Notre Dame cathedral burns down

Discussion in 'Anglican and Christian News' started by BibleHoarder, Apr 15, 2019 at 6:29 PM.

  1. BibleHoarder

    BibleHoarder Active Member

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    Did anyone else see this in the news today? Very sad. I'm not sure if it's the same one that houses the Chartres labyrinth, but I'm more interested now in ordering this one chaplet with the chartres symbol whether or not that is the case.
     
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    Oh no! How awful! I haven't heard or read anything about it. I'll have to look it up now that you've mentioned it.
     
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    Notre Dame Cathedral is gone. Rebuild they will, but 800+ year old cathedral is scorched. The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem also caugjt fire at the same time. Both are Medieval treasures.
     
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    JoeLaughon Active Member Anglican

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    Absolutely horrid. I think on the words of the Provost of Coventry Cathedral when the church burned down in 1940 due to the Blitz:

    "That night the city burned and the mother church of the city burned with her. Can't help feeling there's a sort of emblem of the eternal truth that when men suffer, God suffers with them. And yet the tower and the spire still stand, soaring to the sky, and I feel that's an emblem of the eternal majesty and love of God. It was the spirit of our forefathers that built that grand building. I believe that the spirit is with us still and will help us to rebuild it when we've served and suffered a while little longer -- build it again to the glory of Jesus Christ."
     
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    in a world of
    disposable things,
    historic, sacred spaces
    are all we have​
     

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