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Flowers of the Day: For a Christmas Altar

Submitted by on January 25, 2014 – 8:28 amNo Comment

stpeterWhite flowers with a touch of red, greenery and a few pine cones filled an urn alongside the altar of St. Peter’s Church in Melaka, Malaysia, earlier this month.

No doubt part of the Christmas decor (there was a decorated evergreen outside the front door of the church), this arrangement adorned the oldest church in town.

Although there’s a bit of a dispute about dates, it’s said that the church was constructed in 1710 to serve the Roman Catholics among the Portuguese population in this busy port.

(Photo ©2014 by Susan McKee)

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