Sport: Church for Lincoln

"I step into this pulpit dedicated to the memories of two Christian mothers,* with a deep desire to prove worthy of the high trust. I, too, have a mother in the unseen world. The last time I ever saw her, and the last time she ever saw me with earthly eyes, was here in New York on the night that I was ordained to the Christian ministry. May she, too, join the group that looks down from the battlements of Heaven to bless us here."

These were almost the first words spoken last Sunday by...

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