Monday, July 19, 2010

George Washington's dedication of the United States

George Washington dedicated the United States here at the corner of Ground ZERO:

http://www.saintpaulschapel.org/in_depth/

When St. Paul’s Chapel was completed in 1766, it stood in a field some distance from the growing port city to the south. It was built as a “chapel-of-ease” for parishioners who lived far from the primary, or “Mother,” church. George Washington worshiped here on Inauguration Day, April 30, 1789, and attended services at St. Paul's during the two years New York City was the country's capital. Above his pew is an 18th-century oil painting of the Great Seal of the United States, which was adopted in 1782.

On Sept 11 when the WTC Towers fell every building around them was damaged except this church. A sycamore tree behind the church (which I am told represents God's Judgement / Mercy) saved the church from a huge beam that was about to crush it.

God's Judgement for a country always begins at the place of dedication.

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