Sunday, August 3, 2014

Festival Church

The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church is located very centrally at Nicolson Square...making it prime location for the Fringe Festival. Our sanctuary and hall have both been transformed into black box theatres and are hosting a variety of shows over the next month. This makes worship quite an exciting affair to try and arrange - especially on Communion Sunday, given that the space isn't the most flexible!

To commemorate the Festival, work within the space, and acknowledge limited attendance over the summer, we are having a series of "Festival Worship", with each Sunday seeing the theatre set up as a different major holiday/festival in the Judeo-Christian tradition. 

Today, we had a Seder, with readings and reenactments about the Jewish tradition and what we think the Last Supper might have been like. I was cast as a "child" and read one of the Four Questions the young members of a family  will read during a Seder dinner to introduce the elements on the table - including matzoh, horseradish, and haroset. 

After the service, I was gifted with some of the flowers from the altar, as I'll be leaving Edinburgh soon and they wanted me to have some before I moved!

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