Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Eve at the Cathedral Church of St. James

I'm afraid that, as a die-hard atheist, my goings to churches tend to take on a rather experiential, instead of religious, air.  

That being said, being yesterday night at the St. James Cathedral of Toronto for the Christmas choral Eucharist with the aim of listening to Mozart, Bach and Mendelssohn (OK, OK, credit where credit's due, it was my husband's idea, he's the cultured one) also meant seeing the überdiverse crowd of Toronto (in stark contrast to last year's Reykjavík-Viking crowd) wishing peace to each other, communing en masse, and kneeling to pray intently.  That, frankly, was very moving.  

So, from a non-believer to the believers, thanks for the special experience on a special night, and may you have a very merry Christmas.

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