Sunday, January 31, 2010

To Windsor...

...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.

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