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Edward Higginbottom

Sancte Deus: A Journey Through the Renaissance

Any Castle of some size would have its own chapel, either within the castle or on the grounds. The Chapel on the grounds of Edinburgh Castle is named St. Margaret and is the oldest surviving building in the city of Edinburgh. It contains five stunning stained glass windows depicting the following: St. Margaret of Scotland, St. Andrew, St. Columbia, St. Ninian, and Sir William Wallace, national hero of Scotland.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. 

St. Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh Castle

Interior St. Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh Castle

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Direct me now, O gracious Lord,
To hear aright Thy holy Word;
Assist Thy minister to preach,
And let Thy Holy Spirit teach,
And let eternal life be found
By all who hear the joyful sound. Amen.

Our Father
Who art in heaven
Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.


Abide, O dear Redeemer,
Among us with Thy Word
And thus now and hereafter
True peace and joy afford. Amen

St. Margaret's Chapel, Edinburgh Castle, Stained glass window depicting
Sir William Wallace

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