“The Holy Grail ‘neath ancient Roslin waits. The blade and chalice guarding o’er Her gates. Adorned in masters’ loving art, She lies. She rests at last beneath the starry skies.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code
The idea of a sacred place or space has been with us since ancient days, a reminder that we are in search of a greater understanding of the world in which we live and our place within the unfolding narrative. We are fascinated by places that have evolved over the centuries, yet remain as vibrant today as they were in the past. Perhaps it is because we want to explore our personal journeys by reflecting on the lives of others who have come before.
A sacred place gives pause for contemplation, a time to refocus on the things that give meaning to life – deeper purpose, seeking gratitude and kindness to ourselves and others
I invite you to join me at Rosslyn Chapel, which we visited a few years ago. It was a rainy day, with cloud cover that added a dramatic flair to our visit. We were off season, and yet there was a healthy line-up of people waiting to enter the Chapel and experience the history of this sacred space.
Tea was served, with scones and clotted cream, a warm send off as we headed into the rainy afternoon.
Rosslyn Chapel remains privately owned.
The current owner being Peter S. Clair-Erskine, 7th Earl of Rosslyn.