Church Grounds as Sanctuary … by Alice B. Clagett ..

Revised; originally published on 3 December 2014 

Dear Ones,

This video is about Trinity Episcopal Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and about the founder of the church, Thomas Claggett, who was the first bishop ordained in the United States.

Also: how church grounds can provide sanctuary for the spirit. And a little about my family. There’s a Summary after the video …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

As I recall, Thomas Claggett (1), who founded Trinity Episcopal Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, was a distant relative of ours.

Image: Placard about Bishop Thomas Claggett, at Trinity Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2014

My mom served on the Altar Guild at this Trinity Church. I always admired her skill at flower arranging. She taught me how, too.

Some of my relatives on my mom’s side of the family are buried here …


Image: Graveyard at Trinity Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2014

I find there is something special about church grounds … In medieval times, churches offered ‘sanctuary’ from pursuit by enemy forces.

Image: Sunlight on window of Trinity Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2014

But ‘sanctuary’ comes in many forms. Church grounds also offer protection for the spirit, sustenance for the Soul, though no words be spoken.


Image: Trinity Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2014

… [sound of church bell tolling] … The ‘3 pm’ bell toll …

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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Image: Window of Trinity Episcopal Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, photo by Alice B. Clagett, 2014

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FOOTNOTE

(1) “Thomas John Claggett,” in Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_John_Claggett ..

 

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