William T. Manning, Bishop of New York, powerful Conservative leader in the Episcopal Church, announced he would speak last Sunday morning in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Thousands came. As they sang Onward, Christian Soldiers, he ascended the pulpit. After the hymn the Bishop prayed for the dying statesman. After the prayer, he began to deliver in carefully enunciated syllables the sermon which, probably more than any other, will determine his place as a churchman.

Almost at once he caught the imaginations of his congregation. A desire...

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