Religion: Bishop

"Receive," said the Rt. Rev. Ethelbert Talbot, "Primus" of the Protestant Episcopal Church and Bishop of the See of Bethlehem, Pa., "the Holy Ghost for the office and work of a Bishop in the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the imposition of our hands."

He was addressing the Rev. Ernest Milmore Stires, Rector for the last quarter-century of St. Thomas' Church, Manhattan, who knelt before him, pale and grave. In the chancel stood 35 bishops; 430 clergymen were ranked in files in the nave; hundreds of wealthy laymen were packed shoulder...

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