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Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Enter through these exciting gates to a world of ecclesiastic edification and education. St Michael and All Angels is a large and impressive church in Observatory designed by the illustrious Sir Herbert Baker. The foundation stone was laid in 1898 and the church consecrated in 1906. The services are "high Church" with incense, majesty and awe, and the music out of this world.
The word Ecclesiastic means "of the church" and the root Ecclesia first meant "general assembly" (of Athenian citizens) ultimately from the Greek work ekkaleo which means "summon". Isn't etymology fascinating?
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