Photos for Volume 3
Worcester Cathedral whose tower was one of two Royalist lookouts during the 1651 Battle of Worcester, England, Dec. 08. (See Volume 3 Dedication & Sermon.)   Powitch Church whose tower was one of two Royalist lookouts during the Battle of Worcester. Gavin pointing to bullet marks from Roundhead fire. Dec. 08.
Sheep now quietly graze on the old Worcester battlefield. Christmas Day, 2008.
  Gavin at Worcester Guildhall with statues of Charles I (left) and Charles II (right); decorated with oak leaves on Oak Apple Day (29 May), and Christmas decorations at Christmas reminding us Interregnum Puritan Ordinances tried to stop Christmas. Christmas time, 2008.
350th anniversary (1651-2001) Worcester Battlefield tablet.   Gavin at Stonehenge, England, Salisbury trip on & around Royal Oak Day 2001. After the Battle of Worcester, Charles II stayed at Salisbury & inspected Stonehenge, en route to his escape ship departing from Dover to France.
Royal Oak Tube Station, London, Dec. 08.
  Charles II looking at Roundheads from the oak tree, Royal Oak Hotel & Restaurant, Tabbard St., London, Jan. 09. (See Volume 3 Dedication & Sermon.)
Gavin in front of the white cliffs of Dover, England, Jan. 2002. Charles II’s return ship landed at Dover in 1660.   Gavin in Oct. 2008 at London’s Royal Chelsea Hospital 1682 statue of Charles II; regilded for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in 2002. This old soldier’s home founded by Charles II, annually celebrates Oak Apple Day on the 1st / 2nd Thursday in June with a military Parade; usually Reviewed by a member of the Royal Family. On Royal Oak Day this statue is decked in oak leaves, and as in other places on Oak Apple Day, participants wear sprigs of oak. (See Volume 3 Dedication & Sermon.)
Gavin at Ely Cathedral, England, Dec. 08. Under the tyranny of the illegal Solemn League and Covenant, 14 January 1644 was the first Sunday set by the Puritan regime for its closure; and King James Bible translator John Boyce was a Prebendary of Ely. He knew on that coming Sunday the Puritan regime would shut tight the doors of Ely Cathedral to Anglicans, and under this stress, on that same day, he did lay down, and die; and his soul was carried by the angels to God and his heavenly rest.
  Picture of College Court, Royal Chelsea Hospital, Nov. 2008. KJV translator, Daniel Featly, a holy confessor was persecuted by Puritans for being a Royalist Anglican. After a Puritan attempt to kill him, & imprisonment, when very ill he was released on bail & lived here just before his 1645 death at what was then Chelsea College. (See Volume 3 Dedication & Sermon.)
Gavin pointing to a civil war canon ball in St. John Baptist’s Anglican Church at Membury (near Axminster), England, Dec. 08. From the tower of this church, a large oak bough is annually hung on Oak Apple Day, and villagers gather in 1660s costume dress for a parade, in which one villager, dressed as Charles II, gives a speech.
  Gavin in front of “Cromwell House,” Dec. 08, where according to local tradition Oliver Cromwell stayed after he threw up siege works (still visible) and assaulted Marsh Gibbon in Oxfordshire. A church service has been held on Oak Apple Day in the local Anglican Church of St. Mary’s, in unbroken tradition since the 1660s.
Gavin at Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, England. Interregnum built 1653 Anglican Church, whose inscription over door says it was built “when all things sacred were throughout this nation either demolished or profaned.” Dec. 08 Leicestershire is centred around Leicester where in 1645 the unconverted Roundhead soldier, John Bunyan, witnessed the Royalist Cavaliers liberate Leicester from republican Roundheads.
  Gavin at statue of Pilgrim’s Progress author, John Bunyan, Bedford (Feb. 2003). Both before and after his conversion between 1650-55, he was seemingly complacent about the denial of religious freedom to Anglicans from 1643 to 1660 under the Solemn League and Covenant; although after the Restoration, he was one of those Puritans who were in turn tragically denied religious freedom till 1689.
The Royal Oak Grill restaurant at Rouse Hill, Sydney, Australia. The “Royal Oak” is remembered in the names of various places, ships, & streets. (See Volume 3 Dedication.)
  Gavin with tie of London’s Royal Chelsea, at the Royal Oak restaurant, Rouse Hill, Sat. 29 May 2010, 350th anniversary of the 1660 Restoration. In his lapel an oak twig from the Royal Kew Gardens in London, the source for Oak Apple Day fig leaves for the London Parade held at the Royal Chelsea, on the 1st / 2nd Thursday in June.
“Backpacker” Gavin with his backpack on at Cook Street Gate, one of two remaining city gates, Coventry, Oct. 2003. Charles I & Cavaliers were denied their right of admission to Coventry in 1642, & in 1662 Charles II ordered the city walls demolished.
  The remaining Castle Mound of Northampton Castle, Jan. 2009. Held by republican Roundheads it was disloyal in the civil war, and in 1662 it was razed by order of Charles II. The area behind Gavin drops into a recess, used by “him that pisseth against the wall” (I Kgs 14:10). … Such is the ending of the Roundhead’s Castle!
Oak Apple Day or Royal Oak Day or The King’s Restoration Day celebrations are held on 29 May in Northampshire, England; and an industrial estate there is also named, “Royal Oak.” Picture of King Charles II in the oak tree, Royal Oak Hotel, Flore, Northampshire, Jan. 2009.
  A picture of the decrepit megalomaniac revolutionary Puritan republican murderer, Oliver Cromwell. Cromwell Cottage (restaurant), Northampshire, England, Jan. 2009.
Leaving the old world under the Crown in London, on an “Air Canada” flight Gavin enters the new world of the Americas under the Crown at Montreal. March 2009.
  Gavin in Wall Street, New York, USA, in March 2009, with Trinity Anglican Church in the background where the royalist Charles Inglis was Rector. He was forced out of town by republicans & George III made him Bishop of Novia Scotia in Canada in 1787. (See Volume 3 Dedication & Sermon.)
By one tradition (at Castleton, England), Royal Oak Day is on 28 May if 29 May is a Sunday. Cessnock in rural New South Wales (near Newcastle) is part of the Hunter Valley which is a major wine growing region of Australia. Sat. 28 May 2011.
  The Royal Oak Hotel & Restaurant at Cessnock uses as its logo the Royal Oak. Sat. 28 May 2011. (See Volume 3 Dedication & Sermon.)
Gavin in the courtyard garden of the Cessnock Royal Oak Restaurant for lunch, standing between two potted oaks, with a glass of red wine in his hand, and wearing oak leaves in his lapel for Royal Oak Day. Sat. 28 May, 2011.
  A sequel to the 1798 Irish Rebellion Vinegar Hill Battle occurred in the 1804 Vinegar Hill Battle in Sydney. At the Sydney Vinegar Hill Memorial, Gavin with oak leaves in his lapel, holds a sword of a matrilineal 4-times great grandfather, John Brabyn, an army officer of the NSW Corps who held a pew at St. Matthew’s Windsor, and was named by the Governor for his role in putting down the 1804 rebellion. Royal Oak Day, Sat. 28 May 2011. (See Volume 3 Sermon.)
Rector of St. Matthew’s Windsor (Aleks Pinter), at the Lectern at a 1662 Book of Common Prayer Service on King Charles I’s Day, Sunday 30 Jan., 2011. Cranmer’s 1552 prayer book was taken away by Papists under Bloody Mary, and revived as a symbol of Protestantism in 1559; then made “illegal” under the Puritan republic in 1645, and again revived in 1662. The eagle lectern is the type Puritan republican revolutionaries claimed were “idols” when in 1643 they vandalized one at Peterborough Cathedral, England. In the background a stained-glass window with the AV’s words “Follow me,” depicts when “Matthew” “arose” from “the receipt of custom” (Matt. 9:9), and reminds us Puritan Roundheads smashed stained-glass windows at e.g., Winchester & Norwich Cathedrals. The Minister is in a surplice, reminding us that in “the surplice controversies,” Puritans stole Anglican surplices from an Oxford University Chapel & profanely and irreverently cast them into a toilet pit.
  Gavin next to replacement eagle lectern at Peterborough Cathedral, Dec. 2008.
Gavin at King Charles’ Tower, used by Charles I in the 1645 Battle of Rowton Moor, Chester, England, Oct. 2003. (See Volume 3 Dedication.)
  Oak Apple Day, 29 May 2008, Membury, England (The Membury Mercury, Autumn 2008 edition).
The primary focus of King Charles I’s Day is Charles I, & the secondary focus is the Interregnum & Charles II. Gavin at St. Matthew’s Windsor, Sydney, Australia, Sunday 30 Jan., Charles I’s Day, 2011, before one of its four annual 1662 BCP services. Bottom right foundation stone laid by Governor Macquarie in 1817, the NSW representative of King George III (Regnal Years: 1760-1820), “the king who won Australia & the king who lost America.”
  St. Matthew’s Anglican Church Windsor in western Sydney, New South Wales, on the occasion of one of four annual services at this church from the Book of Common Prayer of 1662, Royal Oak Day, 5th Sunday after Easter, 29 May 2011. (See Volume 3 Dedication.)
The 1552 Edwardian prayer book of the Marian martyr, Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (d. 1556), was taken away by Papists because of its Protestantism from 1553 to 1558, and revived as a symbol of Protestantism in the 1559 Elizabethan prayer book; and Cranmer’s Elizabethan & Jacobean prayer book of 1559 & 1604 was made “illegal” because of its Anglicanism under the Puritan republic from 1645 to 1660, and revived as a symbol of Anglican Protestantism in the 1662 Caroline prayer book. Gavin with oak leaves in his lapel at St. Matthew’s Windsor, Sunday 29 May 2011, before a church service from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; in front of the Governor-General banner of Lord Casey (Governor-General 1965-1969) in north-east corner, the Federal representative of the Crown in Australia.
  Photo on south wall of St. Matthew’s Windsor of Royal Visit to this Church of Queen Elizabeth II with Duke of Edinburgh, the Bishop of Parramatta – Bishop Begbie (far right), & Rector of St. Matthew’s – Canon Rawson (far left), in 1970 - the Bi-Centennial Year of Captain Cook’s discovery of eastern Australia in 1770. 29 May 2011.
Communion Table, St. Matthew’s Windsor, Easter 5, Royal Oak Day, 29 May 2011. The rubric of the 1662 prayer book refers to the Minister in an eastward facing church “standing at the north side of the Table” at The Communion Service, and from this “north side” reference point at the consecration “standing before the Table” and hence facing south so that his actions of consecration in which he is to “break the bread” are “before the people” i.e., they can be clearly seen by the people. By contrast, the earlier practice of the priest standing in the middle of the Communion Table with his back to the people meant his actions were not “before the people.” Hence the old Romish priests the middle of the so called ‘altar’ (which is in fact no ‘altar’ at all)” having so turned their backs to the people at the Roman Mass, then elevated or lifted up the bread in order for it to be idolatrously adored by the congregation;   In harmony with the Biblical teaching of Cranmer’s Protestant prayer book of 1552 as preserved for us in the 1662 prayer book, there is no so called ‘altar’ in the church, but rather a Table, known by such names as, “The Lord’s Table” (I Cor. 10:21), “the Table,” “the holy Table,” “the Chancel Table,” or “the Communion Table. “The Table at the Communion time having a fair white linen cloth upon it,” “in the Chancel,” i.e., the area at the church’s east side behind the Communion rail where Communicants kneel on the cushions to receive Communion; & the Minister (Rev. Mr. Aleks Pinter) “standing at the north side of the Table” (BCP rubric), 29 May, 2011.

but this practice was done away with under Protestantism since, “The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was not by Christ’s ordinance … lifted up, or worshipped”, and “The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly administered according to Christ’s ordinance …” (Articles 27 & 19, Anglican 39 Articles). For “no adoration … ought to be done, either unto the sacramental bread or wine … for that were idolatry to be abhorred of all faithful Christians …” (Final Rubric, Communion Service, 1662 Book of Common Prayer).

St. Matthew’s Windsor display cabinet. Authorized Version of 1611 Georgian Bible printed in 1763 under King George III (Regnal Years: 1760-1820), whose NSW Governor laid the church’s foundation stone in 1817. Royal Oak Day, Sunday 29 May 2011.
  St. Matthew’s Windsor display cabinet. AV of 1611 Georgian Bible of 1821 sent by King George IV (Regnal Years: 1820-1830) under whose reign the church was completed in 1821, & used as the pulpit Bible till 1936. Royal Oak Day, Sunday 29 May 2011.
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church Windsor in western Sydney, New South Wales, was erected in 1820 with some finishing touches added in 1821, and is the oldest Anglican Church building in Australia. Erected in 1820 in the reign of “GR” i.e., “G” = “George” & “R” (Latin, Rex) = “King.” Sunday 29 May, Royal Oak Day or The King’s Restoration Day, 2011.
  G. Alex Neil (left), a Free Presbyterian Elder (conducting service) & Gavin (right) an Evangelical Anglican (preaching), Dedication of Textual Commentaries Vol. 3 (Matt. 21-25), Mangrove Mountain Union Church, N.S.W., Australia. On London Oak Apple Day date of 1st / 2nd Thursday in June, on this tradition, Royal Oak Day being in 2011 Thurs. 9 June. (See Volume 3 Dedication & Sermon.)
Gavin wearing tie of London’s Royal Chelsea & in front of pulpit decorated with oak leaves & one in his lapel with sword of a 4-times great grandfather, John Brabyn, an army officer of the NSW Corps who helped put down the 1804 Vinegar Hill Rebellion in western Sydney, modelled on the 1798 Vinegar Hill Irish Rebellion, modelled on the American Revolution of 1776. Royal Oak Day, Thurs. 9 June 2011.
  Gavin in March 2011 at Display Cabinet of Moore Theological College Library showing the “400th anniversary of the King James translation” 1611-2011. (See Volume 3 Dedication.)