Sunday Service and extra Bacon at Brunch

On February 3, I went to see my friend Sam sing in the choir at St James Anglican Cathedral, a gorgeous old Church in the heart of downtown Toronto. (I grew up attending church, but it had been a long time since I’d attended a service.) My Sunday started out with a very quiet and quick commute downtown. As I was leaving the subway I could hear the sound of Church bells on the crisp winter air. Highlights of the morning:

– Parts of a Mass composed by the Church’s organist David Briggs. Very dissonant at times, but absolutely lovely, and the choir was truly spectacular…I just wished the choir was five times bigger! The Kyrie was gorgeous and I actually had a tear near the end!

– Seeing the beautiful Architecture and Windows in the Sanctuary. The Church is truly spectacular.

– Finding out that the bells in the tower are in fact NOT automated and that people ring them from about 10am-11am every Sunday morning….Then finding out that one can JOIN the group!!!!!!!

So…with that in mind…….Maybe I’ll take up a new hobby…(how beautiful is the following photo?)

The Bell Tower at St James
A stunning photo of St James Cathedral’s Bell Tower taken by Derek Sawyer (April 2, 2006)

After the service, Sam and I went out for Brunch to Le Petit Dejuner on Queen. It’s a very popular spot and we had about 20 minutes of crisp winter friendship while we waited outside for a table. Once we got in, it was a cozy neighbourhood place with mimosas on special. (Mamosa and coffee for $7). Brunch is probably my favourite part of life, let alone my favourite meal of the day. This has to do with the large quantities of coffee, mimosa, and bacon. I think if I had to pick my favourite food, it could easily be bacon.

Sam and I both had the Eggs Veronique. English Muffin with roasted red peppers, caramelized onion, poached egg and hollandaise sauce. We both got a side of bacon…added to our Benedict…oh, bacon, you are my favourite food! Brunch was soooooo good that I am still dreaming about it.

3 thoughts on “Sunday Service and extra Bacon at Brunch

  • February 6, 2013 at 11:51 am

    What a beautiful photo. I like how you and your sister have both been thinking about getting more involved with bell ringing lately! I love how you described your wait for brunch, “20 minutes of crisp winter friendship.” I would never think of it that way, and yet it is true! That is what brunch-waiting is all about. I think I may incorporate this into my life now. I look forward to (possibly) reading more of your bell adventures. šŸ™‚

  • February 6, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I love the picture! Did you take it? What a neat perspective for watching bell ringers!

  • February 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    I’m not nearly talented enough to take such a pretty photo. It was taken by Derek Sawyer.

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