Our places of worship have shrunk with the lockdown but we can still give thanks to Our God from here in our homes.
Our forebears did during the days of repression in the Catholic and Protestant wars.
And the oppression of the Jews and discrimination against Muslims.
I saw evidence for it myself in Ann Boleyn’s Hever Castle in Kent in the south of England, through a hidden door behind a closet.
Where they boasted what was one of the smallest chapels and where, on occasion, they celebrated Mass clandestinely
Point towards Mecca
While Christians rely on their set Sunday services Muslims who cannot get to mosques can build their own places of worship.
With stones and a keen sense of direction for Mecca.
Which I found in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan www.visitjordan.com.
Small churches too can be found just around the corner when you go walkabout in a city.
As in Prague https://www.czechtourism.com/home/ and Hope springs eternal from where Jan Hus and the first Protestants http://Give us this Day – The First Protestants (of Prague) hailed.
And the holy man stands with his back to you.
Athena herself is said to have built the hill herself so she could inspect the erection of the Parthenon herself.
Ice love you
Small churches can be found anywhere really.
That they can put up a cross and one of the funkier churches was an ice one.
In Soll in Austria Soll Mates and https://www.wilderkaiser.info/en/destination-austria/region-wilder-kaiser-skiing-tyrol.html with Top Flight www.topflight.ie.
While in Italy it helps if you’ve got your own chapel with your hotel.
While in The Vatican http://m.museivaticani.va/content/museivaticani-mobile/en/visita-i-musei.html itself you can always find a small chapel.
In one of the alcoves of St Paul’s Basilica.
Where my own Scary One disturbed my peace at the end of my Via Francigena by phoning me up to give out about my phone bills!
Me, I’m off down to my own carefully created Wee Chapel in my back garden.
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