Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 51 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Greening of the Church

After the services on Advent IV (December 18th this year) we had our Greening of the Church. After a quick soup luncheon in the Undercroft, we go back upstairs to decorate the Church for Christmas. It is hard work for about an hour or two, but the results are always stunningly beautiful! Green and Red are definately this old building's colors. Thank you to all parishioners who pitched in t0 help.

The picture on the left is the High Altar in our newer Church (built 1861, High Altar installed 1892/1894) , and on the right our original 1859 Chapel which was built to seat 125, and was already too small the day it was opened for worship!