Religion: Episcopalian Congress

The great sub rosa concern of Protestant Episcopal bishops, priests, laymen who met at Washington last week for their 49th triennial convention was hierarchy. Nominally the bishops are co-equal with John Gardner Murray of Maryland as presiding bishop. But a growing faction of Episcopalians love regimentation. Particularly the Anglicans among them talk of creating archbishops. Others oppose them tooth and claw. Of this denominational stress little appeared when the convention opened last week and little of anything else. The time was spent shaking hands and preparing for contest of the next week.


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