Postcards from the Road, #6, Warsaw and Treblinka

The Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel, 8th Bishop of Olympia

We have made it to Poland, via a quick, but restful stop in London. And this post will be long, and filled with pictures, so fair warning. Our first stop in Poland is Warsaw and our very first event, other than a wonderful dinner Saturday night with our British and US traveling partners, was church Sunday morning, with the Anglican Church in Warsaw, under the pastoral care and guidance of the Rev. David Brown, Chaplain.

We were warmly welcomed on a beautiful Sunday morning in the old town of Warsaw. Though it is the old town, it is actually relatively new by European standards. The entire old section is a UNESCO Heritage site, not for its age, but for the fact that it is one of the largest most meticulously rebuilt old towns. During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, more than 85% of Warsaw’s historic centre was destroyed by…

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