Religion: Manning's Priesthood

A score of eminent non-Episcopal clergymen sat with upturned faces in the front row of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan, last fortnight while Presiding Bishop James De Wolf Perry, local Bishop William Thomas Manning and others consecrated Charles Kendall Gilbert, 52, Suffragan Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of New York. When non-Episcopalians are invited to such a ceremony they are often invited to sit within the chancel. But in view of Bishop Manning's rigorous theocracy, their exclusion in this instance was not...

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