Old Donation Episcopal Church
God is glorified.
Today is our last full day in England. Being Sunday, we wished to make the most of our opportunity so we walked the one mile to Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford. The Choral Eucharist was “heavenly” and a perfect way to offer our THANKSGIVING (Eucharist) to God for a perfect pilgrimage.
Our group was able to sit together next to the choir, with a great view of the preacher in the pulpit. It was a special day for commissioning a new organist, building manager and “Clerk” (one of the adult singers in the choir). The sermon was insightful and well presented. The choir was even better. The worship experience was another of our moments when Christ seemed very present, lifting us up into the throne room of God. Coffee hour helps tell the story. They served champagne in the north transept.
We found markers telling of the ordinations of John and Charles Wesley as well as a burial marker for a former “Randall” inside the nave. Some of us were trying to make our way to the Christ Church dining hall which was the model for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts dining hall. It was a ‘heady’ ending.
Following Christ Church we made our way through the various shops and eateries of downtown Oxford. Now many are resting up for our closing supper. In the morning we begin the trek home.
We offered thanksgiving for you all and for the hurricane not visiting Virginia Beach and ODEC. We will see you soon.