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Ganghwa Anglican Church, South Korea

Jacob Paolo Legarda sends these photos from the Ganghwa Anglican Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, also known as Ganghwa Cathedral located at Incheon, South Korea. He writes:

“I'm in Korea representing the Anglican Church of Australia on a working group to organise a regional youth gathering in 2020. The church is on Ganghwa Island... very close to the South/North border. It's considered by many Korean Anglicans as Korea's holy island like Iona because it's where the missionaries landed and where (amazingly) many priests and nuns originally come from! So apparently it's a spiritual powerhouse for vocations.”

- All photos by Jacob Paolo Legarda / September, 2018

Ganghwa Anglican Church, Korea / Jacob Paolo Legarda, 2018

Ganghwa Anglican Church, Korea / Jacob Paolo Legarda, 2018

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- Thank you, Jacob!

A ruined church, a high altitude pub

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Our traveling correspondent Tegan Northwood has reached Ireland - here are a few of her photos from the mountains: An old church ruins, Old Glencullen Church / also known as St Patrick's Chapel (right next to Ireland's highest pub, Johnnie Fox's) and some of the rough Dublin hill country nearby.

"a little ruined church, in the hills near Stepaside, not that far from Wicklow mountains"

Photos by Tegan Northwood / April 30, 2018

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Roof-beams from a Viking longboat

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A number of websites make visits to places of worship, akin to Exploring Liturgy’s. The best known is perhaps the “mystery worshipper” column at Ship of Fools (http://ship-of-fools.com/mystery/index.html). Visits to historic sites also remain popular among pilgrims, walkers and daytrippers. Here is St. Olaf’s, possibly the smallest church building in England, thought to employ beams of a Viking longboat in its roofing--though records date back only to 1550. At the remote end of Wasdale valley, next to the inn, it is dwarfed by England's highest mountain, Scafell Pike, and itself hidden by a grove of yew trees. The tiny churchyard shelters the bodies of walkers lost on the mountains, and Christian worship in the Anglican tradition continues on something like a regular basis. I visited on the Sunday of Epiphany 2018, when the next service was to take place at Easter.

(Photography on this page by Stephen Burns.)