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Tomorrow colgaffneyis has an event at a Presbyterian Church in Hudson, Wisconsin (Just over the St. Croix River from Minnesota), to kick-off their church year. Unfortunately, our own church, St. Mary's Episcopal Church is also starting its church year. So we have a schedule conflict. mia_mcdavid will head out early to Hudson, but I will go to St. Mary's before following her eastward. The two denominations have quite different styles of worship. Summarized in Scots:

"Piskie, Piskie, say Amen
Doon on your knees and up agen."

With the reply:

"Presbie, Presbie, dinna bend;
Sit ye doon on mon's chief end."

A few years ago I wrote an article for colgaffneyies Newsletter on religious conflict in Scotland during the period we reenact (c. 1630). I gave it the subtitle Presbies, Papists, Piskies, and Puritans, and immediately thought of the question Lenny Bruce once asked: "Are there any groups I haven't insulted yet?"


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