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Huguenot Church

Nous sommes allés à Charleston hier pour participer au culte français de l'église huguenote. C'est la seule église huguenote qui reste en Amérique du Nord et elle n'est plus française. C'est-à-dire que les membres sont américains et très peu parlent français. Mais le pasteur avait invité un ami qui parle français (né d'un père français) et qui a donc pu diriger le culte en français, sauf le sermon. Il a prêché en anglais. Mais j'ai bien aimé la liturgie huguenote ; nous avons récité plusieurs passages et le pasteur invité a lu d'autres passages aussi en français. On n'a chanté qu'un hymne en français (Psaume 89) et les autres étaient en anglais. Mais c'est bien passé avec les chrétiens qui sont pour la plupart descendants des Huguenots. De plus, la ville de Charleston est toujours merveilleuse (et le bébé est fasciné par les chevaux dans la rue !).

We got to go to the annual "French" service at the Huguenot Church in Charleston this past Sunday. It was conducted largely in French, but not exclusively. Most of the singing was in English, as was the short sermon (which did not discuss the Huguenot heritage, as I had hoped). But it was a good experience nonetheless, and my wife in particular enjoyed meeting a lot of the attenders who are for the most part of Huguenot descent. She had to slip out early with the baby because he was starting to get antsy and noisy, so she talked to some others who were also waiting outside. Afterward we were invited to the church's collation, which was much more than a collation, and quite delicious.


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