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Saturday night in Shwedagon Pagoda, Sunday morning in Anglican Church. So how did that compare? Well actually both places felt the same. Both places calm, spiritual, uplifting, peaceful. Both places really busy. Both full of families, teenagers and older people. Around 250 Christians gathered on Sunday morning to worship in English, which was really strange. A small amount of the service was in Burmese but the liturgy was Church of England 1920. Afterwards they gathered for coffee and chat but we were all given a bag of home made samosas, with some bright orange sauce. We’d have photographed them for you but we were hungry and ate them pretty fast back at the hotel.
Personally, even though the worship was in English, I felt quite disconnected from it all, until they sang All Things Bright and Beautiful – a hymn I don’t like but I remembered singing at a good friend’s funeral – and then the 3 Amens. Suddenly I felt the connection of Burmese and UK Christians all singing the same Amens together and I felt very connected with these Burmese Christians. Thank you Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Yangon. I feel very privileged to have worshipped in Yangon.