Weekend Snapshot: Church of the Transfiguration
Last Sunday my daughter and her choir sang at the Church of the Transfiguration in New York City. this beautiful Episcoplean church, which is about a century and a half old, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It was a well-known stop on the Underground Railroad, and many an African American sought shelter there during the draft riots during the Civil War.
This high church congregation (smells and bells and loads of formality) managed to set the fire alarm off as a result of its abundant use of incense, but nobody was fazed. These things happen. The window above is in the church's sanctuary. There are more images of this church here, Here's a bootleg video of the kids singing.