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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Clerical muddles

In a web surfing frenzy, I've come across the Episcopal Diocese of New York's website. In their "Forms of Clerical Address" page they get one thing right! Episcopalians are told - "It is incorrect to say, for example, “the Reverend Smith.” It is correct to say “the Reverend William C. Smith.” Absolutely so. Hollywood should be told.

I once heard of a Father Christmas. Seeing that this diocese is uber-liberal in most ways, I wonder if there is a Mother Goose in the clerical listings?


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