Monday, June 30, 2014
Our day began with another extravagant full-Scottish breakfast (haggis and black pudding if you're game) then off to Magdalen Chapel, full of Knox history, but a congregation of three, counting the minister.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
What a quality hotel in St Andrews! We awoke to brilliant sunshine and full Scottish breakfast in a finely appointed dining room looking out on the North Sea (and the beach Chariots of Fire opened with).
Alexander Henderson's pulpit in 11th century Romanesque church in Leuchars.
On to St Peter's Dundee, where Knox preached and Robert Murray M'Cheyne. We met with intrepid pastor David Robertson.
What a glorious day walking the same cobbled stones as Knox!
|Grassmarket where Covenanters were hanged for their loyalty to the Crown rights of the Redeemer in his Kirk|
|St Giles High Kirk where Knox preached Christ alone|
Economic/Political Science graduate Cody Graves sharing with us about Wealth of Nations and Adam Smith
We dined at the Tolbooth Prison where Covenanters were tortured and led out to the Grassmarket to be hanged for loyalty to King Jesus; the Netherbow where Richard Cameron's head and hands were spitted on display for more than two decades as a warning to those who would not submit to the civil monarch as head and king over the church of Jesus Christ.
|My beloved and Giles and Gillian with Mons Meg (used against Norham Castle and others)|
|With Mary Campbell one of our Kiwi travelers and a dear friend (and Giles in full regalia)|
Friday, June 27, 2014
We left our really fine hotel (Ramside Hall) in Durham and made our way to Lindisfarne, then north to Berwick-on-Tweed and Norham Castle, a ruin but complete enough to transport us back to 1550, and lots too scramble on and explore. and where Knox preached and met his future wife. Then St Mary's Collegial Church across the river from where he was born in Haddington and where Knox was ordained, preached, and where Wishart preached his last sermon before his arrest and burning. And now Edinburgh and our amazing hotel on the Royal Mile.
|Readers of HAND of VENGEANCE know the significance of this picture...|
|Thelma from Cambridge sketches the seascape at Lindisfarne|
|Giles attempting to look soldier-like at Berwick|
|Zoe and Gillian being fearless at Norham Castle where Knox met Marjory|
|"Give me Scotland or I die!" Knox prayed|
|St Mary's Haddington where Knox was ordained|
|Now I'm going to get some nice sleep in this awesome hotel--good night!|