Picture (Left): The Church during the 60's.
This church offered light and hope to many
hippies in the 60's and early 70's as well
as many others who came to worship there,
which at that time offered an alternative
form of The Old Catholic Mass, and which
is now a Woodstock Historical Landmark.
Currently, the Traditional Western Orthodox
Service is held every Sunday at 11:00 AM
by Father John Nelson.
A wedding being performed by
Father Francis in the early 70's.
Michael Esposito (looking a little
like Jesus) is standing next to Francis.
The caption under the picture is:
"Archbishop Francis performs an
early morning wedding ceremony
for barefoot bride and groom on his
mountain top near Woodstock, NY."
Another wedding reception on
the church grounds in the 70's.
Father Francis is talking to one
of the guests, while a colorfully
dressed Zubin plays a tie die guitar
in the background. Peace Activist
Terry Buckner (cutoff in picture on
the right), who was herself a Devoté
of Father Francis & the Old Catholics,
was also a very kind, spiritual person;
she was probably listening to the music...
Picture (Above): a photo of a Newspaper Article
which appeared in the Churchman,
a Church Newspaper, which was written by Father Francis in December, 1970.
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