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The Very Rev. Lucinda Laird

[The American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Paris] “We are climbing Jacob’s ladder.” Many of you will know this African-American spiritual; many of you will have sung it at Sunday school, or at camp. It is a wonderful song. This image – this incredible image – of a ladder, or better translated, as a staircase connecting heaven and earth with angels ascending and descending. It has prompted manifold interpretations over the centuries, and great works of art...sculpture and painting, as well as song. It is a primitive, piercing-symbolic overwhelming image. We don’t quite know what to make of it. It offers...


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