re-enactments are a powerful way to keep history alive. More
importantly, they draw us into another time and open a window into a
world that no longer exists. Re-enactments are sensory extravaganzas.
Sights, sounds and smells help make the sacrifices and heroism come
This re-enactment didnít have any canons
and the bullets flying but instead had the mighty weapons of the pen.
Two Civil War era prelates will faced off as actual 1860ís sermons from
clergymen from the North and South are re-enacted. Sitting in the oldest
working church in Northern Illinois, attendees sat in pews that are
actually older than the 1860 sermons they will be hearing. Instead of
tracing the battle lines and formations of soldiers and cavalry,
attendees looked deeply into the way important clergymen of the day
brought their faith, the bible and moral principles into the theatre of
The following links are
to the sermons given by the bishops during the reenactment on Sunday June
21, 2015 at St.
James at Sag Bridge.