August 13, 2017

Front Royal Presbyterian Church


It's Sunday so it's a good time to share pictures of a church. The architecture is interesting and I can post a link on the InSpired Sunday meme.

I pass this church on the way to Eastham Park. I don't think of myself as Presbyterian although one of my grandmothers was a grandchild of a prominent Presbyterian minister named Robert David Harper. He authored a book called The Church Memorial. During the Civil War he was in charge of a hospital at Camp Dennison, Ohio.

Allow me to jump forward to the present time, in which we have not been able to put the Civil War behind us in spite of 150 years having passed. A tragic event in Charlottesville yesterday painfully reminded us of this. The National Clergy Council released statements including one from Presbyterian minister Patrick J. Mahoney of D.C., who said,  "As a God-fearing country we cannot allow hatred, bigotry, or prejudice to stand. People of faith, leaders of faith communities, and all good people of conscience must speak out and take action now."



10 comments:

  1. The events in Charlottesville are very upsetting as is our President's tepid response.

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  2. ...I always I enjoy a church with a steeple.

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  3. Hello, the church is pretty. I love the steeple and the pretty window. I agree, all good people must speak out against the hatred and bigotry. My prayers go out to Heather who lost her life due to this hatred action. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  4. Adoro igrejas e sua arquitetura, me fascina.
    impossível não lembrar o passado mesmo distante , de ódio e repressão!

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  5. I heard lots of sentiment yesterday for the current tragedy. Terrible to have this happen in a modern world.

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  6. These are fine Church pictures. Very well done.

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  7. It's quite distinctive. There are quite a number of Presbyterians in my family.

    The events of this weekend are sickening. And that man in the Oval Office just keeps making it worse.

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  8. That first photo looks like churches in my area. Simple and small.

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  9. Beautiful church. I am so saddened by the events in Charlottesville.

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