Thursday, February 25, 2010

A bit of Nostalgia.


Bishop Patterson preached a few times at Holy Temple COGIC when I was still there. I have'nt been past in a while, but my family says that everything is the same. Sometimes I think it's odd that I grew up in a church where the ministers wore cassock, surplice and scarf, with the stole added for communion, and where the bishops wore cassock, rochet and chimere, and would eventually cross the Thames. We had robed choirs and many churches had fine music programs.*

And here's another.


St. Michael the Archangel said...

What the heck kinda church is this? Is this what you converted from??

Joe S.R. said...

Yes.That's the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) It's a historically black denomination, mostly centered in the U.S. My family's ties run deep in it,(My great grandfather was a minister in one church, and my grandfather on one side is an elder.)All of my living relatives grew up COGIC. Some of them (including my father) now go to other churches.Website