Monday, June 30, 2014

KNOX 500: day 6 part B, misc images

We had some fun family time during our stay in Edinburgh with our tour group

KNOX 500: day 6, Sabbath Edinburgh

Our day began with another extravagant full-Scottish breakfast (haggis and black pudding if you're game) then off to Magdalen Chapel, full of Knox history, but a congregation of three, counting the minister. 
At our hotel in Edinburgh, the Radisson Blu (great pool etc)
The Knox House museum
Castle and Grassmarket where Covenanters died for the Crown rights of the Redeemer
Magdalen Chapel
Rev Sonclair Horne
With John Paton's claymore (Duncan's War)

Saturday, June 28, 2014

KNOX 500: day 8, Leuchars, Dundee, Perth

What a quality hotel in St Andrews! We awoke to brilliant sunshine and full Scottish breakfast in a finely appointed dining room looking out on the North Sea (and the beach Chariots of Fire opened with). 

Alexander Henderson's pulpit in 11th century Romanesque church in Leuchars.

On to St Peter's Dundee, where Knox preached and Robert Murray M'Cheyne. We met with intrepid pastor David Robertson. 

From there we drove to Perth, saw St John's Kirk where Knox preached May 1559 and revival and iconoclasm erupted in the city. Read from The Thunder.

KNOX 500: day 5, Royal Mile, Knox house, lunch at Covenanter prison...

What a glorious day walking the same cobbled stones as Knox!
Grassmarket where Covenanters were hanged for their loyalty to the Crown rights of the Redeemer in his Kirk
St Giles High Kirk where Knox preached Christ alone
Economic/Political Science graduate Cody Graves sharing with us about Wealth of Nations and Adam Smith

We dined at the Tolbooth Prison where Covenanters were tortured and led out to the Grassmarket to be hanged for loyalty to King Jesus; the Netherbow where Richard Cameron's head and hands were spitted on display for more than two decades as a warning to those who would not submit to the civil monarch as head and king over the church of Jesus Christ.
My beloved and Giles and Gillian with Mons Meg (used against Norham Castle and others)
With Mary Campbell one of our Kiwi travelers and a dear friend (and Giles in full regalia)

Friday, June 27, 2014

KNOX 500: day 4, the castle where Knox fell in love

We left our really fine hotel (Ramside Hall) in Durham and made our way to Lindisfarne, then north to Berwick-on-Tweed and Norham Castle, a ruin but complete enough to transport us back to 1550, and lots too scramble on and explore. and where Knox preached and met his future wife. Then St Mary's Collegial Church across the river from where he was born in Haddington and where Knox was ordained, preached, and where Wishart preached his last sermon before his arrest and burning. And now Edinburgh and our amazing hotel on the Royal Mile.
Readers of HAND of VENGEANCE know the significance of this picture...
Thelma from Cambridge sketches the seascape at Lindisfarne
Giles attempting to look soldier-like at Berwick
Zoe and Gillian being fearless at Norham Castle where Knox met Marjory
"Give me Scotland or I die!" Knox prayed
St Mary's Haddington where Knox was ordained
Now I'm going to get some nice sleep in this awesome hotel--good night!