Sunday, January 31, 2010
...for Evensong in St George's Chapel. The Royal Stuart Society gathers there each January to mark the anniversary of the death of King Charles I and to lay a wreath on his grave. The Castle looked dramatic against the darkening evening sky as we hurried up to the Chapel. As the wreath was laid, a prayer was said commemorating King Charles and his forgiveness of his enemies as he stood upon the scaffold. Enchanting singing from traditionally-robed christers as we sat in the choir-stalls of the Garter Knights. That glorious intricately-carved ceiling with perfect symetry and accuracy in every detail. Poignant thoughts about England's Royal heritage.
Posted by Joanna Bogle at 10:13 pm