Last Sunday I was invited to a celebration of Rev and Mrs Ghosh ' 41st wedding anniversary. They are age old family friends and our spiritual teachers so I was glad to attend. Rev Ghosh is Pastor of Holy Trinity Church, which is an Anglican Church, more than 150 years old, built by the British.Its architecture, furnishings, liturgical service and Anglican music all speak of its ancient past. The services are conducted in English. I took some photos for you to enjoy and get the feel of the High Church of England in India.
Beautiful brass Bible reading stand.
Rev Ghosh preaching on his anniversary. He is a very learned man and is a professor at a Seminary .
My sister-in-law who is also a professor in the Allahabad University leading the litany of prayers.. Her husband who is an eye surgeon (cousin) plays the organ and other instruments in this church.At one time this church had a pipe organ but it fell into disrepair and no one could fix it, so they removed it.
The happy couple
Tea and snacks served on the porch.
Some Japanese visitors. One of then brought Momo (stuffed steamed dumplings) to be served with tea.
The Ghosh family. Rev and Mrs Ghosh , daughter Ruth, Esther ( works as a project Manager in a Christian organisation), son Issac who is a professor of English in Agra.
Esther made these cakes for her parents.
Japanese friends with Ruth in the front. They gave me a lift back in their jeep. The girl on the extreme left is married to an Indian man and speaks very good English and Hindi. She is the one who brought momos for the tea. The girl on the extreme right is from Nepal. They are all involved in training farmers in a non-formal farmer 's training school. We have many friends there.
I am a single , evangelical, born-again Christian woman, I was my mother 's care giver till she died on Jan 29,2012.I am serving the Lord in my church and community.The purpose of my blog is to share the trials and triumphs of life in India and encourage friends to pray for us.You can call it a cross cultural blog
8 Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly.
9Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
10Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
11Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.
12Yes, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.
13Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.