Tokens of Grace
Tokens of Grace – Cape Breton’s Open-air Communion Tradition by Laurie Stanley-Blackwell.
Cape Breton’s Open-Air Communions Between 1840 and 1890, open-air communions were a dominant symbol in the lives of Cape Breton’s Scots Presbyterians, imported from Scotland, this tradition became the spiritual and social highlight of their year. Whole Communities, numbering in the thousands, converged for these great religious occasions. The story of Cape Breton’s Sàcramaid offers the reader an enriched glimpse into religious beliefs, foodways, gender relations, dress customs and the decline of the Gaelic language.
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