Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 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

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Comparing notes

According to various news estimates....

The Pope's visit - 45,000 people at Mass at Nationals Stadium in DC
60,000 at Mass at Yankee Stadium in NY. 30,000 youths at rally in Yonkers.
Hundred's of thousands line the streets in NYC and Washington to get a glimpse of him.

The Dali Lama in Ann Arbor - 4 sessions of 7,000 each (many of whom attended all 4 sessions). Perhaps if he did Michigan Stadium or Comerica Park? Probably not....

Just struck me as interesting.....