Thought for the Day – Cosmati Paving for the Coronation

In the centre of London there is a beautiful thirteenth century mosaic of theuniverse that is hand cut by Italian and British craftsmen. It has a central circle of onyx surrounded by four outer spheres of cut glass and stone held in a spiral that does...

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Thought for the Day – Vigil for Queen Elizabeth II

The Great Hall at Westminister was in silence at four o’clock yesterday morning as I stood in vigil with the coffin of Queen Elizabeth.  She was placed on a raised island at the centre of a red catafalque, a decorative wooden framework. Four soldiers stood to the...

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