Religion: Old South

A committeeman of Old South Church, Boston, was summering some 40 years ago at Bar Harbor, Me. One day he went over to Northeast Harbor to ask President Eliot to suggest a new minister for his church. President Eliot named a young Scotch preacher at Greenwich, Conn., whom he had recently put through Harvard, saying: "I think he will grow, particularly if he should get the right sort of wife."

Last week, Dr. Eliot and Dr. Lawrence (Bishop of Massachusetts), were the principal speakers at Old South Church, celebrating the 40 years'...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!