Glorious Music

Still at Trafalgar Square, we visited St. Martin-in-the-Fields, an Anglican Church.

In the days of Henry VIII (1500’s) the church was in a rural area, as the name denotes, but now it is part of the noisy, bustling city of London. Well, technically it is in the City of Westminster, within the larger city of London. Such details may matter to some of my blog readers!

In the Crypt we had afternoon tea and later, dinner.

The interior of the church.

A closer view of the front window. The design is to suggest Jacob’s ladder, from the Old Testament story.

Two spotlights give the central oval its glow.

We stayed for an evening presentation of Handel’s Messiah by candlelight – 179 candles by my count. Most of them were electric; a few were actual burning candles.

The oratorio was glorious. I had forgotten how much more powerful the experience is in live performance than by recording.

I thank God for the ministry of Christian music through the centuries.


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