St. James Cathedral, Toronto

Large decorative front doors
Opening our hearts wide

In a good way, Anglican
With sharp edges probing us

Old, reaching out to the ageless
Making us feel our timelessness

Ornate beauty, inspiring us to find
What lingers just beyond our grasp
But causes us to rise
Above our small selves

Light through stain-glass windows
Streaming through us
Into our souls

Angelic voices, capturing our sweetness
Carrying us high above

Faces, all shades of the rainbow
God’s love, from all directions
On Third Advent Sunday
At St. James Cathedral in Toronto

11 thoughts on “St. James Cathedral, Toronto

  1. Thanks Aurora: No way! Were you at St. James or Toronto? Of course, if you were at St. James you were in Toronto.

    Gautami; Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

    Rob: Thanks. Good to see you around. I liked that stanza as well.

  2. I love these words of yours:

    “inspiring us to find
    What lingers just beyond our grasp
    But causes us to rise
    Above our small selves”

  3. Aurora: Thanks. We were just there on Sunday and enjoyed a beautiful service. What a magnificent church. So old, so brave, so holy…

  4. Hey, were you there this year?

    This is a strikingly beautiful poem. I especially appreciate the crescendo of the last verse.

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