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... which resulted in the founding" of the ECG.(p172)
Robert Nevin, the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America (PECUSA) rector in Rome, "seems to have been present at every juncture in the planning" and "appears to have been, with [Frederick] Meyrick, the principal strategist in winning Anglican Episcopal backing."(p123, 175)
Although official Anglican support and "regular substantial financial subsidy" was withdrawn from the ECG at ...
... and we were able to bring wine and gelato into the theatre.
Yesterday we headed out of the core to visit one of the underground catacombs where approx 1/2 million Christians were buried during ancient Roman times. We also strolled up part of the Appian Way. In the afternoon we toured the Borghese Gallery - our one museum stop this week. The Borghese is a very manageable gallery housed in what was once Cardinal Borghese's mansion. The leaders of the ...
... Saturn dropped his sickle and shaped the harbor; where the sea monster Scylla devoured sailors and her sibling Charybdis sucked ships into her whirlpool three times a day.
The city today houses approximately 300,000 people and is known as the "Gateway to Sicily." It stretches along the”strait” between the Paloritani Mounts and the sea.
One of our favorite servers at breakfast told us we needed to take a tour of Taormina and ...
... in. Once in we spent hours walking the halls of the Vatican Museum taking in all the old religious stuff. Unlike most museums in Europe where a significant majority of the artistic works are about Jesus, this was a rare exception as ALL of the works were about Jesus. Jesus and the Pope... and their fine array of wares available for purchase at every turn.
Relaxing in the Vatican City gardens we noticed that the Pope seems to really like the Teenage ...
Day 2 - Roma
We are still without luggage but have been assured that 4 out of 5 bags are in Rome. However, even though they arrived in Rome at 8:00am on Monday, they still have not arrived to our hotel by 8:00am Tuesday. We hope that our luggage is enjoying the sights of Rome as much as we are. Mom's bag was still at JFK as of yesterday, but due to arrive on Tuesday.
Today's adventure began when we met our tour guide, Manuel - or Miguela as Brian ...