On 9/11/22, a group known as Guardians Of Divinity protested outside the historic"Trinity Church - Wall St" where they were denied entry to worship.
"All were welcomed" inside the church except the UN-VAXED.
It seems, the Reverend Phillip Jackson, current rector of Trinity Episcopal, defended the segregation and discrimination within his church.... even though denying entry to the faithful is a shameful act. Part 2 - video
There was a slightly awkward moment when a group of US Army soldiers, with a white 140 flag, marched passed the protestors.
Followed by family and friends ... reminding us it is 9-11.
One Parish, Two Church Buildings: In 1697, a little over 70 years after the Dutch settled New York as a trading post known as New Amsterdam, Trinity Church was granted a charter by King William III of England. Since then, Trinity has been an integral part of New York City. Today, Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel (just a few blocks north) are the cornerstones of Trinity Church Wall Street, a growing and vibrant Episcopal community.
It is so stated in Trinity’s Charter that it and all the rights, properties, and privileges described therein would be granted to us provided we pay King William III—and any of his heirs or successors—a yearly rent of...“One Pepper Corn”. And yes, this is a pepper corn like those used in a pepper grinder.
The term “peppercorn” is often just a metaphor for a very small payment, something to bind a legal contract—and often not to be taken literally. And this seems to be the case with Trinity because it doesn’t appear we ever actually paid a yearly peppercorn in rent. Until, Queen Elizabeth visited in 1976 and our then-Rector, Dr. Robert Parks, presented Her Majesty with 279 years of back rent in the form of—279 pepper corns. Queen Elizabeth II accepted this symbolic gesture on the front steps of Trinity Church, where a plaque commemorates the event.