Saturday, April 12, 2008


Bermuda's smallest church - Heydon Chapel, built in early 1600s

May the God who gives
endurance and encouragement
give you a spirit of
among yourselves
as you follow Christ Jesus,
so that with one heart and mouth
you may glorify the God and Father
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 15:5-6
I was the winner of a week long trip to Bermuda through BACK TO THE BIBLE last October. While there I was able to do a lot of sight-seeing on the beautiful island and participated in Bible Study with Woodrow Kroll at Willowbank, a Christian resort.
The last full day of the trip I disovered Heydon Chapel. This chapel is Bermuda's smallest church. It holds non-denominatinal services which feature Gregorian chants in the single-room sanctuary. In the Chapel three nuns sing Gregorian chant, in Latin, every morning at about 7:30 am and afternoons at 3 pm. They are not Roman Catholic as the chant implies but members of the ecumenical Community of Jesus based in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Their local Community comprises persons from many locally represented Christian churches from Roman Catholic to Pentecostal. They support each other in their common beliefs while maintaining their individual religions.
A. W. Tozer said, “Has it ever occured to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshippers meeting together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.”

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