Religion: Ahhhhhhmen

How should a preacher pronounce "Amen?" A short, brisk "aymen" or a long "ah-men?" Few laymen care, but Rev. Alfred Merrill Eells of Esperance, N. Y. came out flatly last week against what he called "ahhhhhhmen." In The Presbyterian he declared that it is an imitation, taken by the Methodists from the Episcopalians who took it from the Roman Catholics. Wrote Presbyterian Eells: "It gives the impression of affectation. ........It is contrary to devotional custom. . . . It is ant-Scriptural. . . . Christ never used it, the Apostles never used it,...

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