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St.Margaret´s Church
03-MAR-2013

St.Margaret´s Church

It may seem surprising to find another large church standing so close to the might and magnificence of Westminster Abbey. Why was an additional church needed in such a position? To answer that question we have to recall that Westminster Abbey was originally a Benedictine Abbey. In 1065 Edward the Confessor gave orders for the consecration of the abbey church of the Benedictine monastery. That great church was to be the centre of life for the monks of Westminster. Following the Rule of St Benedict, they would assemble at fixed times throughout each day to worship God by singing what is known as 'the Divine Office'. That was their duty - 'office' comes from the Latin word for 'duty'. This was their main task in life, so they called it Opus Dei - 'God's work'. Nothing was allowed to disturb them in carrying out this basic duty.

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Frank Tran06-Apr-2013 20:13
Nicely framed and captured! V+
Jess. ( Lady.D.)06-Apr-2013 15:24
Super shot of this beautiful church Jose, the framing with the tree is well done and the info excellent....
Tom LeRoy06-Apr-2013 14:41
A sunny view and shot with the Westminster Abbey in the background.
Interesting information too! V
Gérard Koehl06-Apr-2013 13:42
Superbe église... V
Char06-Apr-2013 13:28
Excellent photojournalism, Jose! Excellent shot of this beautiful church. \/
Jim Coffman06-Apr-2013 13:22
A lovely capture,Jose!
Ceya06-Apr-2013 13:13
A beautiful spring shot with sunlight, grass and framing trees..The people give the scale to the massive and impressive church!
fotabug06-Apr-2013 12:56
Very nice composition
Zoltán Balogh06-Apr-2013 12:37
Very nicely framed Jose! V
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