri. For Caleb and those who research RA. For J and D. For Tim and Ruth. For Ted. For VC and N. For Lee. For S and P.
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