It’s only day two of this journey and we have already experienced so much. The morning started with a painful walk through a field of overgrown peas while on our way to Saint John the Baptist’s Church which Hayden talked about yesterday. There, we had our morning prayer and talked about journaling. After walking back to the hostel, we hopped on the bus and headed to Canterbury Cathedral (there were no peas on the bus). When we got to the church, we participated in a Eucharist in the crypt of the cathedral. We then headed to yet another church called St. Martins, the oldest church in England that still has services. A nice lady called Rosemary told us all about the church’s history. It’s crazy to think that those walls have been soaking up 1,400 years of prayers. We took some time and shopped around Canterbury after that. Don’t worry, we only we only took one wrong turn and used the buddy system.
After shopping, we took half an hour and contemplated three questions, in a private room in the cathedral, Father Bob asked us: “Who are you? Where are you going? How are you going to get there?” Next, on our agenda was Evensong. Their men’s choir chanted part of the service and sang the Psalms. We were all hungry after the service and split up for dinner. Half of us ate Fish and Chips and the other half had sushi which was brought to us on a conveyer belt. Our last activity in Canterbury was a candlelight tour of the Cathedral. It was peaceful and beautiful. We were the only tourists in the cathedral. We laid on the floor and took in all of the details and work put into the architectural design. After a long yet contemplative day, we headed back to our hostel where we are now sitting typing this beautiful work of art. It was lit fam. Thank you all for your continual support. Lots of love to all of our family an friends. We miss you and wish you were here with us.
Megan (B.) and Zoe
We are young people on a spiritual journey that began five years ago. We are members of Old Donation Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach. These ten days in England, France, and Belgium are a culmination of our study of the Christian faith. We are on a pilgrimage of exploration and discernment as we approach the sacrament of Confirmation in the Fall.