THERE are only a few of them, but they do it every year: every
Good Friday, a group of worshippers from Lyon Anglican Church
(diocese of Europe) meets in Rontalon, in the
Monts du Lyonnais, east of Lyon, for a five-mile walk. They stop
along the way at the pilgrim crosses to read a passage from the
Bible, sing a hymn, and pray.
The walk ends - as it should in France - with a meal in the
village, in the Café de la Place.
It is, they say: "A time of peace, friendship, and worship. Away
from the rush of the city and everyday life, we at last have time
to talk quietly to one another, or meditate in silence. And what
better scenery to celebrate the hope and joy of the resurrection
than the orchards in full bloom?"