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An Episcopal Sunday Morning

I wrote this poem last year after hearing Brian McLaren speak.  The forum was at an Episcopal Church in San Francisco, so we hung around for the service and out came this:

An Episcopal Sunday Morning

In a large cathedral:
Ceiling vaulted, expanded, create majesty;
stained images of the prophets stare down
And the Saint opens up his arms to invite me
to the altar where the procession parades towards.
They march triumphantly, scepters and crosses in hand,
books open, voices milling the massive chamber:
“Let us come adoring, and with sacred awe appearing.”
I close my eyes. I feel the organ and the voices
swirl together and fill the room like a Spirit;
There very words become less distinct and fade to
a mysterious and heavenly haze that
enriches my soul.

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