3 - since I left home, first at BellowsFalls, where the rite of confirmationwas administered to ayoung lady. Trinity Church,situated on Broadway, is themost superb church edifice Iever saw. The bells, 6 in numberare made to ring times, I suppose,at the pleasure of the ringer.Today, as they called us to prayer,they played four different ones,This church is built of stone, inthe Episcopal style, with spinsand turrets, numerous nichesin the walls, and small windows,the glass of which is stainedwith many beautiful colors,through which the light shines3 - so dimly, that the church isquite dark. Above the altar, arethe representations of Christ and6 of the Apostles, also made ofstained glass. Among these Irecognized St. Peter, the patronof the Catholic Church, withhis keys hanging by his side.As the organ played the voluntary,and rolled out its mightyvoice, the effect was almostoverpowering. Then the thoughtarose, Can God be better worshippedfrom such an house asthis than from the humbler andless ostentations sanctuaries, wherepure-hearted poverty assembleseach Sabbath? Though the soul
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