Posted by: pjakubo86 | April 8, 2007

Happy Easter!

So, for various reasons, I decided to go to church today to celebrate Easter, and I thought, “Hey, as long as you’re going to go to church, you might as well go balls to the wall!”  So, Mat and I planned last night to head to St. Mary’s Cathedral, which is right next to Hyde Park downtown.  The mass was very interesting.  There was a lot of singing (about 15 minutes straight after the opening procession) but the music was very beautiful.  Lots of chanting and opera-style singing as well backed up by an orchestra!  They say a few things differently than we do in America as well. Consequently, I got tripped up in the profession of faith a few times.  Oh well.  The archbishop gave a homily that began with talking about how America is the most religious nation on Earth and how it was so commendable which is funny because I was just thinking about how deplorable it is that religion colors so much of our country’s national conversations.  I dare you to find one major election in 2008 that isn’t somehow concerned with the topic of gay marraige.  Oy.  Anyway, back to Australia.  Here are some pictures of the beautiful cathedral.  I took a couple movies as well, so I might upload them later.

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  1. Going to other people’s church is always better.


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